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Powder recommendations for 8MM Mauser

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 45Badger, Nov 20, 2008.

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  1. 45Badger

    45Badger Member

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    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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    I like H380 with 150 gr. and IMR4064 with 175 gr.
     
  3. Steve in PA

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    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.

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  4. Hairballusmaximus

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    I like IMR 4320, I'll look up the charge and bullet weight if you like and post it later.
     
  5. NCsmitty

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    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
     
  6. TooTaxed

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    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.
     
  7. 308sc

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    I love 8mm Mauser, I have had good results with IMR 4895, IMR 4064, and Varget.
     
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    I've tried 4064, 3031, H335, and Varget, with the best results with Varget.
     
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    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
     
  10. ilike223s

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    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.
     
  11. jpwilly

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    VARGET works great in 8mm, 303 Brit, 7.62x54R, 308 Win, 30-06 etc...
     
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