8x64S? Any owners and shooters?

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  1. sestoppelman

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    Some may recall I was recently whining because I got out bid on one on GB, a beautiful BRNO ZKK 600 in the rare 8x64s caliber. In retrospect I probably should have just bid till I got it but it looked to be an uphill battle as the high bidder had I suspect a big max bid. It was over $1800 when I quit.

    Soooo, been mulling this over since then. I have 3 boxes of factory ammo I found while waiting for the bid to close, and found a set of new RCBS dies at Grafs for about 2/3 off list, a bargain.

    I have a Zastava 8x57 that I like and didn't pay much for, a recent acquisition for a donor rifle to ream out to 8x64. It feeds and extracts the longer round from the magazine with ease but of course wont chamber. Its interesting in that the 8x64 seems to be very little different than the more common 7x64, both Brenneke creations. Dimensions according to a couple of books are nearly identical but for the larger caliber, and the 8x64 is perhaps a couple thousands larger around the head.

    The hard part so far has been locating someone to do a chamber job, and no one has a reamer for the caliber. I have a couple of feelers out to some 'smiths I know and waiting to hear back. I might have a line on a reamer from a maker, waiting to hear back on a retired 'smith friend to see if it would fit our needs.

    So any 8x64 shooters here?
     

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    Following with interest!
     
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    HWL, that combination gun is a "doozy" (slang for sweet.) Probably not too many like it.
     
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  6. sestoppelman

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    I don't want my life savings into one!:LOL::LOL::eek::eek::Do_Oo_O:rolleyes:
     

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    an 8mm/06 would come close, as would a 9.3x62 necked down to 8mm.
    bruce.
     

  8. sestoppelman

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    True, but that wouldn't be an 8x64s, though an 8mm-06 would certainly be the most economical way to go. In the end that may be how I go, but going to keep trying this way for a bit, no hurry.
     

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    Never ever I would buy it.

    Not because of the combination,...... but while hunting I would fear to damage it.

    Honestly, I think it is a safe queen.


    HWL
     

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  11. sestoppelman

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    Thanks for that..(y) Grafs had them on clearout for $50. I got a set. Now if I could just get a rifle.....:rolleyes:
     

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    Thinking about one myself.
     

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    Following with interest. Could PTG not make you one? They make 8x65RS so should have most of the dimensions they need...
    http://pacifictoolandgauge.com/cust...636-8-mm-x-65-rs-brenneke-chamber-reamer.html

    I have an 8x60 which I got some brass for so may try that and if I don't like it it may become 8mm-06 or maybe even 8x64. But I do like the more "standard" 7/8x57 or 06 case bases and rims...then again it seems like almost every cartridge has a unique base and rim.
     

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