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#6463133 - 09/22/16 06:39 AM 9.3 x 74R
NKBJ Offline
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Registered: 05/30/10
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Anyone worked with cast lubed or paper patched for 9.3x74R?

Picked one up a while back along with cases and dies. Starting to work up loads with .358" 200 and 280 grain molds.

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#6463249 - 09/22/16 08:29 AM Re: 9.3 x 74R [Re: NKBJ]
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Is this for a single shot or a double? I think the reason why so few go off the beaten path with this cartridge is because of the difficulty with regulating point of impact in doubles as it's a double cartridge first and foremost.
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#6463780 - 09/22/16 02:15 PM Re: 9.3 x 74R [Re: NKBJ]
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It's a Ruger No.1.
With the straight wall case and falling block action it should be loaded with paper patch and FFg.

cheers

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#6469604 - 09/26/16 06:54 PM Re: 9.3 x 74R [Re: NKBJ]
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Just curious why black powder? The 9.3x74 was developed for smokless powder in 1900 and has a slight bottleneck. It was used as a medium bore cartrige in the German African colonies, in much the same way the 375 H&H, 360 Jeffery, and 350 Rigby were, in the British colonies. The 9.3x72 was a black powder cartridge.
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#6477576 - 10/02/16 06:59 PM Re: 9.3 x 74R [Re: NKBJ]
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nsmike,
Because I enjoy it, it's fun.

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#6479674 - 10/03/16 11:10 PM Re: 9.3 x 74R [Re: NKBJ]
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Originally Posted By: NKBJ
nsmike,
Because I enjoy it, it's fun.

I understand that, before my shoulder problems, I hunted with a recurve. The 9.3X74 has a big advantage in component availability compared to equivalent medium bores that come to mind. I've seen a fair number of 9.3x72, over and under rifle/shotguns available at decent prices, if you ever want to fool around with a 35 Remington class cartridge.
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