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Old 12-06-2017, 04:40 PM
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Rick bought this rifle before I could!

Nice piece, Rick. Here's hoping it shoots straight!

The 8x58RD looks very much like the 8x56R, but the Danish bullet is actually 8mm (sort of, at .323" in diameter, which is in fact 8.2mm), while the 8x56R's bullet is either 0.329" or 0.330" inches in diameter which is in fact ~8.4mm.

Also, 58mm is longer than 56mm.

About 2mm longer in fact.

But there are other slight dimensional differences besides length that make using 8x56R brass less than 'ideal'.





Notice differences in rim diameter and head diameter, and different case lengths from head to shoulder and head to the base of the neck. These length differences make the angle of the shoulder different. None of which is a 'deal killer' with fire forming, BUT... The 0.011" difference in head diameter is an 'issue' for me. I've tried to blow heads out with fire forming, and it has never really worked.

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