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.