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Old September 24, 2010, 02:35 AM   #1
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Karabiner 98

Any game this rifle would excel at?
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Old September 24, 2010, 03:13 AM   #2
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7.92x57mm IS
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Old September 24, 2010, 04:34 AM   #3
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well the germans used the 8x57 for a long time, just as the americans used the 3006, and both worked. i could use either and would not think i was under gunned. eastbank.
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Old September 24, 2010, 07:39 AM   #4
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Anything other than antelope and buffalo, so deer, boar, elk, sheep etc. Same stuff you'll use a 308 or 30-06 on.
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Old September 24, 2010, 08:10 AM   #5
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Old September 24, 2010, 02:29 PM   #6
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xMaverick,

If you use commercial US ammo, it is "low pressure" loaded for liability purposes. It will kill everything that a 30-30 will, black bear, deer, etc.

Full power ammunition will do anything that a 30-06 will. I wouldn't worry carrying 8x57 in big bear country.

That being said, plenty of elk have been killed with the 30-30 and 32 Special. Accuracy is more important than anything else in lethality.

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