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8MM Remington Mag Questions

 
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:20 PM
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A lot of people seem to like the 300 Weatherby. It has great ballistics. I am within days of receiving a Ruger #1 300 wm, and the seller has 2 300 Weatherby's that he loves. It may be the next big caliber I buy. I'll see how much I like the 300 wm first. It may be all I can handle without a break. It doesn't have a break so I'd guess if I had a Weatherby I'd opt for a break, but then again there may be ways around that?? What is the deal with 300 Weatherby brass? Are they the only brass maker? Is it a good case design? Does it require large amounts of freebore or is that just the way Weatherby makes their rifles? The ballistics look awesome.
A 300 Weatherby and an 8mm Rem mag have identical case capacities. I never used a brake on mine but about 15 years ago I decided a 7 mag was more comfortable. I haven't shot anything bigger that a 7mm Rem mag in a long time.
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Re: 8MM Remington Mag Questions

i would follow bergers recs on setting up a load for your 8mag.i did what they suggest and got mine to shhot 1/2 moa.you need to measure youre chambers coal load some rounds of your liking at different oal length measured at the ogive and shoot to find the right spot.it is not cheap but worth the time and cost.i have taken 20 elk with my 8mag at various distance it only takes 1 hit behind the shoulder to put them down.good luck
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:32 AM
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i would follow bergers recs on setting up a load for your 8mag.i did what they suggest and got mine to shhot 1/2 moa.you need to measure youre chambers coal load some rounds of your liking at different oal length measured at the ogive and shoot to find the right spot.it is not cheap but worth the time and cost.i have taken 20 elk with my 8mag at various distance it only takes 1 hit behind the shoulder to put them down.good luck
What bullet do you use?
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Re: 8MM Remington Mag Questions

Are there good high bc 8mm bullets for target and hunting available?

Does the brass last more than 5-8 firings?

All things considered, would it be better to buy or have a 300 Weatherby built?

Brass life, accuracy, good bullets considered?!

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Old 05-23-2012, 04:59 PM
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Re: 8MM Remington Mag Questions

I've already hinted at what I think. Looking at it strictly from an analytic angle, I see no practical reason to choose an 8 mag over a 300 Weatherby. You have to pick the 8 mag because you love it, and there is nothing wrong with that.
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Re: 8MM Remington Mag Questions

I'd not mind an 8mm Rem and have nearly bought a couple of them, but I already have 30's and a 338, so I'm splitting hairs with an 8mm. I really use the heck out of rl19 and rl22 in my 30's and 338, but with a 200 grain gs custom in my 338 I do use h4350. I will be switching to the Barnes 225 when the last few of these are gone, as the price of this bullet is through the roof, and these were giveaway bullets.
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Re: 8MM Remington Mag Questions

Thanks, I get how good a 300 Weatherby really is.
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