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Re: 9.3x62 build [Re: xausa] #15769531 02/10/21
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Originally Posted by xausa
You might want to take a look at this: https://simpsonltd.com/mauser-98-action-c32240/
NECG could probably fit rings to those bases.



While a nice rifle, fitting scope rings to those bases will cost as much as the rifle. Then too, not many are keen on the base being dovetailed into the front ring.

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Re-bore and fire away Man, 320gr Woodleigh softs/solids over RL-17 at 2400 fps wont take a backseat to much, I just had a 40 cal stalking rifle built, it's a tad over 8lbs, 400gr A Frames at 2400 fps isn't so bad from the bench, a complete non-issue while hunting.


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Re: 9.3x62 build [Re: Bugger] #15773051 02/11/21
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Originally Posted by Bugger
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Forum member dpcd over on AR has an 1930 Oberndorf barrel pattern and he uses Dougie barrels and will sell you one fitted and installed for 275 bucks. I


Surely not an barreled action for that price.


No, no he will sell you said barrel and install to your Mauser. Like I said, I have a 190i Brazilian laying around with crest intact I would part with and it would serve you well.


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Re: 9.3x62 build [Re: Bugger] #15774637 02/11/21
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I think if Winchester offered a Featherweight in this cartridge it would sell rather well. Starting with me and it is a long time since I played with them, 30 years or more ago but I still think the cartridge offers a lot to a serious hunter.


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I’d agree, with a modified barrel contour. There is a good bit of steel in a FW barrel but what is the MD? .560ish at 22”?
I’d bump it .040 if so.


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Re: 9.3x62 build [Re: Bugger] #15778671 02/12/21
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Winny also made Featherweights with standard profile barrels for the magnum cartridges in 7mm remmy and 300 Win. That profile is repeated in the Winlite plastic stocks floating around so the 9.3 is both plausible and practical for the Featherweight concept. I would also buy a .338/06 in that profile if they made it because of great bullets up to 300 grain Woodleigh Weldcores and the .338"s have SD's to handle any need for penetration as well as solids.



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Re: 9.3x62 build [Re: Bugger] #15781003 02/13/21
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I have more faith in my done up Ruger 9.3 than any other rifle I have ever owned save for my 06 m70 classic. The 9.3 is a hunters cartridge par excellence for most anything.


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Re: 9.3x62 build [Re: Bugger] #15781425 02/13/21
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Originally Posted by Bugger
After weighing said rifle it looks like the re-bore would make the rifle sans scope at about 7 lb - a little light maybe I'm thinking?

7 pounds sans scope could work depending on a couple of things. As others have mentioned, recoil in the 9.3 is a factor but it's a slower push than the fast jab of a 300 WM or 338 WM. My CZ 550 American came from the factory with a very good 1" recoil pad, and recoil was more of a shove than the snap of the belted magnums. To be honest though, I've found that a well-organized 375 H&H seems to kick less than either of those.

So the first factor is stock design. You need something that fits you and has a good recoil pad. I like recoil to come straight back, so the HS Precision stocks work well for me. They're on the heavy side, which is not wrong with the 9.3x62.

Second is the scope, rings, and bases. I think that a fixed 4x is pretty much perfect for the 9.3x62, especially if you like 286-grain bullets. A Leupold FX-II in Weaver rings and bases will add about a pound to your 7-pound baseline, and that's a good place to be with the 9.3x62. From there, the sky's the limit. 250-grain bullets turn the 9.3x62 into a kind of rimless 338, and that's a good case a 3-9 variable. You can tinker with the weight quite a bit by trying combinations of steel vs. alloy rings and rails.

More than anything, I'd focus on making that rifle balance well so you can get fast offhand hits. As others have pointed out, it's a hunter's cartridge with few peers so don't be surprised if you find yourself preferring it to everything else you own after a few hunts.


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Won’t have to worry about too light if ya using a CZ in an HS.

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I have two of them and one, a Swede action, needs a full stock. Be Well, RZ.

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Re: 9.3x62 build [Re: Dirtfarmer] #15822721 02/22/21
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Originally Posted by Dirtfarmer
Won’t have to worry about too light if ya using a CZ in an HS.

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I found this to be true even with the factory walnut stock.

