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Old March 3, 2013, 10:48 PM   #1
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Heaviest 8mm Mauser bullets?

I have an 8mm Mauser 98k, not sure what year made but it has a large 41 on the receiver which I seem to recall denotes the arsenal where it was made. It was a Soviet capture piece, by the reddish blackish shellac stuff on the stock and the peened-out stamps. I'm toying with reloading for it, and I'm interested in knowing how heavy a bullet I can load safely. As long as I can break 2000fps I'm not too concerned about pushing velocity with a heavy bullet, but it needs to be accurate. I've seen 220 grain bullets for sale... does anybody know if the twist in a 98k will stabilize a bullet that long?
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