9.3 x 72R : RWS ; 9.3 x 72R, soft point
- Catalogue number
- SAA 311
- overall: Length 83.6 mm
- case: Length 71.5 mm
- exposed lead: Diameter 7.0 mm
- Alternative Names
- FULL NAME: 9.3 x 72R : RWS ; 9.3 x 72R, soft point
- SIMPLE NAME: cartridge, rifle, expanding
- weapons and ammunition
If you are interested in the full range of licenses available for this material, please contact one of our collections sales and licensing teams.
Description: a number of rimmed straight cased or slightly bottlenecked cases in 9.3 mm calibre were developed in Germany in the late 19th century for single shot and double barrelled rifles or combination guns. Case lengths varied from 48 to 82 mm. None of these black powder loads were particularly powerful, and were intended for short range use on roe deer and animals of a similar size. They should not be confused with the smokeless powder 9.3 x 74R cartridge developed in the early 20th century, a powerful cartridge usable on heavy game and similar to the British .400/.360 Nitro Express in performance.
bullet : attachment : press fit
Headstamp, stamped, case base: blocked in white for easier recognition
RWS. // 9.3 x 72R
All Rights Reserved except for Fair Dealing exceptions otherwise permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised.