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Old 07-17-2012, 11:54 AM
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Default New 8mm Rem Mag & Range Report

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Old 07-17-2012, 04:05 PM
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Default That is a beauty of a rifle, to bad it kicks like a beast..

Incredible rifle, and by the performance it is a real nice shooter. I am not a fan of rifles that hurt when you pull the trigger. I do it, by I don't enjoy helping people zero their shotguns with slugs during the range days prior to the Deer opener.
For the kind of hunting that I ask of my rifles, Deer and hopefully Elk again in the future a 30-06 will take care of business with 1/2 the recoil.

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Old 07-17-2012, 04:22 PM
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A very good read! I've always been a fan of the obscure cartridge and the 8mm (especially 8mmMag) in hunting quality rounds was always one that had my interest too. Very nice photography.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:38 PM
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Default Editor Craig Boddington is a fan of the 8mm Mag

I have read several articles in Guns and Ammo editor Craig Boddington is a big fan of the 8mm Mag. I think that he went so far as to say it is his favorite cartridge. I know that you are handloading for yours, but if you didn't reload I would worry about ammo availability. I don't know whether the animal could tell the difference between being hit by a 8mm Mag or a 338 Win Mag. The 338 Mag is I think more popular, and recommended for the same class of animal. The 338 Win Mag is also the same length as a 30-06 and doesn't require a Magnum length action. I have shot my buddies 340 Weatherby I am guessing the 8mm Mag would have similar recoil.

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Old 07-17-2012, 09:44 PM
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Really great posts! If I was going after big bears I'd have to shop for something bigger than what's in my vault. Right now, no brown bear for me. As far as collecting goes I've waited for a mint Winchester model 70 and found one in 243 cal, dates to 1952-54?? We all have a wish list sometimes it takes a lifetime to fill.
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:24 AM
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Back in the 1960's my brother bought a 1939 German military 8mm Mauser.It had a steel butt plate. I made the mistake of lying prone to shoot with that butt plate on top of my shoulder.Whoo boy! That hurt!
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