8mm from 30.06

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by JIMM, Jul 11, 2002.

  1. JIMM

    JIMM Guest

    has anyone tried forming 8mm from 30.06 brass ,it can be done.
  2. Klaus

    Klaus Guest

    Well the .30-06 was a necked down 8mm to begin with.

  3. Sarge

    Sarge G&G Enthusiast

    I've been resizing 30/06 to 8mm and using the reloads for deer, elk & antelope hunting for 45 years. Never a problem and easy to do. Resize & trim and it's ready to load.
  4. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    And if you ever get a Japanese rifle in 7.5, that can be made from 30-06 too. 7.5 French can be made from 6.5 Swede, just fireform and trim.
  5. Gyrene

    Gyrene Guest

    JIMM - .30-06 to 8mm and 8mm to .30-06 has been done for a long time. The soldiers who brought back K98k rifles during WWII couldn't find ready made 8mm so they figured out how to do it with .30-06 cases.

    7.5mm Swiss is easy to make from .284 brass use a .308 bullet (the Swiss is strangely 7.62 not 7.5), and 40 grains of IMR4895. That is a mild but very accurate load for the K31 Schmidt Rubin Swiss.