9.3mm solids

Fabnosh

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Hi there

Does anyone have any 285 or 293grn (or something there abouts) 9.3mm solids that they are willing to part with? I only want about half dozen to test out and I'm totally happy to pay a good price for them but I just don't want to buy a box of 50.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Thanks

FN
 

8x57

Distinguished Member
Ive got Woodleighs 286 grn

Nosler partitions 286 grn

Some unknow 290 grn that look like solids

You are welcome to half a dozen if you need them - no charge

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Perhaps its just the fuzzy photograph but the last bullet looks like a cast bullet with a gas check to me and not a solid bowji john.
 

8x57

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Fabnosh having a 9.3mm myself can I be nosey and ask why you want solids to try. After all solids in 9.3mm are a bit of a rarity in this country, in fact they are probably a bit of a rarity in Europe.

I actually thought that Woodleigh were one of the few manufacturers to produce solids in that calibre but just checked on the internet and they don't, they only make a FMJ and soft nosed bullets in 9.3mm. However, Nosler produce a 286grn solid and Hornady produce a 300grn solid in their DGS line but other than that it's probably one of the smaller specialist manufacturers that you will be looking for.

P.S. Norma also list a solid 9.3mm but getting any of their usual range of bullets in the U.K. is near impossible never mind one of their dangerous game line of bullets.
 

Marcher

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Hi 8x57 Isn't a Woodleigh FMJ a Solid ? I know it has lead inside the jacket, but so do most Solids. If you want the same metal all the way through, that is usually called a "monometal" A bit of semantics !
 

PKL

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Noslers solids match their 286g partitions on POI, so matching a soft/solid solution for Black Death is reasonably easy and cheap compared to working out a matching solution between different brands.

For really tough game in the 9.3, I think the NF CPS is the best I’ve seen, no need for soft/solid solution sets.

Norma takes 3-4 weeks to get in through the importer that’s all...but is expensive at near £85/20
 

8x57

Distinguished Member
Hi 8x57 Isn't a Woodleigh FMJ a Solid ? I know it has lead inside the jacket, but so do most Solids. If you want the same metal all the way through, that is usually called a "monometal" A bit of semantics !
I agree with you Marcher but that is how Woodleigh describe them.
 

8x57

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Norma takes 3-4 weeks to get in through the importer that’s all...but is expensive at near £85/20
SHOOT :eek: at £85 for 20 and as generous as bowji john and many of the other site members are, I somehow can't see any of them giving away a half dozen of them at that price.

There's a huge saving to be had by reloading your own ammunition for the various 9.3mm cartridges but somehow I can't see me looking to buy any 9.3mm Norma solids for reloading any time soon at that price. For a start I couldn't afford to work up any loads for it never mind get any practise in with the load. I think that I will stick with the cheap Sellior & Bellot jacketed plus my own home cast for the time being.
From that you will possibly conclude that it definitely wasn't me that won the £71 Million jackpot on the Euro lottery last night. :(
 

PKL

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Sorry, meant £85/20 Norma factory rounds!!! £78 when I get a deal on buying in bulk

At least that’s what I pay here.

No, 9.3 is not a round you practise with using premium ammo!!!

Reloading it is definitely the way to go!!!
 

8x57

Distinguished Member
Oh, well £85 per box for 9.3 ammunition isn't so bad. That's about the going rate for decent 9.3x74r factory ammunition.
Still far too much and out of my league. I simply can't afford to shoot the 9.3 at that sort of price, that's why I reload for mine even then its not exactly a cheap round to reload.

Incidentally obtaining Norma ammunition in the U.K. has never really been an issue. Obtaining Norma reloading components has been like sourcing unicorn droppings but from what I've read on here that may be changing. I do hope so because Norma bullets are generally very good. In fact most of the Scandinavian ammunition and components are first rate when you think about it. I just wish they were more freely available in the shops but that's down to the big importers controlling the market by deciding which lines they will carry.
 

scrumbag

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Sorry, meant £85/20 Norma factory rounds!!! £78 when I get a deal on buying in bulk

At least that’s what I pay here.

No, 9.3 is not a round you practise with using premium ammo!!!

Reloading it is definitely the way to go!!!

The man speaks the truth! I was shooting some of the last of my 286gr RWS T-Mantel a couple of weekends ago at the BSRC...

Sadly they don't make it any more so was getting rid of what I had. The wallet and the shoulder knew about it...

Going forward I will probably try and order some Geco Sport (196gr) and not going crazy fast
 

Lateral

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Ruag will order any of the Norm components, but they can take 3 months to come in.

Sorry, not solids, but I originally bought some Geco 255gn soft point/target, for zeroing, & practice, but is so good, I use it most of the time for boar.

I was also able to get just the 255gn bullets from Ruag for home loading.

Curious to know what you're shooting that you'd need solids, unless it DG ?

I;ve got some RWS Evo Green lead free to try, when I get time, but they're 184gn, at circa 2900fps !
 

Orion

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Obtaining Norma reloading components has been like sourcing unicorn droppings but from what I've read on here that may be changing. I do hope so because Norma bullets are generally very good. In fact most of the Scandinavian ammunition and components are first rate when you think about it. I just wish they were more freely available in the shops but that's down to the big importers controlling the market by deciding which lines they will carry.
I source my Norma .308 and 9.3 Oryx bullets from Alpinhunting and they have consistently been the best on price to date even adding in the postal charge.

As an aside, while visiting Sweden I went with Jagare (Alan) to his local firearms emporium at Torsbo Handels to collect some pre-ordered Norma reloading components. They were out of the 9.3x62 cartridge cases, but it wasn't an issue as the 232gr Jaktmatch FMJ complete training rounds were cheaper anyway, so I got to get them that way and have some freebie practice back home to boot!
 

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