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So , Im at the range this afternoon with my new to me Husky sporter 98 in 9.3x57 that finally seemed to arrive seeing as I ordered it from camp last month in Alberta and asked Anthony at Tradex to ship it on the 20th before he left moose hunting. Ive got a bunch cast lead stuff in different flavours loaded up and after setting up the chrony, entering the header in my notebook and the conditons at the time finally the time has come to give her heck. I take careful aim at the 25 yard target take up the slack in the trigger let out half a breath and squeeze. Bang goes the rifle just like it should , everything seems good , pick up the bino's and gleefully note the nice round hole within 3/8" of the center of the bull. Looking good so far Im thinking to myself as I pull back the bolt handle and lift up the fired case checking the primer and case head area for expansion when something catches my eye and I discover that its not a 9.3x57 at all, hell no why with the tiny stub of a neck left on the case and the hugely blown out shoulder this puppy's a 62!!
Well now that I look back to this morning when I was cleaning the packing grease out of some of the recess' of this puppy I did note that someone sometime had really spent some time working the feed rails and the feed ramp , the bolt slides slickly and the timing seemed to be perfect with the loaded 57 case. Now Im wondering if it was oringinally a 62 or some gunsmith in Sweden ran a chambering reamer and didnt mark it. Last time I did something like this I managed to touch off a 270 win in a 300 win mag and ended up rupturing the case. The barrel is marked with the standard Huskvarna waffenfabriks Kal 9.3mm thats on my other rifles in x57 . Its got a shnabel forend on the stock , no markings (crest) on the reciever and the underside of the bolt knob is flat with checkering. The floorplate has locking screws like a military rifle and the serial # is 2371* . Any help would be great guys
Dave
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Baribal thanks for the pic , mine doesnt have the 62 on the end like yours does although the rest is the same. I just slid a new graff x62 case under the extractor and fed the bolt in and the handle closed just perfectly whereas it wouldnt on a fired case out of my CZ x62 that hadnt been resized. The case in the middle is the fired 57 case


 

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Pettson, thanks so much for letting me in on the details, youre a handy guy to have around!!
Im looking forward to spending some time at the range with it over the next couple of days.
Thanks again
 

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Thanks for all the help guys, I just got back from another range session with it and after pounding 20 full house 286 gr 9.3x62 loads through it tonight , I feel like someone booted me in the cheek. It likes the privi partisans and looks like it might shoot the gas checked 285's as well. Whoever did the work certainly knew what he was doing as the timing, feeding, extraction and bolt cylcling are superb. Better even than my two FN's . I have two other 9.3x62's a cz 550 medium lux and a Husky 640 getting a heym barrel currently at the smith's, My buddy Dave at BC ******* only lives a couple of blocks away and I have a new box of Graff brass upstairs in the reloading room. Life is truly good. If anyone has some good cast bullet load suggestions for this cartridge I'd love to hear them as I think this one is destined to be my cast bullet rifle. Sorry just about forgot, as simple pass with the chamfering tool is all my cases get prior to loading cast.I mostly use gas checks anyway and it seems to work ok
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Andy, accuracy hasnt been stellar!, I think mine are going plastic as Im trying for 1900 to 2000 fps in the x57 , should be doable but I dont think the alloy is up to it. Also he's sized them to .366 which isnt helping things. Could you pass on your heat treating process
Dave
 
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