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today, i ordered a husky 46 in 9.3x57 from simpsons.
https://www.simpsonltd.com/products/z24767

i know that i shouldn't customize 9.3x57, but i will. Red Face well, not customize but semi customize. i don't have the money because i'm disabled, it will be a long term project. the first thing i will do will be 9.3x57 hornady die set, 2 or 3 prvi 8x57 cases, lee universal neck die (it will be a cast boolit rifle), 9.3 case trimmer and brushes. next, i'll have it drilled and tapped for scope bases and put on a leopuld 3-9x(i have it). after that, i'm leaning towards a richards micro stock that will be a wolverine thumbhole or a wildcat style thumbhole stock( it will be a rh action and lh shooter). i'm also thinking that it should be a blue coral laminate stock. i'm undecided if i can 'glass bed the action and barrel. and finally the trigger should be a timney that goes around 3lbs. i'll have to wait to see or not.
http://www.rifle-stocks.com/

somewhere i'll have to size the bore and chamber. i'm thinking that it be 270-280gr boolit that goes about 1700-1800fps. the 9.3x57 will be my close in deer and black bear rifle.

i know i shouldn't have semi custom the rifle, but i will because i canWink


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it looks like you might have to either bend the bolt handle or it looks like it might have been tapped for a side scope mount already. you also might want to hold off on ordering a stock until you hold that stock up to your shoulder, nice trim stock and they point like a shotgun. just my two cents. nice find, good luck with your project.


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well it came today and all i got to say is WOW!!!!









i'll say to Simpson's, thank you very much!!!! this is my first husky and i'll be an repeat customer!!!

i went to the ffl guy to pick up my husky. he handed the husky to me(i had a stroke and my right arm/leg is only about 20% good) and the first thing that i noticed and said "this thing is light." the husky puts all its weight forward, which incidentally, i luv. the wood, while scratched and dinged, was great too. the barrel, except for the scratch, is great too. while i haven't done a thing, i was only concerned that Simpson says " The bore shows some light frost in the grooves", i'll be danged if i find it. the trigger is good, but it ain't a timney. and finally the action. it looks to me like was new. i can't find any scratches or dings on the action. all in all, thats the best $275 + shipping i spent.

i may not buy the Richards gunstock, but i will have to spend the money to d&t, safety and bending the bolt.


Tears on a river
Push on a shove
It don't mean much
Joker on jack
Match on a fire
Cold on ice
As a dead man's touch
Whisper on a scream
Doesn't change a thing
Doesn't bring you back
Blue on black
-KWS
 
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I have a set of dies, factory ammo ,bullet mold and loaded ammunition but no rifle for it. the caliber is 9.3X72R my guess would be a drilling type gun but I am not familiar with that caliber.
 
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Originally posted by Jim S.:
I have a set of dies, factory ammo ,bullet mold and loaded ammunition but no rifle for it. the caliber is 9.3X72R my guess would be a drilling type gun but I am not familiar with that caliber.


the 9.3x72R is something i don't know much about. the 9.3x62(.366" bullet) is something akin to a 35 whelen, i think.

i had a 7x57 custom mauser(my son has it) and i would kill deer almost regularly. a 139gr hornady fn(discontinued cry) and a charge of imr4350? or imr4320? at 2500-2600fps was my load.

i've been thinking of a 280gr-ish fn gc going about 1700-1800fps will take deer/black bear out to 150 yards(50 yards is more likely). i have slugged it and it is .3660". i have seen forster hp kits ( https://www.forsterproducts.co...hollow-pointer-kits/ ) and i've been thinking about 270gr speer or 286gr prvi. it would be devasting on deer.


Tears on a river
Push on a shove
It don't mean much
Joker on jack
Match on a fire
Cold on ice
As a dead man's touch
Whisper on a scream
Doesn't change a thing
Doesn't bring you back
Blue on black
-KWS
 
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What a cool project. Enjoy!
 
