Who owns and uses these calibres

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who owns and uses rifles in the following calibres

  1. 9.3x62

    44.6%
  2. 9.3x74r

    23.9%
  3. .350 Rigby

    3.3%
  4. .318 WR

    3.3%
  5. .333 Jeffery

    1.1%
  6. .275 Rigby / 7x57

    66.3%
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  1. LesLeeSpeed

    LesLeeSpeed New Member

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    Hi,
    The only one that I haven't owned is the 333Jeffrey. I currently own a 9.3x62 Husquvarna, a 9.3x74R Ruger No1, 2 x 7x57 sporters. I have owned and sold a 350Rigby built on a Ruger No1, 2x 9.3x74R doubles, and a 7x57R double, and a 318WR double.
    LesLeeSpeed:W A Rifle:
     

  2. Von Gruff

    Von Gruff AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    The 7x57 was my first serious rifle and have had a few since then with my present custom being a keeper. A 120gn GS bullet at 3200fps, the 160gn Woodleigh at 2700fps and both with excellent accuracy and poi that works with the same zero.
     

  3. 35bore

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    Priceless responce... Just re-read this post and it has to be the best I've seen thus far.
     

  4. Sand Rat

    Sand Rat AH Fanatic

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    Thanks to reading on this site I recently purchased a CZ 550 in 7 X 57. I seemed to have developed a flinch after shooting my M 77 in 30 06 Over the last 36 years and wanted less recoil. Have it sighted in and ready for it's first East Texas whitetail this November. Hoping to take this big seven that needs to be removed from the gene pool.
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  5. Clodo Ferreira

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    Hi,

    I have, and use!, the 7x57. Have two rifles: the old one, my ONLY rifle for many years, came from my Great Grand Father...! Trhought my Grand Father. Is a so-called Plezier Mauser DWM Original Factory Sporter, not a military convertion. I have seen only ONE exactly as mine, in prisitine condition, in www.collectiblefirearms.com, a few years ago. 200 numbers from mine but with original double triggers. Mine has all the proof marks of the era: 2,75 GBP over a Stmg. Has its original rust blueing. It has since many years (I put it...) a Hensoldt Diasta 4x32 Ret. N 4. Original also. Still shoot 1"/100 meters with 160/175 grs bullets....
    The other 7x57 is a Mauser 1935 (action from an original M1935 7,65x53 Argentine German Carabine Mausers, 10000 were bought in that decade and were put in storage and never used...) with a SIG barrel. The barrel (I have another one, also new, as a back up...Ja!) came from Chile. They was replacement barrels for the 1912/1935 Chilean 7 mm Mauser Rifles. Great gun!!! And an honest 1" (less, normally...) rifle for 4 rounds at 100 meters. With practically ANY and ALL loads... I will show you the pictures of these two rifles.
     

  6. Clodo Ferreira

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    The M93 DWM Original Sporting 7x57 Km 16.5 001.jpg Km 16.5 003.jpg Km 16.5 004.jpg Km 16.5 005.jpg Km 16.5 006.jpg
     
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  7. Clodo Ferreira

    Clodo Ferreira AH Veteran

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    And the M1935 7x57 will go latter. I have the pictures in another laptop...
     

  8. edward

    edward GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    i have the 9.3x74r in a double rifle and in a scope sighted encore handgun,love them both.
     

  9. Witold Krzyżanowski

    Witold Krzyżanowski AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    Beautiful rifle in legendary caliber Colorado Ferreira. Congrats.
    Witold
     

  10. Clodo Ferreira

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    Here are the pictures of the 7x57 Mauser 1935. Also I show the moddified military trigger to a single stage. My preffered one for a non breackable hunting trigger.
    And one picture with one of my sons and a rare non-tipical Red Deer... A very cold morning in the Patagonian Andes....A good shoot at 180 meters. Handloads with 173 grs H-Mantel RWS bullets and R22 powder. At 2650 f/s. Good load for big Red Deer. The sight a Zeiss Diatal DA 4x32 R1.

    Depto 012.jpg Depto 013.jpg Disp 1.JPG Disp 2.JPG P1030561.JPG
     
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  11. bebo

    bebo AH Enthusiast

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    20121011_095941.jpg

    CZ 550 9.3x62 Mauser 20" Synthetic stock
     

  12. spike.t

    spike.t AH ENABLER SPONSOR Since 2013 AH Ambassador

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    now @PeteG better get your vote in and move a certain cal off zero.....;)
     

  13. Shootist43

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    I have a couple of 7 x 57(s). I've taken Whitetail Deer with them without any problems. Since then I've switched to the 6.5 x 55 Swedish Mauser as my go to rifle for similar sized game. I also own a couple of 35 Whelens which are a "kissing cousin" of the 9.3 x62. So far I've only used them on Hogs, but am taking one on a 6 animal Plains Game hunt in August.
     

  14. spike.t

    spike.t AH ENABLER SPONSOR Since 2013 AH Ambassador

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  15. Witold Krzyżanowski

    Witold Krzyżanowski AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    Good luck in Africa Shootist44.
    Witold
     

  16. PeteG

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    I will do that in a sec... or should i wait till i actually fire it? I should have the ammo by the time i get to town next, but only got one day there before i fly out to RSA so it might have to wait till i get back from Pretoria.
    Or i could test it in the front yard... could be good theft prevention for while i am away again.

    So to make it official, i am now the proud owner of a 333J bolt action. Made by Chas Osbourne and dates back +- 100years.
    The rifle is not in great shape and needs a bit of work, but it has a good action and barrel.
    The stock needs some tlc and the front sight is located somewhere in the Zambian bush...
     

  17. spike.t

    spike.t AH ENABLER SPONSOR Since 2013 AH Ambassador

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    see you just managed to get that in before going dopping at ndole bay.....;):D Booze:
     

  18. Bruce

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    None of these....
     

  19. Milan

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    You're a man of great taste in calibers and rifles. :D
     

  20. 8x68

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    I blame they guys I used to work with at a gun store many years ago. They got me hooked on DG rifles. It started with a BRNO ZKK 602 in 375H&H. They had a couple come into the store (actually we were the first store to retail BRNO rifles in Canada). They sold one but the other one sat for a while. They started to bug me about it saying that I needed a DG rifle. I said "why" and the one owner said "because I said so". OK good enough for me. He is also the reason behind me getting a 9.3x62 & 404 Jeffery. I said "why" and he said "because you don't have one and plus I said so!" Over the last several years I have purchased a CZ 550 in 416 Rigby, then CZ 550 in 450 Rigby, then CZ 550 FS 9.3x62 then had a custom 404 Jeffery built, then bought my friend's (yes same guy I used to work for) 458 Lott (which I'm toying with the idea of rebarrelling to 550 Magnum), now I'm having a 358 Norma Mag built. This is an expensive hobby and I blame my friend! LOL
     

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