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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth Holland View Post
    The 9.3×62mm (also known as 9.3×62mm Mauser) is a rifle cartridge suitable for hunting larger species of animals in Africa, Europe, and North America. It was introduced by Otto Bock in 1905. The cartridge has a slight power edge over the popular .35 Whelen cartridge. Both these cartridges are real world stoppers and are greatly underrated because the word MAGNUM is missing. There really is little to chose between them, I use a 9.3x62mm on deer with the 230gr Lapua capped hollow point they really do tend to be DRT. Buy the 35 Whelen it too is a very fine cartridge and will stop most things that walk the earth. And cause less damage to a deer than you would think.GH
    Just for kicks I went on Midway USA and priced ammo for both cartridges. The 35 Whelen is loaded for North American use and as such the bullet weights are 200 and 250 grain for longer range shooting. The 9.3 was generally loaded with heavier bullets for shooting bigger game like it was designed to do. If you reload the 35W has bullets like A Square and Woodleigh available for larger game but the factory loads were generally for elk and moose. Surprisingly the cost for ammo was not all that much different but the 9.3 was a little higher. Some of it was due to the bullet selections and loadings. 9.3X62 is a fascinating cartridge but my 6.5 Creedmoor seems to do all I need on them, as does my 35 Remington, 8mm Mauser, 30-30 etc. Dead is dead and as Gareth pointed out some of the big game bullets really don't do that much extra as they are designed to penetrate. These big rifles are fascinating though.

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    Though I no longer own my 9.3 if I truly had only one rifle to HAVE to live/get by with and ammo wasn’t an issue it would be either the 35 Whelen or the 9.3x62 especially if I was living up North.
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    I bought an older Winchester 670 and had it re-bored to 35 Whelen and then Magna-Ported to eliminate muzzle jump. I'm very pleased with this project but I won't ever hunt deer with it because way too much energy for medium sized animals.

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    I had one fallow me home , a CVA single shot, I have loaded ammo for it , and want a day at the range. I still have no idea why I got it I have a .338-06 , 9.3x62mm Mauser and .375 H&H Mag. but it looked liked fun to play with.
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    Mine is build on an FN Supreme Mauser action and seems to like the 225 grain Noslers. I really like it. The recoil isn't bad and it is accurate. I see you are another Missouri guy. I would think the Whelen might be fun on the feral hogs we have running around.

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    I had to leave for work for 8 days and while I was gone my buddy sold the 35 Whelen . I forgot to tell him to put it back for me but I've got plenty of guns to hunt with. I live in rice country south of poplar bluff and so far we haven't got the hog problem yet

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    Kind of an interesting sidebar, some of the guys over at the CMP site have taken M1 Garands and had the old barrels re-bored to 35 Whelen. They put an adjustable gas port on and have a pretty neat semi-auto in a hard hitting caliber. I'm surprised no piggies around Poplar Bluff. They are about an hour south of us in the Piedmont area. A friend has a cattle ranch/farm down there and he has declared war on them. He has the Conservation Dept. trapping them and he has put together an AR10 with suppressor and night vision. He is pretty serious about getting rid of the pigs.

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    I've heard there's a bunch of them around Greenville and around the lake but I live in naylor that's only 5 miles from the state line and I don't figure there's enough woods for them here

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    I had a 35w on a 03 action before Rem standardized it. I didn't have it built, bought it at auction. I've had a couple since on trades but the only one I shot was the custom 03. It was a very accurate rifle and would do 1" at 100yds average. I never had a 350mg in other than 600 series rifles but they weren't near as accurate as the 35w. I might not be a fair comparison against a standard rifle. If I wanted a 35 in this power range I would go for the 35w over the 350mg.
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