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Going Heavy with Hornady - By Matt Selge

Upon being hit, all that big bull could do was turn 90°, he then keeled over. I put one insurance shot in the spine before we took pictures with it, but it was just that, and insurance shot. The skinned and gutted carcass weighed a shade over 900 pounds. The bullet ended up in the hide on the opposite side of the Buffalo. I shot the buffalo on December 3rd 2019 at “Ox Ranch” near Uvalde Texas. We estimated his live weight to be somewhere between 1800 and 2000 pounds.

My .318 Experience and How it Compares with my 9.3 - By Lindsay Jamieson

Also, in my collection of rifles, is one which is in a lot of ways similar to the 9.3 and I was surprised to find that close comparisons were being made between the 9.3 case and the 30.06 case. (9.3 Journal; 3rd edition; P. 165.} My close relative is the .318 Westley Richards (WR) and, in fact, when ammunition supplies dried up it became standard practice to convert 30.06 cases to .318. So here is my story:

My Grandfather’s legacy - By Gustav Bosman

Note the biltong (dried meat/jerky) in the background. It was customary for South African farmers to go on lengthy hunting trips to hunt for meat in Botswana (called Bechuanaland Protectorate back then). The meat was cut into strips, salted and hung on lines, or even on tree branches, to dry and preserve. The hunter shared the meat with the crew.

Nine-Three Rifles I Have Met

Once, when meeting with the late Faan Zeelie at a Big Bore Association shoot, he introduced me to a man named Johan Zietsman. I wasn’t there to attend the shoot and was minding my own business having a quiet conversation with Faan, who owns one of the most extraordinary 9.3x62 rifles I have ever seen.

9.3 Barnes-X VS Buffalo

I am a strong believer in the Barnes X bullets and have used them extensively in my .223,30-06 , .416 Rigby and my .458 , all recovered bullets showed good expansion. When Barnes launched their X Bullet in 9.3mm I bought some immediately as there ...

Contemplating A True Classic African Cartridge

This very topic came under discussion once at an AIM Show some years ago when a hunter told me about his custom-built rifle. Even when his decision to have a custom rifle built was conceived, his mind ...

The 9.3×62 is a very easy cartridge to reload, I got clover leaf groups with the first load I tried at 100 yards. My loads are super accurate in my CZ550 American with manageable recoil. I have used it on pigs, whitetail deer, black bear and moose, with great success and excellent terminal performance.
From my position, I saw this boar trotting across a
ridge, just below the skyline so the ridge provided a
perfect backstop. The boar was about 80 meters away and I swung the 9.3 Mauser while giving it a bit of lead with the red dot sight that I was using.  When I fired, the pig dropped immediately and started to roll down the hill.  I gave it a quick follow-up shot as it rolled, but it soon got……
I have had three 9.3 and similar rifles and each one had its own place in my memories. One with regret at parting and the others with the pleasure in ownership and use. But my basis for acquisition is the book co-written by Don ‘Ganyana’ Heath and Charlie Haley entitled “Hunter’s guide to classic African cartridges”.  I knew both of these guys and they were both knowledgeable and good fun to be with. In the front of this book is a list of all the appropriate cartridges and I am trying to collect a rifle chambered for each of them.