This is my first post here and I just wanted to say hi from Canada. As you can see by my name that I'm a fan of the 8x57 Mauser,it's a great cartridge with lots of history.
I have a K98 in 8x57 and one in 7.62x51, I handload for both to get the most accuracy and velocity potential.
God made the earth, Mauser drew the boundaries.
Welcome to Long Range Hunting. Always good to have another member from north of the border.;);)
A friend's dad that used to hunt elk with us a loooong time ago had that exact gun and he killed a lot of deer and elk with it. But then he had a habit of sneaking up on them until he could just about stick it in their ear before he pulled the trigger.