9,3 x 57

Norma Oryx 232 gr
Weight
15 g / 232 gr
Ballistic coefficient
0.267

Norma Oryx 232 gr

Norma Oryx 232 gr
Product number
#20193092

​​Velocity

V0 720 m/s 2362 f/s
V100 619 m/s 2058 f/s
V200 527 m/s 1778 f/s
V300 446 m/s 1528 f/s

Energy

E0 3890 J 2875 ft.-lb.
E100 2875 J 2182 ft.-lb.
E200 2084 J 1630 ft.-lb.
E300 1494 J 1203 ft.-lb.

Winddrift

100 m 100 yds 55 mm 1.6 in
200 m 200 yds 236 mm 6.9 in
300 m 300 yds 340 mm 16.6 in

Winddrift in mm for a 5 m/s cross wind

Winddrift in inches for a 10 m.p.h cross wind

Zero range, meters

Height of trajectory above line of sight if sighted in at X meter. For sights 40mm above bore

50 m 80 m 100 m 150 m 200 m 300 m
80 2 -13 -92 -247 -837
100 9 12 -73 -220 -798
150 33 48 48 -124 -652
200 64 94 110 93 -467

Sighting distance in yards

Height of trajectory above line of sight if sighted in at X yards. For sights 1,6 inch above bore

50 yds 100 yds 150 yds 200 yds 300 yds
50 -0.3 -2.6 -7.4 -25.5
100 0.1 -2.2 -6.8 -24.6
150 0.9 1.5 -3.8 -20.2
200 1.8 3.4 2.9 -14.5

9,3 x 57

It is not known exactly when the 9,3x57 was designed, but it dates back to the years around 1900. It is nothing but the 8x57 opened up to accept .366” bullets. This cartridge is very similar to the 9x57 Mauser (.358” bullet) and the 9,5x57 Mannlicher which has a differently shaped case. There is also a 9,3x57R with a straight case.

The only surviving of these cartridges, however, is the 9,3x57 which in Scandinavia still is used for hunting driven moose and lesser game - very often in Husquarna bolt action rifles. The 9,3x57 is nicknamed “The Potato Thrower” due to its heavy bullets and rainbow-like trajectory. It is probably going to be around for a good many years to come, but it is a dying caliber, as no manufacturer makes rifles in this caliber anymore.