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I was in my reloading room the other night and got bored.
So i took a Privi 9.3x62 case and ran it into the neck of my 338 mag die.
I then seated a 250 grain Hornaday spire point into the case.
Now im thinking if i wasnt pushing 70 this might be worth looking at. lol
 
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It is a waste of time when you can just go with a 338-06 and use common brass and easy to get dies.
I say this as I just last week made a 375x62; from 9.3x62 brass. I did this so I can use standard 9.3x62 dies and not pay $200 for a set of dies.
Pushing 70 is nothing; you got 30 more years to go.
 
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This is already a commercial calibre. Developed by Werner Reb it is called the 8.5x63. It is merely the 9.3x62 necked down to 338. Shoulder may be slightly different than the x62 case. Likely closer to a 338-06 imp
 
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Thanks for the replys. Ill do a search on the 8.5x63
 
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Seems to me might have it backwards, the .338 necked up to 9.3 sounds better to me, but then in both cases we have the 9.3x64 a grand beltless caliber...I built a few 9.5x62s (375/9.3x62) and they duplicated a 375 H&H with a 300 gr. bullet at 2500 FPS..All decent rounds but I personally see little need for wildcats these days..


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DPCD.
Not sure I understand?? How can you use 9.3x62 dies to load a 375x62 wildcat..One of my favorites as for as wildcats go, but presently my big bore wildcat is the 8mm/06 Ackley IMP on a small ring Brno mod 21 rifle. Im really liking this one and all I had to do was rechamber it..Its an elk killer for sure about like a 338-06 best I can describe.


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remember, the x62 is basically a 30-06-case
the x64 is basically a short HH de-belted (that's how we used to make cases)

so, 338-06 or 338winmag equals, either way you cut it


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The 30-06 is basically a 9.3x62 case?? not the case at all (pun intended) and the old use of 06 cases to shoot 9.3 bullets was a bad practice..and consider by some as dangerous..I will refer you to African Dangerous cartridges on t he subject, as I think you have a copy of it. I agree with that in that has been my experience of problems in case life, accuracy, and brass failures as well as feeding problems etc..and 9.3x62 brass today is more available and cheap as 30-06 stuff, mostly due to PPU..


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Werner Reb recomends using 35 Whelan brass to form the 8,5.
The same bolt/bolthead are used to make 3006, 308w, 9,3*62 and 6,5*55 rifles.
 
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No the base of the 9.3x62 is wider than the 30-06, so it would also apply to the 35 Whelen, and yes it can be done and Ive done it, but its a poor practice and can be dangeroua,,It was put to use out of necessity in years past., but not recommended today..Again go to African Dangerous Game Cartridges by Pierr van der WAlt..on the subject..


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Originally posted by Atkinson:
Seems to me might have it backwards, the .338 necked up to 9.3 sounds better to me, but then in both cases we have the 9.3x64 a grand beltless caliber...I built a few 9.5x62s (375/9.3x62) and they duplicated a 375 H&H with a 300 gr. bullet at 2500 FPS..All decent rounds but I personally see little need for wildcats these days..


It exists and is called the 366 Alaskan. And a friend of mine here in Maine took a 358 Norma Magnum, necked it up to .366 and called it the 366 Barbie in honor of his wife.
 
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Originally posted by Atkinson:
Seems to me might have it backwards, the .338 necked up to 9.3 sounds better to me, but then in both cases we have the 9.3x64 a grand beltless caliber...I built a few 9.5x62s (375/9.3x62) and they duplicated a 375 H&H with a 300 gr. bullet at 2500 FPS..All decent rounds but I personally see little need for wildcats these days..


It exists and is called the 366 Alaskan. And a friend of mine here in Maine took a 358 Norma Magnum, necked it up to .366 and called it the 366 Barbie in honor of his wife.



Kabluey here also has one.
 
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