I had exactly that for awhile. Shot Warren Jenson's old J26's out of it. 210 grains @3200. Exact same thing happened to every animal. Didn't seem to matter how big, how far, or at what angle, thumb sized entrance and pre inflation silver dollar exit. Some of those bullets may still be in the air! Killed like Thor's hammer. Let a guy talk me out of it for nearly twice what I had in it. Still miss it. Take an 8MM RM and AI it and it will leave a lasting impression on most anything you shoot with it with the right bullets.If you compare the 8 mm rem mag to the 338 Win Mag the 8mm will outperform the 338 wm
In velocity @ less pressure and with a 200 grain bullet, the ballistic coefficient of the 8mm will be better because of it's diameter to length if the same brand and style of bullets are used.
Lack of different bullets has been the downfall of many great cartridges, but now that we have more bullets and many powder choices, the 8 mm Rem has more potential. Many of the old cartridges have a new lease on life with all of the improvements in components today.
If you feel like you need more and still have the 8 mm rem, all you have to do Is AI it and a 200 grain bullet at 3,000 becomes a 200 grain bullet at 3150. placing it with the big boys.
And if you are into designer names you can call it a "SUPER 8" or something catchy.
Just saying don't count the old guys out.
J E CUSTOM