Today I fired my first reloads out of my k98 rifle.
bullet=8mm speer 150 gr spitzer soft point
primer=winchester large rifle
43gr averaged 2600 ft per second
44gr averaged 2700 ft per second
45gr averaged 2800 ft per second
My oal was 3inches .I was using iron sights with this rifle and was easily getting 3 to 4 inch groups when using 44 grains of powder. I noticed the groupings started opening up once i went up to 45 grains of powder and beyond. My point of aim with iron sights was just under the black at a 100 yards. Majority of my groups were in the black i even had a few bullseyes. I plan on using this rifle to shoot pigs at 100 yards and under. I feel confident it will do the job. honestly it was kinda scary firing my first reloads for a rifle in a k98 mauser