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    Quote Originally Posted by opos View Post
    8mm does have a bit of a kick to it...lol...Don't ask me about this but it was a '98 "sporter" that has some stock fit issues for me..wheeee

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    Been there, done that bruise.

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    Dang, opos what load were you shooting outa that thing?
    Surely not a boolit based load!
    Nothing is impossible for the person that does not have to do it.

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    i suspect the NOE needs more pressure to work better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMagShooter View Post
    i suspect the NOE needs more pressure to work better.
    As in more velocity?

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    Back at it today for a few minutes, I shot the thumper and the plinker @ 40yds then the last four 33-205T @ 100 yds in quick fashion. I'd hunt with the thumper.

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    It's great to see several of you cast for 8mm Mauser, I'm just getting started with the cartridge and will have some questions in the coming days and weeks...

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    I fired 3 of the Red Dot load today with no ear protection - they are fun and will shoot through two milk jugs of ice or a steel well pressure tank at 100 yards.

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    I use the .325 215gr 325365 in my M48, PC. Shoots great subsonic, not really messed with em full power yet.

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    Need to follow this, I have an 1891 Comission rifle with a pretty bad barrel that will hopefully still shoot some light cast loads.

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    I hunt with a sporterized '88 Commission Rifle using the Lee 8mm Karabiner available from Midsouth Shooters Supply for $19. These weigh ~240 grains and have a huge meplat. I size to .325 and send them downrange with a moderate amount of 2400.

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    I thought the 88 GEW bore was .318 or was this one that was rebored to .323 ?

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    I`ve got a LEE Karabiner mold that I keep telling myself I should try. Any suggestions of how much 2400 powder as a load or what other powders?Robert

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    I'm going to try these when I can.
    10.5 grs of Unique in reformed .270 cases.
    It's gonna be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opos View Post
    8mm does have a bit of a kick to it...lol...Don't ask me about this but it was a '98 "sporter" that has some stock fit issues for me..wheeee

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    I just tried a few at my 40 yd line and I'm pleased even with my wobbles. The excellent Tikka trigger suprised me a couple of times. The targdots are one inch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrrch View Post
    Need to follow this, I have an 1891 Comission rifle with a pretty bad barrel that will hopefully still shoot some light cast loads.
    Don't know about the commision rifles, but the '93 and '98 are not too bad to change the barrels. Green mountain from Midway for the '93 is less than a hundred, just have to do the last few thou to set the headspace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohica793 View Post
    I have a new to me VZ24 that slugs at .328 grooves and .312 on the lands. Just poured up some of the Lee C329-205s and will see how they shoot. Anyone else seen large bores in 8mm?
    I've never slugged my K98k but, it tumbles some jacketed loads. Bore looks good though. Just must've been made oversize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hornady308 View Post
    I hunt with a sporterized '88 Commission Rifle using the Lee 8mm Karabiner available from Midsouth Shooters Supply for $19. These weigh ~240 grains and have a huge meplat. I size to .325 and send them downrange with a moderate amount of 2400.

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    That's a mean looking boolit.
    Mrs. Hogwallop up and R-U-N-N-O-F-T.

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    I fired three of the NOE 326323 bullets at sun up this morning the first two went into the same hole, I got all excited, and promptly blew the third one out about an inch and a half LOL
    Thank you I H C 18 flyer for the boolits!

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