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Originally posted by Rooterpig:
What a cool project. Enjoy!


thanks!!!

next month, i'm going to get dies, 8x57 cases and either 270gr speer or 286gr prvi's. i think i will hp it, so i'll get a forster hp kit. since i have a can(1lb) of imr4895 and primers out the wazoo, i can shoot it, finally happy.

then, 2-3 months later, i will take it to a gunsmith who will d&t and "bend" the bolt handle. he will, most likely, take the 3 position safety and make it 2 position.

when the 9.3 comes back to me, 2 or 3 months i'll mount a scope on it. then(i'm saying that alot!!!) it will probably be a richard's stock. after that nuts, the 9.3 will be cast boolit rifle, so then i'll have to decide what mold and from whom.

it will probably be next year till i take her out hunting. i've been thinking about a simpson's remington rolling block(1867) to customize the barrel.


Tears on a river
Push on a shove
It don't mean much
Joker on jack
Match on a fire
Cold on ice
As a dead man's touch
Whisper on a scream
Doesn't change a thing
Doesn't bring you back
Blue on black
-KWS
 
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this week i got my 8x57 brass and 285gr prvi's and a hornady die 9.3x57. the hornady die does have a "new fangled tapered expander balls." so i spayed lube the 8x57 cases and the fl sizing die. when the 8x57's were done drying, then i lube up the inside neck, i was using lanolin paste/wax/anhydrous(don't know, but its like vasoline). then i'd take the cases into a 9.3x57 fl sizing die, it would be 2 - 3 times(upstroke) till the 8mm was upsized to 9.3mm.

next it was the wet tumbler drying. when the new 9.3x57 was dry, i trimmed and deburred them(2.215", they were 2.220"). i know that the norma 9.3x57 cases are 2.240" but my cases(8x57) are .025" smaller. not enough to worry about.

i took a case and a bullet and put them in a bullet seater die. i seated the bullet about a 1/8" into the case. next i took the rifle out and put the dummy round in. twice!!!! the dummy round only pushed the bullet about 1/8" in(about 1/4"). my magazine will have nothing to do with the 9.3x57 because of its length (it don't fit, 3 3/4"). too much free bore, i think. i then began to seat the bullet (magazine length). i did seat it to the magazine length, but i seated the bullet deeper, about a 1/8", (3.115") to give room.

tomorrow or monday, i'll load 20 of the 9.3x57 to 40.0gr of imr4895 and 285gr prvi to fireform them.





Tears on a river
Push on a shove
It don't mean much
Joker on jack
Match on a fire
Cold on ice
As a dead man's touch
Whisper on a scream
Doesn't change a thing
Doesn't bring you back
Blue on black
-KWS
 
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i fire formed 8x57 prvi to 9.3x57 prvi. all i did was take the 8x57 and i resized(hornady fl die, i only did the neck of the case, i left about 1/8" gap between the die and the shell holder) it to 9.3x57. to fire form the 9.3x57 i put in the primer, put in the charge and i topped it off with a bullet. (i'm going layman here) then i fired it. the charges were 42.0gr, 43.0gr, 43.5gr, 44.0gr and 44.5gr of imr4895/ 285gr prvi rn.

left case IS NOT fire formed, right case IS fire formed


5 fire formed cases


resized cases


i could find no pushed out primers or soot on the cases. the shoulder of cases was pushed back and formed.

case measurement(avg. COL)
not fire formed - 2.215" COL

fire formed - 2.218" COL

fire formed and resized - 2.222" COL


in fire forming my cases(42.0-44.5gr of imr4895) i did expect the 9.3 to "kick". it was more along the lines of a "push". (kick-now and a push-it will get there, eventuallyBig Grin). i'd say the 9.3x57 is like your 30-06(7.5lbs) and 180gr bullet. i didn't get the accuracy or the fps, i was just shooting at the middle of target stand. from info i gathered, i could go up the charge(imr4895) about a 1 or 2, but i'll be cautious of it. ummmm i know this isa dumb question but.....what about rel7? i have many pounds(also 2400) of it or would i be best to let cast boolits deal with it?

next year the 9.3x57 will be a cast boolit gun. i'm figuring on a 270-280gr fn gc that goes about 1700-1800fps.


Tears on a river
Push on a shove
It don't mean much
Joker on jack
Match on a fire
Cold on ice
As a dead man's touch
Whisper on a scream
Doesn't change a thing
Doesn't bring you back
Blue on black
-KWS
 
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