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Old 06-26-2013, 11:22 AM   #11
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It's a wonderful cartridge.

The only problem is no one makes ballistic tips for it! So if you use it for hunting, get soft points.
With the power it packs, I wonder if it can knock the deer off his feet.

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Nosler makes balistic tips for the 8mm Mauser. They are expensive but they are hand loaded by Nosler. There are all kinds of bullet tips for 8mm Mauser. Its still a popular bullet even today. Get the right bullet and it will knock a moose down.

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Old 06-28-2013, 10:44 PM   #13
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Whats the heaviest factory round made for the 8mm? Im a fan of heavy bullets.

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The 7.92x57 is one of the greatest rounds in history, 220 grains is about as big as you can get...................

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Nosler makes balistic tips for the 8mm Mauser. They are expensive but they are hand loaded by Nosler. There are all kinds of bullet tips for 8mm Mauser. Its still a popular bullet even today. Get the right bullet and it will knock a moose down.

Moose are not as tough as people think. If we are talking elk, that is a different story. The 8x57 w/ a 196..200gr bullet has massive stopping power. Barnes makes a 180gr that is superb for elk and larger bear.
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I use Sellier and Bellot 196gr SPCE in my Yugo M48 rated at 2600+fps with excellent accuracy results. Haven't tried it on a deer yet, can't seem to leave my .308 at home.LOL

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I use Sellier and Bellot 196gr SPCE in my Yugo M48 rated at 2600+fps with excellent accuracy results. Haven't tried it on a deer yet, can't seem to leave my .308 at home.LOL
Not a bad thing! I often grab the rifle I feel most comfortable with for the area I'm hunting. I use 8x57, but it is a bit much at times. I often grab 6.5x55 w/ a 4x32 scope, or 9.3x57 w/ irons.
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First deer I ever took was with a Czech 98/22 8mm rifle. Iron sights were written in Farsi. 150 yds with a 6 o'clock hold and factory Remington ammo.

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I think the 7.92 or 8mm Mauser, whatever you wish to call it, is a very good although an under rated round in the U.S. Most American ammo is loaded at lower pressures but Norma used to load very good ammunition. I have not had one for several years but I would have no hesitation in using one for anything in N. America except for the biggest bears. A very good cartridge in my opinion and hand loading will bring out its best. Good shooting.

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First deer I ever took was with a Czech 98/22 8mm rifle. Iron sights were written in Farsi. 150 yds with a 6 o'clock hold and factory Remington ammo.
Nice rifle!!
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