Originally Posted by Crazycastor
The 8mm is a good gun but it is past its prime on the long shots. Its great for a brush gun with a heavy bullet. I just can't see far enough with open sites to to put down anything over 100 yards.My Dad gave my youngest brother his Remington 700. Its a great gun don't get me wrong but its cherrie and I wouldn't even think about borrowing that gun to go hunting with. I like the looks of the 783 and I think it might just fit my need for a first rifle.
What do you mean "it is past its prime on long shots.?" Most of the factory ammo available is not great for long shots, that is true; but, handloaded, with the proper bullets, it will equal or exceed the .30-06 in range, power, accuracy and anything else. Also, most 8x57's are made on the very stong Mauser 98 action and there certainly is nothing wrong with that.