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25 October 2021, 12:31
cal pappas
9.3 x 72R--what is it?
Fellas:
Tell me about the 9.3x72R. I have a bunch of reloading supplies for this caliber but know nothing about it. The brass is smaller than the 9.3x74R. I have 4-500 round of the 74R brass but don't have a clue about the 72R.(I noticed Buckstix has this cartridge so I thought I'd ask here).

Educate me and then I will list everything in the classifieds.
Thanks, gents.
Cal


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25 October 2021, 19:06
dpcd
It is an old BP round made for use in drillings and double rifles. Like a low pressure version of the 74. Many German Drillings used it. Actually very common on those drillings with paper thin barrel walls and combined with 16 ga barrels makes for a very light gun. And most European hunters didn't need the power of the 74 anyway. I had a JP Sauer side hammer that I used for deer, hog, and squirrel hunting when I was at Ft Stewart. I once shot at a squirrel with the 9.3 barrel. Selector was in the wrong place. Missed it.
Power about like a 35 Rem.
26 October 2021, 08:26
bpesteve
The 9,3x72R (with several irritating minor variations in case shape) was the most popular of the various straight case German cartridges that grew out of the older .360 2-1/4" BPE British round dating from the 1870s. The 9,3x72R was very widely used and is still available as factory ammo from Sellier and Bellot and perhaps even Norma. I know for sure that Norma unprimed brass was available until a couple of years ago, maybe still is.

Smokeless factory loads usually give a 193 gr flat point bullet between 2000-2200 fps; great for short range deer and the boar in your back yard.

Most of the 9,3x72R barrels I have personally measured have a groove diameter of about .360" and work great with the .358" 200 gr RN bullets designed for the .35 Remington.

Dixon's "European Sporting Cartridges" Vol I has several pages committed to this round and its brethren. What would you like to know?
26 October 2021, 16:31
cal pappas
Thanks all. Shows how little I know about some gun stuff. I have a few new and fired brass, several bags of cast and jacketed bullets, and dies for sale. I will put it in a package and post it on the classifieds with a photo.
Interesting little cartridge.
Cal


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2019 South Africa
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28 October 2021, 02:43
bpesteve
Cal, if you have dies for 9,3x72R you are going to part with, please let me know, I'll probably buy them if they're in decent shape.
28 October 2021, 05:32
cal pappas
Steve: PM sent


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Cal Pappas, Willow, Alaska
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www.CalPappas.blogspot.com
1994 Zimbabwe
1997 Zimbabwe
1998 Zimbabwe
1999 Zimbabwe
1999 Namibia, Botswana, Zambia--vacation
2000 Australia
2002 South Africa
2003 South Africa
2003 Zimbabwe
2005 South Africa
2005 Zimbabwe
2006 Tanzania
2006 Zimbabwe--vacation
2007 Zimbabwe--vacation
2008 Zimbabwe
2012 Australia
2013 South Africa
2013 Zimbabwe
2013 Australia
2016 Zimbabwe
2017 Zimbabwe
2018 South Africa
2018 Zimbabwe--vacation
2019 South Africa
2019 Botswana
2019 Zimbabwe vacation
2021 South Africa
2021 South Africa (2nd hunt a month later)
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30 October 2021, 14:27
Nordic2
Several 9,3*72r drillings are going on auction "Walter Borg" in november prices maybee about 600$.
01 November 2021, 03:22
mdstewart
Cal,

I have a JP Sauer side lock that I still hunt with in 9.3x72. I simplify it. I just buy Sellier &Bellot factory ammo, and it shoots perfect. Makes it simple.


JP Sauer Drilling 12x12x9.3x72
David Murray Scottish Hammer 12 Bore
Alex Henry 500/450 Double Rifle
Steyr Classic Mannlicher Fullstock 6.5x55
Steyr Classic Mannlicher Fullstock .30-06
Walther PPQ H2 9mm
Walther PPS M2
Cogswell & Harrison Hammer 12 Bore Damascus
And Too Many More
17 November 2021, 12:29
cal pappas
I just sold all of my 9.3 bullets but still have brass and dies for the 72r.
Cal


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Cal Pappas, Willow, Alaska
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www.CalPappas.blogspot.com
1994 Zimbabwe
1997 Zimbabwe
1998 Zimbabwe
1999 Zimbabwe
1999 Namibia, Botswana, Zambia--vacation
2000 Australia
2002 South Africa
2003 South Africa
2003 Zimbabwe
2005 South Africa
2005 Zimbabwe
2006 Tanzania
2006 Zimbabwe--vacation
2007 Zimbabwe--vacation
2008 Zimbabwe
2012 Australia
2013 South Africa
2013 Zimbabwe
2013 Australia
2016 Zimbabwe
2017 Zimbabwe
2018 South Africa
2018 Zimbabwe--vacation
2019 South Africa
2019 Botswana
2019 Zimbabwe vacation
2021 South Africa
2021 South Africa (2nd hunt a month later)
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15 January 2022, 14:31
malek
Hi Cal:
I know this is an old post, but do you still have the dies and brass for the 72?
thanks
Malek


Best regards

Malek
Good Hunting/Shooting and God's best.
15 January 2022, 14:36
cal pappas
quote:
Originally posted by malek:
Hi Cal:
I know this is an old post, but do you still have the dies and brass for the 72?
thanks
Malek


Yes, I do. No rifles in that cartridge I can find in Alaska. No interest at the gun shows. I head to a show this weekend in a few hours. Will try them again.


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Cal Pappas, Willow, Alaska
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www.CalPappas.blogspot.com
1994 Zimbabwe
1997 Zimbabwe
1998 Zimbabwe
1999 Zimbabwe
1999 Namibia, Botswana, Zambia--vacation
2000 Australia
2002 South Africa
2003 South Africa
2003 Zimbabwe
2005 South Africa
2005 Zimbabwe
2006 Tanzania
2006 Zimbabwe--vacation
2007 Zimbabwe--vacation
2008 Zimbabwe
2012 Australia
2013 South Africa
2013 Zimbabwe
2013 Australia
2016 Zimbabwe
2017 Zimbabwe
2018 South Africa
2018 Zimbabwe--vacation
2019 South Africa
2019 Botswana
2019 Zimbabwe vacation
2021 South Africa
2021 South Africa (2nd hunt a month later)
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17 January 2022, 00:08
malek
thank you Cal, wish you best of luck at the show. I already found some loaded ammo which will be more than enough for me.
best regards.

Malek


Best regards

Malek
Good Hunting/Shooting and God's best.
19 January 2022, 03:51
cal pappas
No worries. If you need anything I have PM me as they are not going anywhere. Nothing in AK in that caliber. Any double rifle brass or dies you don't kneed I'm open to trade.
Cheers.


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Cal Pappas, Willow, Alaska
www.CalPappas.com
www.CalPappas.blogspot.com
1994 Zimbabwe
1997 Zimbabwe
1998 Zimbabwe
1999 Zimbabwe
1999 Namibia, Botswana, Zambia--vacation
2000 Australia
2002 South Africa
2003 South Africa
2003 Zimbabwe
2005 South Africa
2005 Zimbabwe
2006 Tanzania
2006 Zimbabwe--vacation
2007 Zimbabwe--vacation
2008 Zimbabwe
2012 Australia
2013 South Africa
2013 Zimbabwe
2013 Australia
2016 Zimbabwe
2017 Zimbabwe
2018 South Africa
2018 Zimbabwe--vacation
2019 South Africa
2019 Botswana
2019 Zimbabwe vacation
2021 South Africa
2021 South Africa (2nd hunt a month later)
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