The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Art of the Rifle: General

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 26, 2013, 06:15 PM   #26
Senior Member
Join Date: November 18, 2005
Location: On the Santa Fe Trail
Posts: 6,690
Originally Posted by wooly booger
they are both excellent for large hoofed game. The 9.3 is the only "medium bore" cartridge other than the .375 H&H approved for dangerous game in many African counties.
I wouldn't call three countries "many" but it may have expanded since then as this was discussed back in 07. The question was asked on another web site about the 9.3X62 and 9.3X64 and where it was legal. This was the response from a PH in Mamibia.

Zimbabwe- both 9.3's mentioned is legal
Namibia- only 9.3x64 legal for buffalo, 9.3x62 legal for lion, hippo, elephant as they are not specificaly mentioned in law. (Law states minimum enegry level of 5400 J / (about 3900 ft/lbs) for buffalo)
South Africa- both legal, except in Kwazulu Natal province, where minimum is .375. (Northern Cape's new "permit conditions" on the back of a hunting permit states .375 as minimum, and also that you require 2 PH's to hunt dangerous game!!! I do not think they enforce it though.)
NRA Life Member
taylorce1 is online now  
Old February 26, 2013, 07:25 PM   #27
wooly booger
Junior member
Join Date: February 22, 2013
Location: on the edge
Posts: 143
considering that the countries mentioned in your post are really the only countries in Africa actively marketing hunting opportunities ( with the exception of Cameroon offering specialty hunting for Bongo, red buffalo, and forest elephant ) I think the word many is justified. Before the demise of hunting in Kenya and Zambia ( northern Rhodesia) it was approved for all dangerous game.

The 9.3 actually originated in Africa in mainly German ruled colonies because it was designed around the common 98 Mauser action. Military cartridges were banned from ownership so they could not fall into hands of natives and rebels.
It then became quite popular in Scandinavian countries for use on Elk (moose) and bear.
wooly booger is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08073 seconds with 9 queries