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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 7/7/2008 11:20:38 AM EST
I will be going deer hunting for the 1st time this season, and instead of bringing the same old 30'06, or AR15, I would like to be different. Is it legal to hunt with this? Pretty sure it is an 8mm round. Thanks.
Link Posted: 7/7/2008 11:40:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/7/2008 11:41:39 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/7/2008 11:46:11 AM EST
Find some Mauser softpoints & you should be good to go. IIRC, I bought my green box of soft points at Wal-Mart.

Link Posted: 7/7/2008 12:57:44 PM EST
Hell yeah. If you're comfortable with it and can shoot accurately, it should be a great deer gun. I can't imagine how in the world it could be illegal for hunting anywhere (except in shotgun-only areas), but YMMV.

BIG +1 on soft points. Never use ball ammo -- always go with something that will reliably expand. I'd go with some premium hunting ammo, personally. I took 2 deer one day with .30-06 ball. It ended out OK, but it was a stupid mistake.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 5:00:31 PM EST
I killed my first deer with a K98 Mauser made by the Czechs for the Nazis.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 5:08:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By semperfiws6:
I will be going deer hunting for the 1st time this season, and instead of bringing the same old 30'06, or AR15, I would like to be different. Is it legal to hunt with this? Pretty sure it is an 8mm round. Thanks.


Yes.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 9:45:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By BlammO:
Hell yeah. If you're comfortable with it and can shoot accurately, it should be a great deer gun. I can't imagine how in the world it could be illegal for hunting anywhere (except in shotgun-only areas), but YMMV.

BIG +1 on soft points. Never use ball ammo -- always go with something that will reliably expand. I'd go with some premium hunting ammo, personally. I took 2 deer one day with .30-06 ball. It ended out OK, but it was a stupid mistake.

QFT!

Use a bullet designed for hunting and have fun!!
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 10:05:21 AM EST
8MM is an excellent deer round!

Soft points FTW!
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 8:04:23 AM EST
use soft points and your good
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