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    Posted: 28 November 2019 at 18:43
I'm always looking for speed and light for the caliber bullets.
Like the 6mm 55 gr Nosler at 4200 fps and 80 gr Barnes at over 3600 fps.
OR my 45/70 300 gr Hornady at 2500 fps.

BUT

What I'm thinking with the big 8.

Sierra GameKing Bullets 8mm 220 Grain Spitzer Boat Tail. At over 3000 fps ,and a 200 gr 8mm tsx Barnes at just a smidget faster.

GO big or go home I think.
It looks like it will get surprising speed out of some impressively large bullets.
Wind deflection does not look bad. 
I think I saw if I zero at like 240 yards It'll only be -14" at 400, something like that.
The energy down range is out standing.
DANG.
Anyone know the difference between reloder 25 and 26 ?



Edited by d4570 - 28 November 2019 at 18:45
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wing master Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 November 2019 at 14:18
I don't know anything about Reloader 25 but I use Reloader 26 in my Swede. With 140 grain Sierra Matchkings I can get just over 3000 fps. That's with no sign of pressure. 

I'm thinking it would work good in a big Mag case. Either 26 or maybe Retumbo?

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Edited by Wing master - 29 November 2019 at 14:18
I have always considered myself to be quite the bullshitter, But ocasionally it is nice to sit back and listen to a true professional......So, Carry on.
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I took the mighty 8 out with some of the factory shells that came with the gun, some 185, cor-locks and some 220 cor-locks.
Unknown speed. The rifle has iron sights .
put a box and printer paper target at 100 yards.
I remember when I could see the back sight , the front sight and the target all at once.
Anyway I managed to put two of each with in an inch of center, 2" spread" shooting sitting on my coyote belt seat and on my sticks.
I was tickled and my son did  as well.
I was p repaired for all hell to hit my shoulder.
No where as bad as I expected.
Yes there is big recoil it's a big gun but even with out a limb saver or muzzle brake it is very manageable.
I'll have to use the "Sled" for shell development but I think only a limbsaver after that for hunting.
Very similar to my 870 3 1/2" mag coyote shells in recoil, I think.. 


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Nice. A comfortable shooting gun is a lot more accurate. Keep us posted D. 

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