Originally Posted by RT2506
One thing to be aware of with that 185 Remington 8mm bullet is that it was made for 8mm Rem. Mag velocities and it will not open up very much at 8mm Mauser velocities. It is fine for punching paper but for use on game I would go with the 180 Nosler ballistic tips or 175 Sierra or for deer size game the 150's from Sierra or Hornady or Speer are the ticket. IMR 4064 and Varget are too very good powders with this caliber. I second the statement about the Sierra accuracy loads.
I just got off the phone with Mark Johnson at Remington, he says the 185 Rem Core-Lokt bullets will open up as low as 2000 fps. The factory 8x57 loads of 150 Core-Lokt's are runing 2350 fps,he said even these loads are opening up at 200 yards. I told him I'm getting 2582 fps with the 185's and he said I can drop game at 300 yds and still have them mushroom at that distance. Good stuff to know........