8x68s

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  1. Coldswede

    Coldswede AH Senior Member

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    The parts have finally arrived!
    Action: Magnum Hansen m704 classic
    Barrel: Lothar Walther Magnum sporter profile to be cut to 27" / 68,5 cm

    Stock: in the deciding phase but i think im going to use A HS precision stock.

    I have been waiting for these components for quite some time now. The action got delayed several times. The action is gonna get blued by a friend of mine after christmas.

    By chance i walked into the larger gunshop in the area and found the reloading components just long there on the Shelf aswell!

    Now to source some brass for it.

    Im gonna try and replicate normas factory ammo 200gr swift-a frame at around 910 m/s.


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  2. stug

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    Looks good, should be a nice shooter.
     
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  3. IvW

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    28 inch barrel may be better for the 8x68S
     

  4. Coldswede

    Coldswede AH Senior Member

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    I think 27 will be well enough considering norma test shoots ammo in 26" inch barrels and its around their ballistic i want to replicate.
     

  5. 8 x 60

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    Exciting. Look forward to hearing how you get on with her.
     

  6. dchamp

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    I am excited for you. That should be a very nice setup when it's finished. I have a 8X68s in a Blaser and the more I shoot it the more I like it and it has been easy to load for although I have not loaded any 200gr bullets.
    HS makes good stocks but another stock you may consider is a Hogue Stock with the full bed block. It is very comfortable to shoot and really tames the recoil on my 8mm Rem Mag.
    I don't know where you are located but here in the U.S. Huntingtons has 8x68s brass available in both Norma and RWS.
     
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  7. Witold Krzyżanowski

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    This will be a cool rifle.
    Witold
     
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    Love the 8x68 have a titan ii from Voere twin triggers don't think it has been fired much .....picked it up at auction ..... easy to get reloading components in Europe.

    Very similar to the 8 Rem mag ...which I also have however the 8x68 is easier to reload for ...... than the 8mm rem mag and pushed lighter bullets accurately ....which is handy for probably 125gr to 250gr .........
     

  9. NW Hunter

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    Looks like the makings of a very fine rifle, Coldswede All the best with it.

    Really like the 8x68 also, more so every time I hunt with it.
    For southern Africa again next month, Namibia this time, I've seen Namibia mentioned in the same sentence as the 8x68 so often it had to be the first choice to bring this time. Will be shooting 220gn Sierra GameKings.
     

  10. dchamp

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    Please give a report on how well the 220gr SGK's perform. I too have a load for the 8x68s with them but have not shot anything other than paper with them yet. Best of luck.
     
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    Boy looks like a fun project !!!
     

  12. 8 x 60

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    Hi Coldswede. Hows the project going? Any update?
     
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  13. Coldswede

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    Gonna test shoot it this week to see what shes like! :)
     

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    Beautiful rifle! And for sure a good tool for serious shooting!
     

  15. Gert Odendaal

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    Excellent rifle , I am to commence with my 8x68S, have the dies, a lot of RWS brass, Obendorf Mauser action already dril/tap for a scope. I want to order a barrel , but this must be 29" long in a classic profile...the rifle stock needs to have a Mannlicher Schoenauer long and sleek design so I can walk and stalk with it as well...(y)(y)
     

  16. Gert Odendaal

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    I think I found a example of the stock I want to build for my 8x68 S rifle ...this is a Haenel 10.75 x 68 , I like this rifle stock design,,...I will make the fore-end longer since I want to order a 29.1 '' inch..barrel....I bought a set of claw mounts some time a go and will fit these claw mounts on the 8x68 S
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  17. Gert Odendaal

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    I will change the stock angle and make it a straight front to back rifle stock to absorb recoil..(y)(y)
    Something like this stock, the oval rounds on the sides of this rifle stock and a Schnabel will suite this design just fine..
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    The rifle in the photo , the top one ...
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  18. Gert Odendaal

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    I will make use of the same trigger system that you encounter on the A and B Mausers...(y)
     

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