Originally Posted by etisll40
I don't read much on 8mm Rem Mag, was it popular at one time? What's the benefit? Is there a lot of brass out there, bullet selection?
At one time they were considered one of the best Elk cartriges available because of there
energy and trajectory.
There were not as many bullet selections in .323 dia as there are today but there were not
many for the .338 at the time ether.
It was also used for the big bear and considered all anyone would need for North American
The 340 Weatherby was sold in much more expensive rifles and the 8mm rem was very
affordable. Both calibers were notorious for recoil because muzzle breaks were also not
The 8mm Rem case is the parent case for the 7 STW and other wildcats.
8mm Ammo and brass is still available and when the STW brass was/is in short supply the
8mm brass is easy to re size to the STW.
The 8mm Rem Mag is still used to day and reloaders can get the most out of this cartrige
with good bullets, and considering the recoil most have been fitted with a break for those
that are recoil sensitive.
It is a good alternative to the cost of buying a 340 Weatherby.
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