Discussion in 'Up To .375' started by Quaticman, Feb 20, 2018.
It's a lovely piece of wood....
Now that is an answer. Thankyou.
Thank you Rick,
While “normal” little boys in my neighborhood were learning how to “keep their eye on the ball”.
I was “that weird little boy” who stayed busy learning to keep my front sight in focus.
Others played their ball games at school and at home.
I shot air rifle in my back yard.
Until in my early teens, I couldn’t figure out (or care) how to bounce a basketball with one hand until forced to learn it by my gym teacher.
Sounds like we were twin sons of different mothers!
Sako 85 Grey Wolf 9.3x62 Rifle by TOBY458 posted Mar 13, 2019 at 3:11 AM
My new Sako 85 9.3x62 is a good shooter! This is with factory loaded 286 gr Nosler Partitions @2450 fps.
Run that ammo over a chrono and I bet it's running 2250.
Do you have a reason to think this? I'll run them over chrono tomorrow to verify.
Yes I bought some Nosler Safari and some Nosler Custom this winter. Safari is nickel brass and Custom is brass. Both shot 2250 fps. Very consistent but 200 fps under advertised vel. I contacted Nosler and they said could be a misprint on the label (2 diff labels?) or a diff batch of powder. (2 diff types of ammo?)
I'll definitely be curious to find out the real velocity. Either way, it doesn't really matter, as I plan to handload Swift A Frames for this rifle anyway. But, I was thinking of using these Noslers on Lion.
I pulled all the rest of the bullets and reloaded them with my own load. I am getting 2550 fps with no pressure. I love this caliber and will go with me in 22 days.
It's a superb calibre that was the general purpose round of Africa until the 375HH came along. It was so good and downright dependable that Pondoro noted that not many people spoke about it much, as everyone knew it did it's job well every time. In power it is a bit short of the 375HH - but in a short action that's plenty enough for everything except the larger DG.
My brother is (now fast becoming "was") a 7mmWeatherby Mag man, since after using my FN Mauser 9.3x62, he now wants one!! Remember, this calibre made it"s reputation on 286gr RNSN - which is exactly what I'll be using (Woodleigh's) in June, when I go for eland, gemsbok and kudu in SA. Look out for the pics and report when I get back!!
Timbo, if that is the 9.3 x 62 that your local cops tried to abscond with, I'm glad you got it back.
Picked up some of the woodleigh 320gr that I want to try. Not sure if I can get them to regulate in my double but should be great bullet in a x62. Just need to finish a couple projects and spend some time at the range.
Thanks!! Yes it was!! The mate who bequeathed it to me has 3 sons who are all senior police officers over here. When I was told the rifle was missing, I called them up saying that the police station had 48hrs to get the rifle back (it was one of THIRTEEN firearms that were noted as missing!!), or I'd be going to the media. I got the rifle - albeit with every screw loose - in under 24hrs!!
Its a lovely rifle! The action has been lapped, and has a fixed 4x Pecar Belin scope on roll on-roll off mounts. Sprinter barrel with band, and with two identical stocks (the other is pristine and stays wrapped up). It came with 600 270gr projectiles, 200 Lapua brass and Custom Grade dies. My mate knew I loved this rifle, and though he never got to use it in Africa, as intended - I'm soon going to rectify this on his behalf.
9,3x62 is my favorite caliber for a dangerous game.
For NT water buffalo the 9.3x62 is often used by clients, and especially by those who are recoil sensitive. I'm thinking of going back, purely for the fun of the challenge in taking another buff with this lovely calibre.
It is legal in some countries but not in others - (at least not officially).
Best check with your outfitter before you finalise your rifle selection.
In southern Africa, 9,3x62 is legal.
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