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    Default 8mm Rem Mag

    Hello all,

    New to the forum, and seeking a little advice on my recently purchased NIB 98' REM 700, 8mm rem mag. I intend to reload for this gun and would like to hear any of your fav. loads. I'm thinking 220 gr A-frames or 200 gr Barnes XXX's. Plan on using this gun/load for moose and interior grizz, possibly black bear. I would prefer to use the same load for everything. Which bullet would/do you use, and what type of performance?

    Thanks, CZ

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    that is a fine cal. and a both bullet chioces are top notch. the barnes are a bit less expensive, both are gonna treat you right. it might be worth looking at cost and availability on the bullets to swing your vote.

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    CZ,

    You're definately on the right track. Either bullet will bring out the best in the big 8. That is a very under rated caliber. It is one of the best reach out and hit hard calibers. It just never caught on. Since the 1980's when it was introduced i think Remington has sold a total of about a dozen rifles, well 13 now with yours. :-) Good luck with it, I think it is a good choice for an all around rifle.

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    Default 8mm Mag

    Have been shooting one since it first came out in 78 or so. Now have 3-one converted to 9.3 the other two standard Rem 8 mag. Before going too overboard on components, try working up a load with 200 gr Nosler partition and 78-83 grs 483l. Have a friend in Mt. who took most of the plains game in Africa with this load. It also is sufficent for any bear or moose. Just as a side note, we use it in the bean/cotton field in the Ms river delta with a 150 gr
    speer loaded to 3500 fps with IMR-4350. Good shooting--if BDL stock is slightly naughty on the shoulder, a cheap Ramline will fix that. Have been shooting a Ramline on one of mine since '85 without any problem--a good price for a useable stock and the new ones even have a recoil pad and don't
    make as much noise in the brush.

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    I started using one when I was 12! Awesome rifle. I have taken everything in Alaska with it minus the bison and muskox. I am pretty much a barnes guy. Load those 200 grain and use them for everything. I can show you some barnes that I recovered from moose. Perfect flowers. Total penetration and bulging on the hide on the opposite side. Great rifle, just didn't become popular. I replaced the wood stock with a composite from Remington. Much better than the ram-line, as I broke that.

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    Thanks for the info! I am in the market for a syn. stock for it but I don't want to spend a ton of money on it. Have looked at hogue, ram-line and a few others. Would like to keep cost below $300.

    northway, what powder are you using with those barnes?

    bwhite, I'll try those part's. also

    Thanx, CZ

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