Originally Posted by Cold Trigger Finger
It is absolutely just right. I have one. I built it on an Interarms mk X action. PacNor barrel. I haven't done a ton of shooting with it. But had it built as an all around big game Alaskan rifle. . I've put around 400 rounds thru it so far. It has Blackburn bottom metal, NECG expression sights with banded fore sight and barrel band sling swivel eye. Boyd's laminated JRS style stock. I think it has a Boyd's trigger+safety which I want to replace.
My loads are a 250 gr TSX @2750 fps
And a 285 gr Lapua Mega or Norma Orynx @2650 fps.
From the 22 1/2" barrel that has an integral 1" muzzle brake. It is the easiest shooting rifle in its power class I have ever owned and shot.
Working loads are 68.5 gr Rl 15 with 250 gr TSX
75 gr IMR 4350 w/ molly tumbled 285 gr Lapua Mega or NormaOrynx. . I would not be nervous about picking an up close fight with a brown bear or of a 300 yard shot on a trophy bull moose. And with the 250 gr TSX it doesn't do much damage to Sitka Blacktails. I've even shot red fox with it. Its a little hard on the pelts. But not as bad as a 22-250 at the same distance.
The biggest problem. Availability of brass. . .
Brass can't be made from any other brass.
I had to have an under barrel recoil lug installed and the stock cross bolted after it split its stock. .
Yes, it's an outstanding round but unfortunately very little known.
At least you can purchase brass now. I suppose you're going to take some hundred cases? Below I give you the 9,3x64 data (metric) with the so called MJG - bullet by Lutz Moeller. You can buy those as fab - ammo and take a look at the velocity, incredible.
Schnelle [m/s] 1.042
Leistung bis 300 m aus 65 cm Lauf
Starting out with 3176 fps...
As far as I know is the round still produced by RWS, Brenneke and Lutz Moeller. Might be some more smaller companies too.