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New big boomer :)

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Unread 06-02-2009, 12:54 PM
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New big boomer :)

Well I was looking to get started on a semi custom 300 RUM build. I went to the local gun shop to order my action when an old timer over heard me and said he had something better. He only lived a couple blocks away so I followed him to his house cause he wouldn't tell me. Long story short I got 2 Rem 8mm Mag's for $200 bucks. Yes I said 2 and one was brand new still in the box. The other needs rebarreled bore is pitted. Even gave original wood stock that came with the one. So now I have another great action for another build. Can anyone give me some ballistics for some handloads, I see what factory ammo can do but hear way better from what I found on the web.
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    Unread 06-02-2009, 01:08 PM
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    Re: New big boomer :)

    Hurry, run down to the store and buy me a lotto ticket!

    Great find.

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    Unread 06-02-2009, 05:26 PM
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    Re: New big boomer :)

    Wow, that guy must be figuring in about circa 1950 dollars.
    Depending on barrel length, you can run the 220 gr Sierra SBT at 2900-3000 fps and you should get a solid 3000 fps with the 200 gr Nosler Partition. The partition is the tougher bullet but the 220 Sierra has the best BC of any 8mm mass produced bullet. When I finally get some time I'm going to load up some 220's and some IMR 7828. Good luck with yours and great buy!
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    Unread 06-07-2009, 10:13 PM
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    Re: New big boomer :)

    would you be willing to sell one of them?
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    Unread 06-09-2009, 12:21 PM
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    Re: New big boomer :)

    No sorry keeping them both. Turning the one into a 7mm STW
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    Unread 06-09-2009, 11:34 PM
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    Re: New big boomer :)

    ok ya thought i'd ask. Thats what i'm trying to do too, find an inexpensive way to get me a 7 STW. thank
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