I mostly reload, but have run some factory 9.3 ammo. Surprisingly, the Privi shoots really well, and is hell on the hogs! The .338-06 is a great round and you will not be giving up much if any to the 9.3, though factory ammo is more difficult to come by. 9.3x62 is showing up in more and more places, I saw it in a few places in Alaska, only one place had .338-06. The Ruger has a Lothar Walther barrel and the work done by Mike McCabe, it is one shoot'n son of a gun! It now has a nicer red pad on it, will have to get it out and take some new photos.