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Speaking of 8x57s.....
Old 10-08-2009, 07:50 PM
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Cool Speaking of 8x57s.....

I've been investing some of my inheritance - and I mean that genuinely - and found something I simply could not let escape my grasp.

Some time ago, I'm not sure when, Remington started a marketing program in which they made a one-year's production of some "classic" chamberings on a Model 700 action. Surprisingly, they called it "The Classic". I didn't find out about it 'til the 8x57 Mauser "Classic" year had already passed. Since then, I haven't been able to find one that was in the condition I wanted, or at the price I wanted. I can no longer say that. I am now the pleased owner of a "New in Box" Remington Model 700 Classic chambered in 8x57 Mauser.

All you Remington haters do not feel inhibited from expressing your derision for Remington. I have no umbilical loyalty to Remingtons. I like 'em. You not liking them doesn't bother me one whit. So let fire if you feel the need, I will not be offended.

To me, this rifle represents an American classic - walnut and blue - in classic lines. And while not in an American classic chambering, it is without doubt my "favorite". That said, there was a .308 Win of the same description - NIB. It was touch and go whether I was going to get that one or not. In the end, I opted for other choices. So you can see, 8mm really IS my favorite caliber, and the 8x57 is my favorite cartridge.

Here are the pictures from the auction site. I'll post "real" ones when I get it in my hands. Oh yeah... With shipping to AK, I paid $535. If I could find 10 of them at that price I'd buy them all...

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