View Full Version : 9.3X62 & effectiveness on big scary critters

November 3, 2009, 10:54 PM
Will the 9.3X62 be enough for big brown bears? How painful would this caliber be out of a cz 550 FS and is the availability of it tough to come by?


November 4, 2009, 02:44 AM
Yes it will be enough gun for brown bear. It is hard to say how "painful" it would be in the CZ 550, as recoil is a very subjective thing. I will say that my lightweight .35 Whelen with good handloads (pretty much the ballistic twin of the 9.3x62) seems to have more recoil than my heavier .375 H&H. Rifle weight, stock design, and individual shooters tolerances vary widely, making recoil hard to estimate.

November 4, 2009, 11:25 AM
If my guide had a 375 as a backup. My minimum would be a 338WM.