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    8x60rs

    Looking for some 8 X 60 rs brass. Any ideas or a point in the right place Please

    Ta for looking

    All the best

    Phil

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    Whilst you might struggle...don't panic! I did own an 8x60S rifle (not an RS) and when I wasn't immediately able to get cases I simply ran lubed .30-06 cases through the sizing die (with the expander plug removed) and then trimmed them and then ran them through a second time with the expander ball in place.

    So your fall back position will be to get 7x65R cases, run them through an 8x60S or 8x60RS sizing die, trim, and usind a tapered expander plug expand them to 8mm. Lastly to save asking I have neither cases, nor dies, for 8x60S left after I sold the rifle. But do hope that at least you've now got a fall back.

    FWIW although it was a cartridge born out of the Versailles Treaty of 1919 and not a cartridge designed to be an improvement on the 8x57 it is, actually, an improvement in real terms as it just that little bit more accommodating to voluminous slower single based American powders than is the 8x57 that can't usually fit enough in.
    Last edited by enfieldspares; 18-08-2016 at 23:47.

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    using 9.3x74R cases and trimming down and neck turning but only have 25 of them. the 8x60rs are rimmed cases so i dont think the 30-06 will work.

    would nice to find some with correct head stamp but beggers cant be playing around so any case that can be turned into the 8x60RS will be good.

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    AC, my rifle, was 8x60S so, yes .30-06 would work in that. But, as you say, yours is the R version. So you need a "rimmed" .30-06 as it were...which is the 7x65R trimmed and expanded as mentioned. It's also, I'd guess, the cheaper parent case than the 9.3x74R?
    Last edited by enfieldspares; 19-08-2016 at 16:18.

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