8x57 Mauser powder?

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  1. Quaticman

    Quaticman AH Senior Member

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    Is there a "go to" powder for the 8x57 Mauser cartridge for the heavy (196 grain and heavier) bullets?
     

  2. dchamp

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    I shoot mostly 160gr TTSX bullets with either IMR3031 or H4895 in my 8X57. For 196gr Norma bullets Norma 203-B works well but I have a load for 220gr Sierra Game Kings using CFE223 and that is the powder I would try first for 196 and heavier bullets.
     

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    sestoppelman AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

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    IMR 4064 is a very good choice in the 8mm. Just shot mine today with 175 SGK's with it and its giving me sub MOA groups as it has in other rifles.
     

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    I use H4350 paired with the 196-200 gr. bullets in 8x57IS for 2500 fps in my rifle.
     

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