9.3x62mm Mauser Ammo

9.3x62mm Mauser Ammunition Info & History

Since its introduction in 1905, the 9.3x62mm Mauser has gained favor with many hunters due to its effectiveness against large game such as bison, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest and moose. It also fares well against some dangerous animals such as bears.

A typical round of 9.3x62mm Mauser ammunition fires heavy bullets weighing 231, 250, or 285 grains. With a muzzle velocity of around 2,500 feet per second, this caliber is not the flattest-shooting around but packs a huge punch with very strong penetration and expansion potential.

Most 9.3x62mm Mauser ammo that is available reflects this cartridge's history as a sporting round. Soft point ammo can be had from Sellier & Bellot, Hornady, and other manufacturers; these products produce strong expansion without excessive fragmentation for cleaner kills.


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