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Old 02-24-2009, 09:49 PM
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8 MAG "THUNDERSTRUCK" project

Finally got my g5 B&C stock,fit is PERFECT,drop in,the bedding block is outstanding,the adjustable front rail/sling stud is really neat.Waiting on my Badger bolt knob,1 piece rail and extended mag to arive on the 26th and it will be complete...for now....hope to have Kirby put the finishing touch on her this summer.Sticking with the AC?DC run I started with "Dirty Deeds" I named this old 8 mag that my father carried all over the world "Thunderstruck",it has killed most of the African antelope,griz in Alaska and Russia,countless Bull elk,a pile of big muleys,black bears and my best buck,hope to make my first 1000 yard kill with it ASAP!

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Old 02-24-2009, 10:00 PM
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Re: 8 MAG "THUNDERSTRUCK" project

NONYA,

Do you think that I can borrow the Thunderstruck name? That is what I was going to call my 338 AM when it gets here. Hopefully in a couple of weeks.
Great looking rifle.

Chris
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:06 PM
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Re: 8 MAG "THUNDERSTRUCK" project

Since we both come from a town with the same exact name why not?
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Re: 8 MAG "THUNDERSTRUCK" project

Nonya,
What are you using for bullets? What kind of distance and BC are you getting? I always eyed up the 8mm but never really looked into it.

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Old 02-24-2009, 11:53 PM
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Re: 8 MAG "THUNDERSTRUCK" project

180 grain TSX for the field,180 gr accubond for varmints and paper/steel,probably use the Noslers for anything over 500 yards,should be slowed down enough by then to make them perform as advertised.80 grains of IMR 4350 puts it just over 3200 fps.I may experiment with some RL22,never use it before but I like the idea of getting up near 3300 fps.
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:21 AM
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Re: 8 MAG "THUNDERSTRUCK" project

Nice looking rifle!! What are you using for optics??

I think the AB will work aways inside 500 yards, just to pass some money saving ideas along your way. Those Barnes are waaaaaaaay overpriced, waaaaaaaaaay over-hyped and about as worthless as tits on a boar IMO.

The AB has a maximum impact velocity rating of what, 3000fps?? If you start out at 3200fps, I can almost bet by the time you get to 100 yards, your velocity will be at 3000fps, or maybe slightly under which would make them work as "advertised" from about 100 yards on out.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:38 AM
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Re: 8 MAG "THUNDERSTRUCK" project

Boy, it would be nice to see somebody develop a nice bullet for the 8mm. I bet mounted a top a necked down Lapua case or 300 Rum case, it would be a hard hitter at long distance.
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