9.3x57 Mauser

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longhunter posted this 3 weeks ago

I am in the process of getting a 9.3x57 Mauser.  I read  the article in the blog.  It is a help and will get me started.

Does anyone have casting and reloading experience with this cartage?

Thanks in advance.

Jon

Jon Welda CW5 USA Ret.

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Wilderness posted this 3 weeks ago

Jon: I loaded for a 9x56 MS, so some info may work with adjustment.

I used Lyman #3589HP (.360"x 260 gns) with 40 gns 3031. Groups were about 1.25" for 5 shots at 50 meters. Velocity from 17.7" barrel was 1925 fps.

The 9.3x57, with same bullet weight at same velocity, would require a little more powder. Think .32 Special versus .30-30.

My barrel was .353" and the long throat had a .359" entrance. My MS shot well with .360" cast bullets, but indifferently with .354". You join the dots for your rifle,

I have also paper patched #3589HP (no gas checks) for a friend with a couple of 9.3x62s. He reported good results from one rifle and less so from the other.

Cast Bullet Engineering (Australia) makes 9.3 moulds in several designs.

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longhunter posted this 3 weeks ago

Thanks Wilderness.  I didn't think about paper patching.  The Velocity is about what I'm looking for. i'll give it a try

Thanks,

Jon

Jon Welda CW5 USA Ret.

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mashburn posted this 2 weeks ago

That is on caliber that I've always wanted to play with but never had the good fortune of owning one. Congratulations and good luck.

Mashburn

David a. Cogburn

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kootne posted this 2 weeks ago

I have a Husqvarna model 46 in 9.3x57. I have a lot of jacketed bullets and don't shoot it much. A shot or 2 a year in hunting season so I haven't went down the cast bullet road. I do think there may be a lot of potential there considering the velocity of a jacketed bullet should be rather easily obtained with cast. I'm mostly posting to say the dies I have, Hornaday, excessively resize the case neck and I would not get another set of those dies if that how they are all made. I am planning to lap out that neck if I ever run out of factory loaded shells. Just a heads up to check if you buy Hornaday brand 9.3x57 dies.

Dennis

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longhunter posted this 2 weeks ago

kootne,

Thanks for the heads up.  The rifle came with Hornady dies, so I sure will be looking at the over exercising of the case neck.  A lot of times I don't resize cases for use with cast bullets.

Thanks,

Jon

 

Jon Welda CW5 USA Ret.

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