The 9.3×62? As a firearms and hunting writer I expect to discover and investigate new guns and cartridges. I don’t anticipate discovering an old cartridge that’s trending. But this one is. The 9.3×62 of 1905 , which doesn’t even have a last name, is finally catching the spotlight in the USA.
Some call the German 9.3×62 the poor man’s 375 H&H. Some call it the perfect medium-bore, better than the 35 Whelen, certainly more powerful and versatile than the 30-06. Not bad for a cartridge born a year before the 30-06, seven years before the 375 H&H, and seventeen years before the 35 Whelen (which wasn’t officially commercialized until 1988.)
To put 1905 in perspective, it’s not only 116 years before today, but it predates WWI by almost a decade and the first commercial radio broadcast by 15 years. In 1905 Teddy Roosevelt was president and a German Jew named Einstein was revolutionizing humankind’s understanding of the universe via something called relativity.