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Offline Coyotes-R-Us

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Been looking for a 8mm RUM or Rem Mag
« on: November 21, 2019, 06:12:30 PM »
Well dang I found one.
Remington 700 BDL Longaction in 8mm rem mag.
No scope, 5 boxes of factory shells and 6 boxes of once shot brass.
Shipped to my LGS $670. Just got the notice it will be here on Monday.
Man am I pumped.
I ordered, Sierra GameKing Bullets 8mm (323 Diameter) 220 Grain Spitzer Boat Tail.
and
Barnes Triple-Shock X (TSX) Bullets 8mm (323 Diameter) 200 Grain Hollow Point Boat Tail.
Not sure about powder but it looks like maybe reloaded 25.
I'm looking into a new style "limb saver"
Need scope and bases and rings.
Is a one-piece base better on big magnums?
Need a scope with a LOT of eye relief 5" maybe?
What do you think? I'm guessing it'll have a 24" barrel, I think
That's what they came with back when they were sold.
old is the new young

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Re: Been looking for a 8mm RUM or Rem Mag
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2019, 06:23:12 PM »
 I was out in the sandpit shooting with a buddy of mine one time and I was standing by the truck talking to the very pretty new fish cop who was patrolling and he let loose his new 300 WinMag and got a hell of a scope Eye,  blood everywhere.  :innocentwhistle:

 Sometimes on a big boomer  a one piece Picatinny rail works real well because if you have to you can triple or double and add extra scope rings if needed.  A long Eye relief scope works good on a 12 gauge slug gun and would probably suit your purposes as well.

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Re: Been looking for a 8mm RUM or Rem Mag
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 07:52:28 PM »
thanks I'll look.
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Re: Been looking for a 8mm RUM or Rem Mag
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2019, 09:53:46 PM »
I triple ringed a .44 mag scoped pistol, solved the slipping problem.  In my experience you definitely want to have a long Eye relief scope on a turkey gun to ha ha.