The 9.3x74R is a great old cartridge. I went with the 9.3x62 because of brass availability and cost, and it also has a distinguished history. If you split a x74R case it will make you cry.Very nice! Congrats! I've just acquired a new 9.3x74R No.1 rifle. Fires the same bullets as your 9.3x62. For hunting I will be loading the 286gr Nosler Partition bullet. This bullet should hold together well and penetrate deeply on heavy game. It has a pretty decent ballistic coefficient of 0.482 for down-range retained energy.