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Bugger, The lady's original 9.3x62 oberndorf sporting Mauser has a 23.5" barrel and weighs 7 lbs 2 oz. Very thin contoured barrel and stock. This is a 1922 year model rifle..

The CZ carbines in 9.3x62 that I put away thousands of lbs of moose n caribou with, were equally handy at about 7 lbs 4 oz.

8 lbs is unnecessary.

The cz rifles were too clubby in the pistol grip. The bluing was thin as well and rusts too easy. On one rifle, the threaded bolt knob came loose.

I'd go ruger african in 9.3x62. Richer bluing, one piece bolt, nicer sights, simpler trigger and a sleek stock.

My 416 ruger african cut down to 22.5" to get rid of those stoopid barrel threads, weighs 7.6 lbs. They're sleek sons ah bitches. If it was 8lbs, i wouldn't carry it.

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The Rigby is gone.

I have a good looking 03-A3 sporter that is nice. I have a newer ugly ADL 700, a good looking early BDL 700 and an early 760 (which I have not shot) all in 30-06 .

The kick from my Remington 700 300 Weatherby's doesn't bother at all. So if it kicks less than that, that would not be an issue. (I'm not fond of recoil head aches). On the other hand I could carry a 10 lb rifle all day.

With those rifles as donors, which would you choose? I'm leaning towards the 03-A3.

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Re: 9.3x62 build [Re: Bugger] #15824221 02/22/21
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None. If one should bother then a Mauser is de riguer. Or, heavens! a M70 CRF. Mausers are widely available. Lipstick on a pig is still just a pig with lipstick. No, the Mauser simply must be the ticket in this case.

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Re: 9.3x62 build [Re: bluefish] #15825243 02/22/21
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I also have a Ruger Tang safety with a B&C stock that I'd like to re-barrel, but it is a 7mm RM now, I'm not sure how well that would work for a 9.3x62. Would it take more than a new extractor?

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None. If one should bother then a Mauser is de riguer. Or, heavens! a M70 CRF. Mausers are widely available. Lipstick on a pig is still just a pig with lipstick. No, the Mauser simply must be the ticket in this case.


Mausers are all right, I suppose. My last build was a 375 Whelen AI and it had a Mauser action. I have a friend that knows more about Mausers than I'll ever know. He was the one who furnished that last Mauser action.

If it was like last time -- By the time I buy some wood, shape, inlet and finish it, buy a barrel, chamber it and blue it, mount a scope, alter the safety, and maybe replace the trigger, I might as well buy one off the rack, so to speak -- because my work is quite ssllooww.

Maybe if I was sure this pandemic would last a few more months...


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Re: 9.3x62 build [Re: Bugger] #15825730 02/23/21
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Someone was selling a lovely JC Higgins rebored to 9.3 on either gunbroker or gunsinternational last week.

Here's a nice one:

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/892729961

And another:

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/892670326

Nice CZ:

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/892912176

Nice Mauser:

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/893034714

New Ruger:

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/892964969

Nice old Husky:

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/893121765

Pretty older custom:

https://www.gunsinternational.com/g...er-custom-98-9-3x62.cfm?gun_id=101549329

In short, you got options!


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Re: 9.3x62 build [Re: Bugger] #15826174 02/23/21
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I've looked at the one on Guns International. Nice looking rifle. That scope looks to be too high to comfortably use. Those mounts and the safety would have to be changed, which wouldn't be too much trouble, I suppose, though I know nothing about those mounts.


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Hopefully we are setting the 9.3 loony hook into ya! FWIW the new Ruger is your cheapest way in and will have good resale value should you ever want to go whole hog and make one up.


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My experience with Rugers is that the comb is too low for me. My 7mm RM hurt when I shot it until I put a B&C stock on it. The only other rifle that caused me too much 'hurt', was a 77 RSM 416 Rigby. My pre-64 375 H&H AI is a pussy cat compared to the Ruger 77 7mm RM with a factory Ruger stock. I suppose I could buy that Ruger 9.3x62 and exchange stocks with the B&C stock on my 7mm RM. Then sell the 7mm.


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Re: 9.3x62 build [Re: Bugger] #15827007 02/23/21
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Bugger, if you pull the trigger on that fine ruger 9.3 you won't need to replace the stock. That newer haweye african stock won't bite yah. The comb should be perfect.

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