8MM WSM?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by MAELTY, Dec 21, 2003.

  1. MAELTY

    MAELTY Active Member

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    Just a thought, maybe not.

    My first shooting and reloading was for an 8X57 given to me by my Uncle. I since had it rechambered to the 8MM/06. I really like the performance and to this day, even after adding many other calibers to my gun safe, it still remains my pet.

    I recently had a 260 Rem rechambered for the WSM case with good success, And I also own a Win Mod 70 Coyote in the 7MM WSM.

    Thus my thinking is to build an 8MM based on the WSM in a sporter type of rifle. I am also thinking that this would be a good fit with the 180 gr Barnes X for distances out to 500 yds on most game.

    Am I dumb or what? Please feel free to chastise me [​IMG] my wife does all the time. But I need to have a spring project to get to whistle pig time.

    Thanks for any thoughts and or advice.
     
  2. Guest

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    1) Shame on you. (get that out of the way.)
    2) Go for it! Not sure it would be my pick for 500 yd, but if I had a Yugo with a sporter stock and good bore, I'd damn sure turn the barrel back and rechamber it. A quick and easy magnum sporter. Dies and reamer run you about $250, rechamber maybe $70, so for about $400 you'd be ready to hunt. Definitely a rough and ready elk gun out to 300 if it'll group at all.
    It's a damn shame those cases have such a pitiful neck, though. Be nice to reach out to 3.1" with a bit more to hold on to.