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Old April 29, 2013, 05:52 PM   #15
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Mauser figured out that if the resulting case shoulder was made uniform and the chamber made to conform, the case could be supported on the shoulder and the rim could be done away with
The M/88 cartridge - while now known as 8mm Mauser in the US - was NOT a Mauser design but developed as part of the Commission rifle process. The US name was derived of the 7x57 Mauser (which was a Mauser product developed for the 1893 Spanish Mauser) due to the similarity to the German 8x57 civilian description, but it got the parent/child relation wrong.
I used to love being able to hit hard at 1000 yards. As I get older I find hitting a mini ram at 200 yards with the 22 oddly more satisfying.
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