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    Default anyone up there use a 8mm mauser?

    Just kinda curious, already found out the Swede mauser has quite a few admirers up there.

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    Wink

    Somewhat partial to it myself.

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    Thumbs up Cal.

    Not very popular......30-06 or 338 Win and 300 Win are kinda popular!

    A few hunters I know carry 7x57 95 mauser
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    Don't have one anymore, but I like the round well enough that I've been considering making one up on a lefthanded action. It's a dandy, and greatly overlooked.

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    There is nothing wrong with the 8x57mm Mauser. For some reason when I was a kid, there were lots of M-98s in 7x57mm which had been cut-down. Many a hoemsteaders wife of kid had one. My first centerfire rifle was an old 1930s vintage M-98 made by DWM in 7x57 for some south american country. It was a short cavalry carbine.
    I still have it but now it has a Douglas Barrel and a Fajen thumbhole stock.
    There were also 95 Mausers in 7mm as well as some Rolling Block Remingtons. 7 Mauser ammo was seen at most stores.

    As for 8mm Mausers, for some reason I did not see as many. There were a few, and I had one with a sporter stock and military barrel for a couple years. The 8mm ammo was not seen as much back then. \
    Many of the WWII NAZI M-98s were quickly turned into sporters in the 1950s and 1960s. The Nazi marks on the receiver usually were ground off. What is now a collector item was pretty common place and nobody was interested in having a Nazi marked gun back then....

    NOW, due to the flood of Yugo M-48s (which are a slighly shorter M-98 action) You see big piles of 8mm Mauser ammo up in Anchorage and some other places.
    Two of my sons use 8x57s as their moose guns. I have dies out in the shop and load some fairly stiff loads for them. I am currently without one right now, but could be talked into a nice Waffen Marked sniper rifle at some time in the future. But I also want an Israeli M-98 in 308 as well. Like one of their honor guard rifles....
    So many distractions, only so many stories for the wife....

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    Default 8 mm Mauser round

    I have a BRNO 98 Mauser slightly customized with a 24 inch bbl. With today's
    powder and bullet selection, it is every bit as lethal as the 30-06. Using Re-15
    and a 170 gr bullet with magnum primers, it will go 2800fps in a 24 inch bbl. with a sensible pressure curve. I love it and would hunt anything on N.A. continent with it. As for availability in good guns, they are getting scarcer. As a side note, I chronographed a few german military rounds made in the 1970's for some military organization and they were almost as hot--and they were not machine gun rounds.

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    Smile 8 mm SURE

    The 8x57JS is a viable caliber both in N.A. and Europe, and ranks well with rifles like the 30-06. It's european ammo loalings are a lot hotter than American SAAMI factory specs. But a good handloader can achieve good performance and use premium bullets as well. A good used military 8 mm mauser ranks as one of my favorite put it behind the truck seat and leave it rifles (truck gun). Tough and dependable, lacking very little service or babying.

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    Default 8mm rifles

    If anyone has one- just be sure of the model. The early models may have a .318 +/- bore while later models may have .323 +/- bores. That's the reason for the conservative US factory loadings. Also, wouldn't do to reload for a .318 gun, use .323 bullets and try to duplicate 30-06 ballistics!! The same would hold true for the 8mm-06 wildcat where an 8mmXwhatever is reamed to 8mm-06... just .02

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    Thumbs up YEA

    TRUE, only modern 8x57 mmJS rifles that have had the headspace checked by a qualified gunsmith should be considered for such projects.

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    You can load an 8 x 57mm using Barnes 200 grain and 220 grain slugs to the same velocity as the supposedly all new and cool 338 Federal. Bullet weight for bullet weight.


    Rechambing war bring-back Mausers to 8mm-06 was once a cheap way to almost obtain a poormans 338-06 performance without the cost.

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