I haven't shot a buff with a 9.3, but everything up to eland has taken one shot with 286 and 300gr Aframes. I have been doing some limited testing with the 320 woodleigh's and them penetrate better than any other soft I have shot in my rifles (Although I could get them going fast enough to shoot to the regulation on my 9.3 double) I wouldn't hesitate to hunt buff with my 9.3x62 bolt gun. Take the MS and post pictures when you get home.
I like it for 250 grain Accubonds. Very solid out to 325 Yards, including from the sticks. FWIW, good groups from the sticks at distance says a lot about how I handle the recoil, being I'm a recoil sissy.I'm just starting to reload for 9.3x62. Is RL17 a consensus powder for the caliber? What about 9.3x74R? The same? Thanks.
Not an easy question...Of the two stock shapes shown in the initial post, which kicks less, the top or the bottom one?
FYI - It wasn't an R8 owner that started this thread.What is it with R8 owners? They take every opportunity to explain to the rest of us why their rifle is the only one worth consideration. Glad you enjoy them but please stop infecting every other thread with R8 propaganda. We get it. You spent a lot of money for an ugly rifle and you need to explain why. It's become very tedious. How many times does the OP have to say he doesn't own an R8? Jeezle Pete.....
To the OP, take the Mauser 9.3x62.