My current load is 250 gr Nosler Accubond, 55 grs Varget, CCI 250 primer in Lapua brass.
This load consists of a 285 gr PRVI bullet over 59 grs Varget, CCI 250 primer in Lapua brass.
At 50 yards, it shoots into the same hole as the 250 gr Accubond load.
I had tried these bullets a year of so ago when Corjack and I both bought them and didn't get very good results, but I loaded them with Varget like I do all my 9.3 loads. I did a little research today and discovered IMR 3031 or N322 is a better powder for that bullet weight. Since I have 3031 on hand, that is what I am using.
This time I loaded 56.5 grs IMR 3031, CCI 250 primer in Norma brass, and I am anxious to see how this load prints. IF it shoots like I hope it does, these will be my "varmint" load.
I have never loaded for the 9,3x62 but I have loaded for my 9,3x74R quite a bit.
And I have taken a lot of game from skunks to cape buff, with most everything in between.
I have used several different bullets.
My 2 favorite Soft Points, suitable for ALL game where a soft is proper, are the 286 gr Woodleigh SP or the 286 Nosler Partition. These 2 bullets can do it all.
For elephants and giraffe the 286 Woodleigh Solid works perfect.
However for deer and wild pigs the Speer 270 SP has performed perfectly for me.
If I had a 9,3x62 Bolt Rifle I might look into a bullet of around 250 gr for long range shooting of deer sized game... But if you study the ballistics it would be hard to beat the 286gr Nolser Partition as the, one and only, all round bullet for a 9,3x62.
IMHO the 9,3x62 and the 9,3x74R are 2 of the best hunting rifle calibres on the planet.
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But I might give the 250gn Nosler a go next year or if I can find some other 220gn or so sized pill for Deer.
17HMR, well there cheaper then a sex change.
6.8SPC, when you want to open a can of beans, not whoop ass.
Actually I feel the 232 Vulcan is a tougher bullet than the 286 gr Alaska.??? I have shot several animals with both...
In 9,3x74R, I load H4831 / 68.0 behind the Norma 286 Plastic Point. A (much) compressed load that rolls wild boars like rabbits and which both bbls. of my double rifle shoot into the same hole.
I will try again tomorrow.
I arrived at this load after some pointers from Deerhunter and then running an Optimum Charge Weight Development where the 55.6 gr. load was hitting the same point as each of the two loads above and below it, respectively, (see OCW technique at http://optimalchargeweight.embarqspace.com/)
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