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Old 03-17-2014, 08:23 AM
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Glad to see this one get revived. I still wish Berger would produce some heavy 8mm VLD bullets, so I could build one.
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:51 AM
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How about naming it the 8mm Crimson Tide? It would pay homage to your team and describe the effect of the cartridge on game!
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It is named Bama because I was born & raised here in Alabama, and I am a Universite of Alabama football fan. That's why. Plain and simple.

But I will consider renaming as time goes on and I get more serious about creating it. I'll probably give it a used Latin name, like I do everything else.
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I've been a fan of the 8mm Rem Mag for years. I had a couple of them put together, one on a factory take off barrel and one on a MRC action and barrel. Neither one was as accurate as I wanted but I finally got a dandy. It is on a stainless 700 action with a 25.5" Rock Creek barrel chambered by G A Precision and sitting in an HS Precision stock. It puts 200 gr Partitions into nice 1" clusters with the first load I tried. So far I have killed one black bear, two deer and a coyote with it. It absolutely hammers game.
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Glad to see this one get revived. I still wish Berger would produce some heavy 8mm VLD bullets, so I could build one.
Nice to have you back on your own thread! Jepp, would be great with VLDs for the 8mm according to American needs. Some pages before I posted about some European inventions, tactical so far, but the features are nevertheless very, very interesting. Hope you'll give it a try and read.
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I've been a fan of the 8mm Rem Mag for years. I had a couple of them put together, one on a factory take off barrel and one on a MRC action and barrel. Neither one was as accurate as I wanted but I finally got a dandy. It is on a stainless 700 action with a 25.5" Rock Creek barrel chambered by G A Precision and sitting in an HS Precision stock. It puts 200 gr Partitions into nice 1" clusters with the first load I tried. So far I have killed one black bear, two deer and a coyote with it. It absolutely hammers game.
I've made similar experiences like you did. I absolutely love the 8mms because of their terminal ballistics, the SD is top. I'm quite sure about that both the 8mmRM and its European cousin 8x68S are some of the best hunting calibers ever. That's of course nothing but personal opinion ... Nowadays we're only missing good bullets for LRH, but help is on its way. I'd really like to see your "treasure"!
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The great American 8mm RemMag at a 1000 yards:
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Who says all the time that there are no good bullets for 8mmS/323 concerning long -range shooting? The 8mmRM shoots sovereignly out to 1k using ordinary 200gr NAB! 220gr SMK are doing an even better job in 8mmS/323. I personally consider 1k long range, and in any case there are not that many people to find that hit a target at 1k constantly
However, progress is going on, and we (8mm enthusiasts) can soon expect us new special bullets from both Berger and most likely Nosler(LRAB) and others for the purpose of long - range hunting/shooting. Supported by new wildcats like f. ex. 8mmS/26 Nosler the story of the 8mmS/323 as LRH calibre will take a totally different development than before.
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Just been reading this thread and decided it would be the best place to ask some questions I have.

Just purchased a 8x68s Mauser 66 to shoot mainly fallow deer (and wabbits) at 6 to 800m. Recieved dies, talley rings and limbsaver this week and am in the process of machining up a brake and scope mount rail, scope is still at least 4 weeks away.

The question I have is for a load using nosler 180g bt and AR2213sc.

The only load data I have is for AR2209 from the ADI powders guide and my ancient speer reloading manual dose not list this round also other data from the hornaday #6 manual that I have found on line only lists loads for the 200g and up projectiles.

This rifle like many euro rifles was obviously throated for round nose projectiles and last night I set up a case to find a seating depth, dropped a projectile down the bore and measured as I could not seat the projectile far enough out of the case to find the rifling, have set the projectile in the case now with a 5mm jump to the lands. do they make any high BC RN's. A mob over here make a 8mm 175g copper projectile Aussie Custom Projectiles Aussie Custom projectiles for the same price as the noslers and will give them a go as well, if all else fails then I will try 200 to 220grainers.
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