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#5567171 - 01/27/15 10:54 AM New Acquisition: 8 MM Mauser
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Stopped by SWFA yesterday and couldn't pass up this Remington Classic chambered in 8 MM Mauser (8x57JS). I'm a sucker for the oddballs and this one fills that bill in a rifle that also happens to fit me perfectly. The round basically duplicates the .30-30 in the lighter American load with a 170 grain bullet and the .30-06 in the hotter Norma 175 and 196 grain loads. I am a sucker for the Remington Classics and the cool rounds they were produced in.



Edited by Nogalus Prairie (01/27/15 10:55 AM)
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That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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#5567239 - 01/27/15 11:31 AM Re: New Acquisition: 8 MM Mauser [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Beautiful rifle

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#5567263 - 01/27/15 11:47 AM Re: New Acquisition: 8 MM Mauser [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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That is a good looking gun!

I love 8x57! I regularly use a much uglier (much, much uglier) Yugo M48 for pigs and deer, and it really puts a smack on them. My son and nephews have always enjoyed shooting it as the recoil is more shove than slap in most loads. Reloading really opens up the potential for the cartridge and provides far better bullet selection over OTC ammo.

Congrats and enjoy!

-WW
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#5567311 - 01/27/15 12:07 PM Re: New Acquisition: 8 MM Mauser [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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That's my kind of rifle.
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#5567339 - 01/27/15 12:20 PM Re: New Acquisition: 8 MM Mauser [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Nice grab there young man. cheers

As mentioned reloading opens the door bigtime in a modern receiver to explore all the potential of this round....and has been on my radar as a candidate for the perfect Old Mans low recoil with today's mo bettah booitz shooter. Have Fun
Ron
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#5567372 - 01/27/15 12:41 PM Re: New Acquisition: 8 MM Mauser [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Nice score.

I love the oddballs as well. Took 2 deer and a porcupine with my 35 Whelen this past deer season.
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#5567397 - 01/27/15 12:58 PM Re: New Acquisition: 8 MM Mauser [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Very nice! I've been hand loading and shooting 8x57 JS for a long time, and I still keep coming back to it. Sierra 175 grain Pro Hunter bullets and IMR 4064 powder are the ticket. Hard hitting, accurate round for deer and hogs.

You are gonna like it. cheers
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#5567456 - 01/27/15 01:25 PM Re: New Acquisition: 8 MM Mauser [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Registered: 01/11/09
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I've got a German M98 from WWII and it shoots well. I would love to have an 8x57 in a modern rifle. Same goes for 7x57 too. Congrats.
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#5567584 - 01/27/15 02:42 PM Re: New Acquisition: 8 MM Mauser [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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congrats! up

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#5567604 - 01/27/15 02:53 PM Re: New Acquisition: 8 MM Mauser [Re: Colt W. Knight]
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Originally Posted By: Colt W. Knight
Beautiful rifle
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#5567629 - 01/27/15 03:09 PM Re: New Acquisition: 8 MM Mauser [Re: Hirogen]
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Originally Posted By: Hirogen
Nice score.

I love the oddballs as well. Took 2 deer and a porcupine with my 35 Whelen this past deer season.


There was a Classic in .35 Whelen sitting right next to it! Complete with old style ramp and hooded sights. It was a VERY difficult decision. I am furiously trying to put this out of my mind lest I go back..... smile
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That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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#5568503 - 01/27/15 10:47 PM Re: New Acquisition: 8 MM Mauser [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Originally Posted By: Nogalus Prairie
Originally Posted By: Hirogen
Nice score.

I love the oddballs as well. Took 2 deer and a porcupine with my 35 Whelen this past deer season.


There was a Classic in .35 Whelen sitting right next to it! Complete with old style ramp and hooded sights. It was a VERY difficult decision. I am furiously trying to put this out of my mind lest I go back..... smile

I find concentrating on Optics for my recent pucrchase helps.
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#5568621 - 01/28/15 06:06 AM Re: New Acquisition: 8 MM Mauser [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Great looking rifle, love the wood!
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#5568652 - 01/28/15 06:35 AM Re: New Acquisition: 8 MM Mauser [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Thanks guys!
I am resolved to give my old Sako .270 a rest and rotate between the Euro calibers (6.5x55, 7x57,8x57) this upcoming deer season.
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That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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#5568675 - 01/28/15 07:07 AM Re: New Acquisition: 8 MM Mauser [Re: Nogalus Prairie]
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Good looking rifle in a classic caliber, congrats on the find.

Also a fan of the classic series of 700's. 17 Rem, 7mm-08 and 350 Rem Mag.
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