8mm Remington Magnum

 
8mm Remington Magnum
 
 

The 8mm Remington Magnum holds the distinction of being the most unsuccessful cartridge ever developed and introduced by Remington since World War II. Introduced in 1978 in the Model 700 BDL rifle, production in this caliber ceased around 1985 but was added to the list of options available from Remington's Custom Gun Shop in 1987. All of which is rather puzzling since the 8mm Remington Magnum seems a bit less ridiculous than the .338 Winchester Magnumfor use on deer size game and yet it should perform just as well on elk and moose. On the other hand, the .338 Magnumhad a 30 year head start, is short enough for medium length actions, and is available with heavier bullets. Perhaps we will never know the real reason why the Winchester cartridge did and the Remington cartridge didn't. Even though the 8mm Remington Magnum hasn't exactly set the woods afire with its popularity, one would have to look long and hard before coming up with a better cartridge for use on elk, moose, and larger African antelope. Bullet selection is quite critical with this cartridge since many are not designed and constructed to hold together at magnum impact velocities. 8mm bullets designed for smaller cartridges should be avoided in the 8mm Remington Magnum for any hunting applications. 

This text is based on information from “Cartridges of the World”, Hodgdon reloading manual, the cartridge designer and/or own resources.

   
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220 grs
Sierra Game King
Reloader 22
200 grs
200gr Nosler Accubond
IMR 4831
175 grs
Sierra
H-4831
175 grs
Sierra
H-4831sc
175 grs
Sierra
IMR-4831
200 grs
Sierra Game King
W860 S
200 grs
Privi Partizan FMJ
IMR-7383 Pull-Down
200 grs
Privi Partizan FMJ
WC860 pull down
245 grs
French Balle D
US863
245 grs
French Balle D
IMR-7383 .50 Spotter poeder
245 grs
French Balle D
H450 pull down
245 grs
French Balle D
WW860 pull down
245 grs
French Balle D
IMR-7828
245 grs
French Balle D
W860 Supreme
180 grs
Nosler Ballistic Tip
Reloader 25
220 grs
Swift A-Frame
RL-22
220 grs
Swift A-Frame
RL-22
160 grs
barnes TTSX BT
IMR 4831
160 grs
barnes TTSX BT
Hybrid 100V
220 grs
sierra spitzer boat tail
7828
200 grs
Speer Spitzer SPFB
US869
200 grs
Speer Spitzer SPFB
Alliant Reloader 23
175 grs
Sierra
Reloader 22