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Just curious as to what you would pair with a 9.3x62 for European hunting?


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I would go for a 6.5x55 or 7x64 (or .270 Win.) as 2nd rifle for a „2-gun-battery“
for Europe (if the 9.3x62 is already defined as no. 1).
But you could do fine with just one rifle for most of the hunting in Europe.
(But in this case the 9.3x62 would not be my first choice,
although I use this caliber a lot at driven hunts.)
 
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A 6,5 or a .308w


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A 6,5*55, .270w,.308w or 7*64 you can find ammunition for them in most european countries.

I would think around the scope one rifle with a low magnification scope 1-4(1-8) the 9,3*62 for driven hunts and bigger game. The other 3-9-50,3-12*56 for longer range and/or night time hunting. A 6,5 are perfect for the smaller deer species(still works well for moose), then 308w have higher selection of ammunition.
 
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.270 or .30-06
 
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7x64 because you are going to use it on all the things you don't use a 9.3x62 on. If I was going to have two rifles, the 7x64 would be much lighter!

Like gams, reh, and stalking deer and mouflon. Ideally it would be something that was much lighter weight, like a Sauer 404 or Heym SR21.

In my mind the 9.3x62 would be a 4.5 Kg gun with a semi-weight barrel, so you can practice with it a bit in the schutzenkeino and it doesn't injury you too much on high volume volleys during a drive hunt. I have an R8 semi-weight 30-06, I think the weight is close to 4.5 kg or 10 pounds with a scope and mounts.

I'd have a scope that would work well on the 9.3x62 for sitting in the high seat waiting on Mr. Oink to come to the corn, and driven hunts.

Something like a 2.5-10x56.
 
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It would be cool to have a 300 Win or 8x68S, but wildlife managers would not be very happy with you on the damage on roe deer.
 
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Easy, the second 9,3x62 barrel of the double rifle!

But on a serious note what do you plan to hunt and where would be my questions ?


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I had a chance opportunity to hunt once in Europe while on a vacation with my dad and took a Roebuck. I would like to go back and hunt again, probably Mountain game. My thought was a 6.5x?, .270, or 7x64, but wanted to see what those who live or have hunted in Europe suggested before offering that opinion. I used to have a 7x64 and had great success hunting with it. I am also a fan of the 6.5 millimeter bore diameter. I have never had a .270, but it just sort of fits in the middle of the other two.


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I have shot roe and gams in the mountains with a .243, red deer with a .30-06, murmel with a Hornet, ibex with a .270 and 7mm. And would do the same again.

I guess its the old adage of shot what you are comfortable and confident with.

Whatever you choose, I hope when it happens that you have a wonderful trip and memorable hunt!

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bit of topic but that would make a lovely gun for a driven hunt and close called in Stags

https://www.guntrader.uk/guns/...x74r/201124120454001
 
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I had a chance opportunity to hunt once in Europe while on a vacation with my dad and took a Roebuck. I would like to go back and hunt again, probably Mountain game. My thought was a 6.5x?, .270, or 7x64, but wanted to see what those who live or have hunted in Europe suggested before offering that opinion. I used to have a 7x64 and had great success hunting with it. I am also a fan of the 6.5 millimeter bore diameter. I have never had a .270, but it just sort of fits in the middle of the other two.


For most European game a .30-06 or 7x64 is perfect. Of course anything from .270+ will cover most things though
 
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I have also thought that my 16-gauge/7x65R drilling would pair well with my 9.3x62.


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On the basis that a 9.3x62 will most likely be more a big / dangerous game type rifle fitted with an appropriate sights for that sort of work, I would pair it with a lighter rifle that can reach out and take a Red Deer or Chamois in the mountains, but also a Roe deer in the lowlands. Choice of sights is possibly more important - something in the 4-12x42 sort of range, mounted on a reasonably long barrel magazine, single shot or combination type gun. Calibre - one of the non magnum 7mm’s 7-08, 7x57, 7x64 or 7x65R will all do the job.
 
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Hey Boomer.

Just take the 9.3X62. You aren't going to kill anything too dead. Another angle to ponder is weight.
A lightweight like a Merkel K1 or K3 or even a featherweight repeater would be nice for walks in the hilly terrain. The K1 easy to handle with the shorter barrels too and 1 MOA accurate. Mine is carried without using a sling. 7X57, .30-'06 .270, .280 whatever.


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Get SAX 10g (153 gr) bullet, load it to factory ammo velocity (980 m/s) and you don't have to pair 9,3x62 with anything.
 
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I have also thought that my 16-gauge/7x65R drilling would pair well with my 9.3x62.


I know a lot of German hunters, and was shocked by the number of people that had combination guns but didn't really hunt that much with them.

I was never part of a revier, I hunted as a paying guest my entire time in Germany. So my thoughts are probably not 100% accurate.

Depending on the revier, and region, and more than anything the pechter (revier owner) will depend on the hunting style.

The local revier next to my house only hunted wildboar, and roe and left foxes to be.

The two reviers I hunted primarily, let foxes be as well. They could not be shot during drive hunts, or while sitting in a high seat waiting for roe deer. But then wild boar were not allowed to be shot in the forest unless you were on a drive hunt.

Another pechter I knew killed every fox, feral dog, feral cat, racoon and any other predator as soon as he saw them. And he trapped predators.

Rules like this drive people toward guns that they best thing fit this bill.

A friend of mine had many combination guns but did not hunt with them as he said you always had the wrong caliber.

Other friends from my reviers had opposite thoughts. They wanted a BochBuchsFlinte rifle/shotgun combo or a BergStutzen (two different rifle calibers in an over and under double rifle).

I personally would rather have a 6.5mm, 7mm, or .308 caliber bolt rifle repeater for 90% of all stand and stalking hunting. I'd prefer a 9.3 caliber bolt rifle for drive hunts.
 
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i had while in europe a 9.3x62 with two scopes.
meopta 2000 7x50 in german 4 and a sb 1.25-4x20 and a zastava 7x64 with leupolds 3-9x40 in german 4 and a 2-7x33 duplex.

all was covered with that.
 
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I would take my Steyr M/S guns. '03 6.5X54 and the '05 9X56. Both light to carry and effective calibers. If I needed heavier the 9.3X62 would get the nod. Be Well, Packy.
 
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7x64/9.3x62 is a perfect combo for Europe. Works well in Canada too!
 
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I would take my Steyr M/S guns. '03 6.5X54 and the '05 9X56. Both light to carry and effective calibers. If I needed heavier the 9.3X62 would get the nod. Be Well, Packy.


Neither one of those would be legal in Germany (and most of the rest of Europe) for anything other than roe deer.

Both of them produce less than 2000 Joules of energy at 100 meters.
 
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