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Old 05-02-2004, 12:30 PM
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I have been shooting a 9.3x62 for a while now and I really like it, although I don't have much need for it. Doggone it, I mentioned "need" and that should not be part of any serious gun owners vocabulary, sorry! Anyway, I have been using the 270 Speers and 250 Noslers and with good results. But for a change I bought a box of Norma 232 grain Oryx bullets just to see what they would do. They are godawful ugly and upon opening the box, I even considered not using them, but figured that I already had them so what the heck! Now I need to work up some loads and was wondring if anyone out there had some good suggestions. I would like to hear from someone who has developed loads for this bullet.
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Old 05-02-2004, 01:48 PM
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Haven't used those bullets....so can just file this responce away as "someday".

Have made "plinking" loads using cast bullets from a 9mm Mak. mold. They fall out at .364"; driven by 7gr. of Red Dot they shoot well at 25yards. It's not that many people would want a super-light load for a 9.3mm, but a few in your pocket during a hunting trip can be useful.
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Old 05-03-2004, 04:44 AM
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I have been shooting a 9.3x62 for a while now and I really like it, although I don't have much need for it. Doggone it, I mentioned "need" and that should not be part of any serious gun owners vocabulary, sorry! Anyway, I have been using the 270 Speers and 250 Noslers and with good results. But for a change I bought a box of Norma 232 grain Oryx bullets just to see what they would do. They are godawful ugly and upon opening the box, I even considered not using them, but figured that I already had them so what the heck! Now I need to work up some loads and was wondring if anyone out there had some good suggestions. I would like to hear from someone who has developed loads for this bullet.

Where did you buy the 232 gr. Normas? I have been looking for some for quite a while. Check Handloader Magazine for some loads. There have been several good 9.3 articles in the past couple of years that included loads for the 232 gr. Norma. If you don't have access to Handloader try the Norma reloading manual. I believe that Graf and Sons sell that. Also, Norma has load data online at www.norma.com
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Old 05-03-2004, 04:47 AM
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Where did you buy the 232 gr. Normas? I have been looking for some for quite a while. Check Handloader Magazine for some loads. There have been several good 9.3 articles in the past couple of years that included loads for the 232 gr. Norma. If you don't have access to Handloader try the Norma reloading manual. I believe that Graf and Sons sell that. Also, Norma has load data online at www.norma.com

Sorry, here is the correct Norma web page.

http://www.norma.cc/sida/eng/index.html
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Old 05-03-2004, 09:13 AM
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You know, I got those 232's mailorder and that was a couple of years ago. It must have been Graf and sons, but it may also have been a special thru Midway, sorry. And I have done some checking thru the Norma website, but I was wondering if anyone had any actual experience with this bullet. But thanks for the info. I will post my results as soon as I have time to do some loading and shooting.
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Old 05-11-2004, 07:18 AM
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Hi,
I know that info on this caliber is relatively scarce in North America, it being more popular in Europe and Africa.
I have been a subscriber to the Magnum Magazine, a South African publication for many years now & I found an excellent article on this caliber in the September 2000 edition.
The Author is well respected in SA as an authoritive Gunwriter and I would not hesitate to use his data.
I am sure the folks at Magnum would not mind me sharing this valuable info with you.
The article is too big to post it as anattachment on this website.
If you are interested, send me your e-mail address & I will forward the article to you.
The propellants used for the tests are of SA origin, but the manufacturer (Somchem) does publish a list of equivalents on their website. Here is a summary. S335 = IMR3031 to within 5%.
S341 = IMR 4895 or W 748 or AA 2495 to within 5%.
I hope you will find the article informative and of value.
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Old 05-20-2004, 10:45 AM
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Hi

Have been reloading for the 9.3x62mm off and on for 30+ years. I have used mostly Norma data for the 232 grain hollow point, have not used the Oryx although I must have bought some from the same batch you did.

all my sources are from Norma for 232 grain Norma bullets =
57.0 grains N201 (full charge per 1968 data)

AND from the new Norma reloading manual =
55.0 - 57.9 grains N201 (per 2003 data)
57.0 - 59.9 grains N202 (per 2003 data) for 232 FMJ
58.0 - 61.0 grains N202 (per 2003 data) for 232 grain Vulkan

do not know the reasons for the varince in the N202 data, and I have never used N202.

You also might look for the 258 grain RWS H-Mantle bullet. My experience with H-Mantle is excellent.

Larry
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Old 06-03-2004, 09:16 AM
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Thanks, Johan for the reply. I have been out for a few days and was late in reading your post. I do think that Larry has given me enough information to get started and thank you Larry for those loads. I can extrapolate from the Norma data to other powders and develop a good load. In fact I have some loaded up and I plan on going to the range tomorrow. I now have the Norma manual on order, so that should help. My only concern now is finding more of the 232 gr. bullets. If not, I will returm to the 250 grain Noslers or Barnes X bullets. I haven't used the H Mantle bullets, but maybe I will give them a try...

Charles
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