Powder recommendations for 8MM Mauser


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45Badger
November 20, 2008, 09:05 PM
A buddy of mine bought a sporterized Mauser for deer hunting and wants to start reloading. Any 8mm reloaders here? Please recommend your favorite powders for the 8mm. Thanks!

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MMCSRET
November 20, 2008, 09:15 PM
I like H380 with 150 gr. and IMR4064 with 175 gr.

Steve in PA
November 20, 2008, 09:20 PM
48.0gr of IMR-4895 and 150gr SP bullets. Open sights, 100yds off a rest. First 5-shot group was low, second group opened up a bit but that was my fault. I was just trying to get the elevation adjusted.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d159/Steve_in_PA/Targets/8mmMauser.jpg

Hairballusmaximus
November 21, 2008, 07:42 AM
I like IMR 4320, I'll look up the charge and bullet weight if you like and post it later.

NCsmitty
November 21, 2008, 02:58 PM
Here's a link to the Realguns site for 8mm Mauser. These are not wimpy loads and should only be used in M98's in good condition. Remington's 185gr bullet was designed for their 8mm Rem. magnum with a heavier jacket, and may not expand well at longer ranges or lower velocities.

http://www.realguns.com/loads/8x57mmjs.htm

NCsmitty

TooTaxed
November 21, 2008, 07:09 PM
Here's another vote for IMR #4895, which is one of the most versatile powers. I use it in everything from .223 Win up through the 8-mm, including light bullet loads for 300 Win Mag. But for heavy bullet magnums, Win #760 or RL-22 are fine.

308sc
November 21, 2008, 08:16 PM
I love 8mm Mauser, I have had good results with IMR 4895, IMR 4064, and Varget.

evan price
November 22, 2008, 09:18 AM
I've tried 4064, 3031, H335, and Varget, with the best results with Varget.

Afy
November 22, 2008, 04:37 PM
46-47.5 gr of Tubal 5000 with 196-198 gr FMJBT. I can get minute of soda can at 100 meters if I do my part off hand.

8x60S Mauser

ilike223s
November 29, 2008, 12:06 AM
This is what works for me
150 gr, Hornady
imr 4320. 52 gr,
col is 2.948
this shoots 1/2'' at 100 yards all day,
I found this load.and never changed from it.why would I it shoots great out of my rifle.

jpwilly
November 29, 2008, 12:17 AM
VARGET works great in 8mm, 303 Brit, 7.62x54R, 308 Win, 30-06 etc...

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