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8mm Remington Magnum

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Unread 08-11-2012, 11:51 AM
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Re: 8mm Remington Magnum

I had one and the recoil was so brutal I never even got it up to full power loads. Pulled the barrel and installed a 340 Weatherby Mag on it. Now it's a pleasure to shoot. Oh I guess I should say there is a brake on the 340
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    Unread 01-08-2013, 05:53 AM
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    Re: 8mm Remington Magnum

    1100 Remington Man

    I always wanted the Remington Metric Trifecta, so I went and did it plus one.

    6mm Remington
    7mm Remington magnum
    8mm Remington Magnum

    I think i am ready for anything.
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    Unread 01-09-2013, 05:45 AM
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    Re: 8mm Remington Magnum

    The awesome 8 rem-mag was one of the greatest cartridges ever designed and is a tribute of how manufacturers can destroy a product because of their own incompetence!!! Just put a nosler partition or barnes x-bullet on top and you'll take on anything in North America without any worry whatsoever.
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    Unread 01-09-2013, 06:24 AM
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    I got one of these back in the early eighties. at the time i was shooting a 7RM and loving it. my brother sent me the gun and said to try it on elk. it would shoot the 200 gr nosler partion @ the same speeds the 7RM would shoot the 160. The first elk i shot with it was a big cow @ about 500 yds. She went tits up like she was struck by lightning and i was hooked. This gun never was a tack driver. It would shoot decent groups, 1 to 1 1/2 inches, but it was a meat killing machine. I took it all over the world it seems, moose in BC, sheep hunting in AK, all over the longest shot to date was with this gun. Bull elk @ 815yds.......everybody always complained about a lack of bullet selection for the 8mm..... all i ever needed was one, the 200gr nosler. AJ
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    Unread 01-09-2013, 06:05 PM
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    Re: 8mm Remington Magnum

    It sounds like we finally found some 8mm Mags fans. I have a model 700 BDL. Had a muzzelbrake installed and some trigger work done and it runs fine. The best combo I have found for my particular use is: 220 gr Gamekings,79 gr H4831.Seems to do fine up to 800-900 yrds. I think there are better options for whitetail deer(to much but it will work just fine. It is obviously a better large game( elk, bear) hunter. Another good combo is 180gr Nosler BT,81 gr H4831.With this load be aware of bloodshot meat dont shoot em in the shoulder. Good Luck. 25yr exp
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    Unread 01-10-2013, 05:10 AM
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    Re: 8mm Remington Magnum

    anyone tried re17 in it?
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    Unread 01-10-2013, 07:21 PM
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    Re: 8mm Remington Magnum

    I have some NEW 8mm Rem Mag brass for sale in the classifieds.
    Remington 700 5R .308 Win
    Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20x50 LR/T Illum. TMR Reticle

    Browming X-Bolt .30-06
    Nikon Monarch SF 4-16

    Remington Sendero 7mm RM
    Nightforce 5.5-22 x 56
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