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8mm-06?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by brian923, Jul 21, 2007.

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  1. brian923

    brian923 Member

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    looking for some info on the 8mm-06? how does it stack up to other cartridges? like the 30-06, 8x57, 8x57 handloads (ive heard you can significantly improve this round by handloading) so on so forth. thanks guys, brian.
     
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    8-06 and handloaded 8x57 are very close to each other.

    if you really want 8mm cool, you need to be looking for an 8mm rem mag.
     
  3. BigJakeJ1s

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    IIRC, 8mm-06 came about when a lot of 8x57 surplus mauser shooters had a hard time finding brass when those guns started showing up in large quantities. They reamed the chambers to 8mm-06 to make it easier to form 30-06 brass for. It has a little more room for powder than the 8x57, but not significantly so. No commercial ammo is loaded for it, whereas high performance ammo in 8x57 is loaded by Norma, Wolf, S&B, Hornady, and Nosler.

    The 325 WSM could also be called the 8mm WSM, but for some reason, "8mm" is a very unsuccessful name in rifle cartridges here in the US, at least from a marketing POV.

    Andy
     
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