Although the late 1970s were not particularly outstanding in terms of cartridge development, manufacturers such as Remington were not resting on their laurels. The Remington Arms Company created the 8mm Remington Magnum belted rifle cartridge in 1978 as a new chambering for the model 700 BDL rifle, which was based on the full-length.375 Holland & Holland belted case.
Remington's 8mm Magnum was the first commercially available 8mm magnum cartridge introduced by an American company. The 8mm Remington Magnum is a large and powerful cartridge that can't be utilized in conventional length actions like the.30-06 Springfield. The 8mm Remington Magnum is a civilian cartridge that can be used in nations that prohibit the use of previous or current military ammunition for civilian purposes.
It still has several flaws, such as a strong recoil, despite its outstanding performance. Reloaders frequently employ the 8mm Remington Magnum since there are few factory loads available. They may handload heavy loads with this cartridge while maintaining under the SAAMI piezo pressure limit of 448 MPa (65000 psi). The 8mm Remington Magnum has the flattest trajectory and best long-range performance among the commercially available 8 mm rifle cartridges when used with bullets with jackets optimized for magnum cartridge muzzle velocities and barrels of 650 mm (25.6 in) or longer to encourage high muzzle velocity.
The 8mm Remington Magnum has had brief moments in the spotlight over the last 40 years as popular gun writers have utilized it to good purpose and sang its praises. Overall, the 8mm Remington Magnum is an excellent choice for most hunting situations. It is an ideal cartridge for enthusiasts who are looking for an all-round choice that is not mainstream.