Anybody hunt with mil-surp rifles?

Re: Anybody hunt with mil-surp rifles?

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:43 pm

oh they deffinatly will git right out there thats for sure
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Re: Anybody hunt with mil-surp rifles?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:47 pm

I got to shoot my buddy's 6.5 AR15. WAAAY too spendy for my tastes - he can afford it though. And I thought .223/5.56 was expensive ... :shock:

IMO, I'd just work up a nice .308 load and be done with it. No sense getting fancy ... unless you've got money to burn.
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Re: Anybody hunt with mil-surp rifles?

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:51 pm

I reload for the 8mm, im all set up and its alot cheaper to shoot now, im thinkin if i can find a gunsmith that will counter bore it back an inch it will be fine
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Re: Anybody hunt with mil-surp rifles?

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:53 pm

if ya look at the ballistics on 8mm to European loadings...its right up there with a 303,308,30o6 so for what i paid for em Ill settle for that lol
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Re: Anybody hunt with mil-surp rifles?

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:02 pm

The 8mm is a fine catridge, just be careful with handloading as you can hop them up past the ability of the action to handle it. Usually handloading manuals will warn of this and for good reason. I have seen them blown to bits and know of severe injury from over loading. Modern powder and new materials in modern firearms make for loads not even close to safe in even non military older firearms. The .257 Roberts is good example.

Kevin

If yours is a 98 Mauser, you are good to go.
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Re: Anybody hunt with mil-surp rifles?

PostBy: lumpocoal On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:35 pm

M48 yugo and M24/47 yugo never issued, rock solid
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