The 9.3x72mm is probably best described as a popular brush gun caliber in Europe. The heavy blunt projectile is particularly effective for use in deer hunting and other intermediate game hunting operations where the landscape of the terrain is particularly densely forested and full of branches and leaves. The underlying performance of the cartridge favors that heavy bullet moving through such obstacles instead of being deflected away from target like a lesser, faster moving round would be. The classic shape and profile of the Rimmed 9.3x72 is about like you would imagine a load from the era that this one originated in.
It’s a classic on the European spectrum of hunting cartridges and offers a relatively graceful, slow rolling performance that many would call mild, considering the heft of the round. It is primarily in use in older sporting weapons like Drilling’s.
Sellier & Bellot, being based in the Czech Republic and offering sporting rounds to European sport shooters, offers this round as a way to cover the shooters of some of these one-off guns and those who believe in the classic loads. Sellier & Bellot offers a cartridge that is made with modern equipment and a set of modern components, to keep the legacy of some of the more obsolete rounds, alive.
Posted On: 10/20/11 By: Samir al-Awlaki
Muzzle velocity 1952 fps
100 meter velocity 1568 fps
200 meter velocity 1259 fps
300 meter velocity 1010 fps
Muzzle energy 1632 ft-lbs
100 meter energy 1053 ft-lbs
200 meter energy 680 ft-lbs
300 meter energy 438 ft-lbs
100 meter trajectory 0 inches (zeroed)
200 meter trajectory -15.1 inches
300 meter trajectory -57.0 inches