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Thread: 8 mm Mauser

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    8 mm Mauser

    Suprised I don't hear more about this round on the site, it's an excellent one. I have a Persian Mauser built by Bruno in 1935, that is a master piece. The workmanship is top shelf. Still shoots like a dream. Only complaint is that the sights are very fine. I couldn't imagine trying to shoot it in low light. We shoot 1940s Turkish ball out of it and any other surplus stuff we can find. Always a good swabbing with Sweets 7.62 afterwords.

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    Sounds nice ! I had a FN Carbine in 8x57 I stupidly sold....it loved 196 grain Norma....I really miss it.....

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    I thought I was the only one!! I have a Persian 98 musketoon gem Brno and it's the finest mauser I have ever handled: and I have handled a LOT. I love it to bits but as a military rifle its not going to work so I will be making it a 404j keeping the military safety, trigger, and turned down bolt handle but with a custom peep sight for boar and dangerous game ie buffallo ( as I very seriously do not agree with the shooting of the other 4 DG species)

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    I dunno about Portland, but we're governed by pretty strict rules on both firearms ownership and what calibres we can use for Deer over here.
    I bet you could walk into any gunshop in the land and find some .243, .270 or maybe .308 with a suitable stalking load.
    As far as 8mm Mauser goes, I think you might struggle to get anything other than FMJ without having to order it.
    I've nothing against the Mauser, it's just the way the UK's set up.
    Happy shooting !

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    Musketoon... mine does not have turned down bolt. Never heard of a Musketoon, I'll be checking my books tonight.

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    It's in the mauser book, very rare, was made for the camel back troops

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    I've owned and used a number of 8mm's over the years , it's probably one of the most under appreciated cartridges out there . The last one I owned was a sporterized VZ- 24 . I took a few head of game with it and then gave it to a young friend as his first big game rifle . He's taken two nice White-Tail bucks with it and it's now his go to rifle . I've always used 196 to 200 grain cup and core bullets in them ,they work perfectly on everything from deer to moose . Add that to the fact it does it with easily controlled recoil and it is a mystery why it isn't more popular . Muir is excepted , I know he has a very nice one in his collection lol . You can pick up a nice old husky in 8mm up here for under $ 400 Canadian . I picked one up for a friend of mine who recently immigrated here from Scotland . I got it for $375 plus tax . It will put five rounds into about an inch and a half ( 200 gr Speer and IMR 4064 ) with no trouble , it will keep three rounds under an inch for those who prefer three shot groups . All in , used Leopold M8 4X included , it cost about six hundred bucks . That's a pretty good price for a rifle built on one of the most reliable actions ever designed , chambered in an easily controlled round that's more than capable of cleanly taking any game we have ............ I think I need another one lol .

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    Last edited by alberta boy; 03-08-2015 at 21:18.

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    Fidget,
    You can walk into most any convenience store and get those loads, especially in the south. In the country out here too. I'll take a candy bar, a slurpee, and a box of .44 mag. Sorry you have to deal with those rules, likely that will be the way over here soon too.

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    See page 285 of Robert Ball military rifles of the world-
    mausers

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    Alberta,
    Sounds like a dandy.

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