Promoting the use and appreciation of the Double Rifle in the Shooting and Hunting Sports
FN-Browning CCS 25 - 9.3 X 74R
The DRSS is not an organization with members solely in the USA; we are an international organization. The rifle on this page belows to Mr. Andre M., from Belgium. Please enjoy the photos he has provided and some information specific to his double rifle.
Caliber of DR: 9,3x74R Make of DR : FN-Browning CCS 25 Barrel Length : 26" Bullet Weight and Soft or solid: 286 SP or Plastic Tip Bullet Maker: Norma Powder Used : H 4831 / 68.0 Case Used : Norma Primer Used : WLR Filler (if any) Used : none Average velocity of Said Load (if known) : not clocked Regulation you are Achieving : < 1 " at 50 meter, from elbow rest
I acquired this rifle in 1982 and have hunted with it since. It was handmade in FN's Custom Shop and engraved by José Baerten, FN's former master engraver (his signature is visible on the photo of the L side of the action. Cf. bottom, outer R).
A few years later I had it scoped with a Swarovski 1,25-4x24 "battue" scope (circle dot reticle) in Sühler claw mounts.
Used in drive hunting with hounds, it is perfectly adapted to (very) fast offhand shooting of running game at ranges of 5-100 m. The power of the 9,3 comes in handy for 2 reasons :
1. this kind of action shooting doesn't always allow for perfect shot placement, so some extra power makes up for the difference ;
2. the game bag is mixed and one never knows what's going to come out : Red deer, Wild boar, Roe deer, Mouflon, Fallow deer or… fox. Critter weight goes from 11 to 550 lbs. and they all flee with hounds in hot chase behind. Adrenalin fuelled animals can be amazingly hard to stop ; another reason thus for using as powerful a round as the 9,3x74R.
So far this rifle's personal tally amounts to 77 heads of assorted big game.
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