How would an 8mm Mauser fare for hunting some of the big game (except bear) around here? I'd be using hand loaded ammo with hunting bullets, not military hardball.
I have a custom made left handed K98 coming up sometime (parts taken from a pre-'43 K98k and put on a new Charles-Daily Mauser action). When I ordered it 3 years ago I had wanted to make a replica K98k sniper, but now I figure I'll just shoot it until it's worn out. Then I'll have it re-smithed into a hunting rifle.
What do you think, would it do the job well enough?