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Old August 19, 2019, 05:42 PM   #51
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Yep, When I went to rebarrel a VZ-24 Mauser,
I considered an 8x57, a 338/06, a 35W and the 9.3x62 Mauser.

When with the 9.3x62 and glad I did.
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Old August 19, 2019, 05:59 PM   #52
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When with the 9.3x62 and glad I did.
Can I ask you why you're happy with the 9.3x62?
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Old August 20, 2019, 12:36 PM   #53
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It's my only 100% Dead-Right-There rifle I've ever owned!
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Old August 22, 2019, 10:12 PM   #54
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I rarely got a DRT with the Whelen. Massive blood trail and sure death, but few DRT.
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Old Yesterday, 01:43 AM   #55
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Never had anything based on 06 that didn't shoot great. My whelen Hawkeye is similarly a great gun, and I don't think the felt recoil is as bad as that of my 45-70. Does tend to favor reloaders--but so do other 06 spawn and other 358's. I say yes.

Ooops--just noticed this is actual hunting results, which I can't comment on since I think it's a bit much for deer. Sorry bout that.
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Old Yesterday, 04:25 AM   #56
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i,m not going to be much help as I just bought my third 35 whelen, shoot a 200 gr hornady bullet at 2600-2700 fps and quit shooting them in the ass with the whelen. the difference between the 35(.358) whelen and the 9.3x62(.366) is .oo8 and no animal shot will know the difference.
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I rarely got a DRT with the Whelen. Massive blood trail and sure death, but few DRT.
Yeah, now that you mentioned it - I've shot 2 deer during "primitive weapon season" borrowing a friend's single shot 35W. All ran, about 25 yds.

Bullet holes between my 9.3x62 and that 35W were similar:
bullet diameter going in
and 1-1/2" exiting.

So difference maybe the bullet, although I've never found any bullet.
I reload a 286 Nosler Partition in my 9.3
The 35W was factory 200 gr Rem CLs
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I've found that the 225 gr gameking shoots very well out of both my whelen and 358 win. Nobody here tried it on game?
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Stag, I have no personal on-game experience with the 225 GK from back in my 358 Win days, but the author of ballisticstudies.com speaks quite highly of it.

(I apologize if we're not supposed to mention other sources, but I refer to his writings frequently).
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