A German named Otto Bock created the 9.3×62 rimless cartridge out of whole cloth, although its dimensions look suspiciously like the 7x57mm Mauser of 1892. And that means it’s mirroring our 30-06 for rim, head, body diameter —even the 17-degree, 30-minute shoulder angle. While my Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading shows the 9.3×62 having a head diameter of .467”, live rounds of that ammunition in my possession measure .472”.
I guess that’s ok because a 30-06 cartridge on my desk that is supposed to span .470” at the head actually hits just .466”. Apparently there’s considerable fudge room in cartridge manufacturing tolerances. Since 1928, Prvi Partizan has been producing custom ammunition in Serbia for competition, indoor ranges and big game hunting. Soft point bullets feature a soft lead exposed nose that create controlled expansion and a uniform mushroom. This ammunition is new product, non-corrosive, in boxer primed, reloadable brass cases.
brief History on 9.3×62
The 9.3×62 (also known as 9.3×62mm Mauser) is a rimless, bottlenecked rifle cartridge designed in 1905 by German gunmaker Otto Bock. It is suitable for hunting medium to large game animals in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. At a typical velocity of 720 m/s (2362 ft/s), its 286 gr (18.5 g) standard load balances recoil and power for effective use at up to about 250m (275 yds). The C.I.P. Maximum Average Pressure (MAP) for the 9.3×62mm is 390.00 MPa (56,565 psi).
The 9.3×62mm was designed to fit into the Mauser 98 bolt-action rifle. European hunters and settlers in Africa often chose military rifles for their reliability and low cost, but colonial governments in Africa fearful of rebellions often banned military-caliber rifles and ammunition. The 93×62 250gr expansion tip ammunition was never a military cartridge and so never had this problem. Like their military counterparts, Mauser rifles chambered in 9.3×62mm were relatively inexpensive and quite reliable. Because of these factors, 9.3x62mm quickly became popular, and usage of the cartridge became widespread.
The 9.3×74mmR is a rimmed cartridge that evolved from the 9.3×72mmR black powder cartridge. The energy levels of the 9.3×62 rifle for sale and 9.3×74mmR cartridges are similar, but the cartridges are unrelated. The rimmed cartridge is slightly longer than the 9.3x62mm, allowing for lower pressure in the case while retaining muzzle velocity and energy.
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The 9.3×62? As a firearms and hunting writer I expect to discover and investigate new guns and cartridges. I don’t anticipate discovering an old cartridge that’s trending. But this one is. The 9.3×62 of 1905 , which doesn’t even have a last name, is finally catching the spotlight in the USA.
Some call the German 9.3×62 the poor man’s 375 H&H. Some call it the perfect medium-bore, better than the 35 Whelen, certainly more powerful and versatile than the 30-06. Not bad for a cartridge born a year before the 30-06, seven years before the 375 H&H, and seventeen years before the 35 Whelen (which wasn’t officially commercialized until 1988.)
To put 1905 in perspective, it’s not only 116 years before today, but it predates WWI by almost a decade and the first commercial radio broadcast by 15 years. In 1905 Teddy Roosevelt was president and a German Jew named Einstein was revolutionizing humankind’s understanding of the universe via something called relativity.
Specifications 9.3×62 ammo
Product Information on 9.3×62 rifle for sale
|Grain Weight||285 Grains|
|Muzzle Velocity||2263 Feet Per Second|
|Muzzle Energy||3245 Foot Pounds|
|Bullet Style||Jacketed Soft Point|
|Shipping Weight||1.620 Pounds|
9.3x62mm 286gr SP-RP /20 Description Hornady Dangerous Game Ammunition – Caliber: 9.3 x 62 – Grain: 268 – Bullet: SP-RP – Per 20 – Muzzle Velocity: 2360 fps
|Caliber||9.3 X 62|
|Condition||New in Box|
|Manufacturer Part Number||82303|
|Model||Dangerous Game Series|