Actually, a 9 x 53R cartridge is available. But that is no longer popular.GarryB wrote:What I would like to see is the introduction of the 9 x 39mm round as a sporting calibre.
For heavy game, the preferred round seems to be the 7.62 x 54. The 308 caliber is also popular, less so is the 30.06. Those who want the real heavy stuff go for the 9.3 x 64. There seems to be no need for the 9 x 39 because of the availability of the above. Remember, the 9 x 39 is for supressed weapons like the VSS, Vintorez, VSK, Vikhr etc. Hunters are not interested in subsonic 9 x 39 subsonic rounds...they want to be loud
9 x 53R round which is a necked up 7.62 x 54