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#4718871 - 12/18/10 06:55 PM how about an 8mm -08 ?
splattermatic Offline
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i have a match grade .323 8mm blank layin around and trying to figure out what to do with it.
i have a 308 hb i rarely shoot, or even a l/a and make an 8mm -06.

dumb idea, or what should i do with it ?

what would you ?

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#4718873 - 12/18/10 06:56 PM Re: how about an 8mm -08 ? [Re: splattermatic]
Paul Walukewicz Offline
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i've got two 8-06AI's so i say go for that!
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#4718875 - 12/18/10 06:57 PM Re: how about an 8mm -08 ? [Re: Paul Walukewicz]
splattermatic Offline
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what are you shooting in them ? and how fast ?

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#4718911 - 12/18/10 07:09 PM Re: how about an 8mm -08 ? [Re: splattermatic]
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couldn't honestly tell you velocity cause i haven't crono'ed them but i've been playing with 180BT's, 170 Speers, 185 hornadys and some 150's that i can't think of who's they are right now. it's a soft shooter and i really like it, haven't kilt anything with it but i'll rectify that next year.
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#4718921 - 12/18/10 07:13 PM Re: how about an 8mm -08 ? [Re: Paul Walukewicz]
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Try the 8x57. It gets no respect.

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#4718927 - 12/18/10 07:14 PM Re: how about an 8mm -08 ? [Re: Paul Walukewicz]
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It should be just like a 338Fed and I say go for it. Only issue would be the dies but they can be bought. There will always be 308 brass and plenty of 8mm bullets. If you want to keep things simple there is always a 8x57 but you'd have to go with your long action.

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#4718955 - 12/18/10 07:24 PM Re: how about an 8mm -08 ? [Re: himmelrr]
nsaqam Offline
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Hey, you're going wildcat why not get crazy and do a 8mm-284.

You could still use your short action and you'd have near -06 case capacity.

With the relatively short 8mm bullets you could easily stay within mag constraints too.

Just a thought.
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#4719614 - 12/19/10 05:19 AM Re: how about an 8mm -08 ? [Re: nsaqam]
splattermatic Offline
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i have a supply of 284 brass too.
hhhmmmmmmm ???

something to think about for in the future.

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#4720687 - 12/19/10 10:29 AM Re: how about an 8mm -08 ? [Re: splattermatic]
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A true Rifle Looney. Spend another thousand just keep a barrel from lying around. I salute you sir.
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#4720814 - 12/19/10 11:02 AM Re: how about an 8mm -08 ? [Re: splattermatic]
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spattermatic,

I, too, have an 8mm countoured blank lying around. My intent when I purchased it, was to rebarrel a Ruger # to .325 WSM. But then Winchester came out with the 1885 in .325 WSM, and I purchased one of them. I even had a #1 in .300 Winny to use for a donor. smile Thus, I just shelved the idea.

Recently, I purchased a set of 8x68S dies on ebay. And coupled to the fact that I have 2 or 3 boxes of new, unprimed brass, I think that's what I'm going to do. The next hurdle is to find a reputable 'smith with the reamer. Once that's accomplished, I suspect, it'll be a done deal!

GH
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