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Ah, I do love the 9.3x62. I have one and it was my first centre-fire rifle.

Those 285gr round nose, flat base bullets hit hard but drop like rocks!


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Thanks Scrummy,I replied to your post through the email notification but may that does not work, so here it is again:

Yes, 285/6-grain bullets are what he uses. He would like to use 250-grainers but sambar are generally shot close up and are pretty tough customers, esp. when heading south.

BTW, Scrumbag, in trying to promote my book on what's wrong with modern riflescopes*, I have been giving a few copies away. If you and anyone else would like one, free, send your addresses to:

sambarrmann@gmail.com

In case there's a rush, I'll limit the freebies to Scrummy and the next two applicants to send addresses.

Cheers
'Samuel B. Mann'

*LIGHT AT THE START OF THE TUNNEL Are rifle scopes off the rails?
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That all sounds like a really awesome way to wound lots of animals.

If you don’t have time to range it, you shouldn’t be taking the shot. In my opinion.

Guessing at range, guessing at wind, guessing at drop: bad choices compounded.

I’ve seen many hunters take shots they weren’t ready for or capable of, and animals pay the price far too often.

End of rant.
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Time to range is always nice but rarely possible in a lot of the terrain I hunt and I guess Sambar man as well.

Most shots are at deer temporarily pausing in gaps. When I have time, usually sitting up in high seats I will range various trees or other objects so I know roughly how far something is - but it isn't always possible

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Originally posted by sambarman338 sambarman338 wrote:

Thanks Scrummy,I replied to your post through the email notification but may that does not work, so here it is again:

Yes, 285/6-grain bullets are what he uses. He would like to use 250-grainers but sambar are generally shot close up and are pretty tough customers, esp. when heading south.

BTW, Scrumbag, in trying to promote my book on what's wrong with modern riflescopes*, I have been giving a few copies away. If you and anyone else would like one, free, send your addresses to:

sambarrmann@gmail.com

In case there's a rush, I'll limit the freebies to Scrummy and the next two applicants to send addresses.

Cheers
'Samuel B. Mann'

*LIGHT AT THE START OF THE TUNNEL Are rifle scopes off the rails?



Hi Sambarrman, dropped you an email in response to your very kind offer

I'd have thought that the 250gr Nosler Accubond would be tough enough if you can get it and a pretty good BC to boot.

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Sambar are freaking BIG animals!  





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Thanks All,
I have some sympathy with your outlook, Rancid Coolaid, but if you look closely at what I wrote, you might glean I am warning against taking shots much beyond 250 yards with rifles of .30-06-type trajectories, yet even Townsend Whelen countenanced shots to 350 yards decades before rangefinders were common.

The problem with embracing the rangefinder concept too closely is that it encourages a culture of technical assassination: I have the rangefinder, bi-pod and a wizz-bang scope with bullet-drop compensation, so what's wrong with that 700-yard shot?

But does the average hunter often have the opportunity or presence of mind to bring that concept successfully to anything but varmint shooting? I had a rangefinder and BDC reticle on my 270WSM when tahr hunting in NZ years ago, but strangely forgot all about that stuff when a bull turned up above me. I even forgot about the steep-incline can of worms, and put the first shot over top.

Somehow, I can't get back to the end of this thread to answer some other posts, but I'll send your book tomorrow, Scrummy, and yes, sambar are big critters. They are the third largest deer species after moose and wapiti but have a reputation for toughness and cunning that probably exceeds both of theirs. Some say they have a lower blood pressure, which allows any that are wounded to go a lot farther before falling over, and in the thick bush where we hunt that can easily mean a lost animal.
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