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Old 09-11-2008, 11:20 AM
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Re: 8mm rem mag data

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Does anyone have a med/heavy 8 mag barrel avaliable for the 700 rem action?
I just ordered mine from Lilja.

Lilja Precision Rifle Barrels

I talked to Daniel quite a bit when I ordered it. Nice guy. I had it made to match as much as possible the factory contour because I wanted to reuse the factory stock. The gun has lots of sentimental value to me and I wanted to keep it as original as possible.

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Old 09-11-2008, 08:55 PM
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Re: 8mm rem mag data

I agree and am also a fan of the 8 mag. The poor selection and quality of bullets available when this rifle came out killed it, not the performance. I have had experience with it since it first came out. For a while back in the 70's and early 80's the 220 gameking in the 8 mag and the 250 gameking in a 340 wby were about the best things going for long range elk on a standard magnum case. I have several custom rifles I built years ago necking the 8 mag case to 25, 264, 7mm and 30 caliber before anybody ever heard of an STW and whatever else they were called. It is an accurate case to work with. Matter of fact I was just loading some bullets for the 25-8mag last night for an upcoming deer hunt. 100 grain barnes at 3924 fps. Point and shoot hunting.

My last experience with it was taking caribou in Alaska. We were backpacking a load of meat out when a good herd of nice bulls came over the horizon. We had his 8 mag with us for grizzly protection. We dropped our packs and ran about a mile to get in front of them. My buddy shot the one he wanted first since it was his gun. Then he handed it to me and I shot the one I wanted before they got away. Both shots about a quarter mile and two bulls dropped like a rock.
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:54 AM
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Re: 8mm rem mag data

I forgot to post you my data. These loads all produced right at 3000 fps with the 220 gameking. It is a good long range bullet for this gun. 82 gr. H-4831, 83.5 gr. WMR and 84.5 gr. Norma MRP. These all were right at max in the guns I used. I get started rambling and forget what I'm talking about. I found that happens more and more as you get older.
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:49 PM
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Re: 8mm rem mag data

good to find some 8 mag fans,
used mine for over 20 yrs, on sheep, caribou,bears,moose,
hopefully a bison this winter. my go to load has been 83 gr of h4831 cci250 mag primer and just about any 200 grain bullet, speer, norma, nosler, barnes
not the max load but always less than 1 MOA. have groups of .3 with a norma dual core 196 Gr.

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Old 11-19-2010, 12:21 AM
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Re: 8mm rem mag data

I apologize for jumping in on this so late. I have an 8mag that shoots lights out with the recommended 'accuracy' charge of H4831sc, an F215 primer, and 180gr Ballistic tip. It chrono'd at an average of 3050fps. The nosler guide shows approx 3054 fps. Absolute pole-axe on whitetails.

Just my two cents, for what its worth.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:12 PM
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Re: 8mm rem mag data

I have had the 8MM RM since the second year of production. I have never been happy with the accuracy of my rifle. If I waited 1/2 hr between shots it shot well enough, but two shots 30 seconds apart were sometimes 6" apart. I worked for months trying to find the accurate handload to no avail.

Went through bedding several times; stocks, scopes, dampers, pressure points; nothing has given me the true 1/2 minute angle I thought possible. Last December I fired a rifle that had a Douglas Premium barrel installed. Number 7 Standard target contour, 26" long. I fired 3 shots in 90 seconds and held a nickel size group at 200 yds.

My rifle left today to have the same stainless steel Premium barrel installed. I will let you know how mine develops.

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Old 04-01-2011, 12:42 PM
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Re: 8mm rem mag data

Wow. The only thing I did to my 8mag was glass bed the stock. I can tell you that the only two powders that worked well were 4831sc and 7828. No matter what bullet I put through the gun, these were powders of choice for some reason.
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