K98 High Turret build

Miller Tyme

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Decided to build me a K98 HT sniper late last summer and finally got all the parts together this past spring and sent it off to my gunsmith to be built. Its a BYF44, L block K98k in a white glue laminated stock. The mounts are a set of Robert Spielaur High Turret and the scope is a wartime Ajack 4x90 I picked up from a friend on Gboards. The gunsmith bedded the stock , tuned the action, and even did a wartime "sloppy" solder job on the Mounts, just like the late war HT's are known for.

I had it to the range right after it came in but with the issues getting ammo I just shot surplus through it to get the feel for it. Well I finally got me some PPU 200gr FMJBT match ammo, along with some reloads from a buddy and got some range time late yesterday evening.

The HT doesn't seem to care for the PPU ammo much, but the Hand Loads are another story!

Guess I am going to be reloading 8mm in the future
 

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Flint...do you mind sharing what you're using as a charge for RE17? I was looking at it in QL. Sometimes QL makes me wonder.
 
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eicas

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I just started gathering items to start reloading 8mm. While my K98k is nowhere near the pedigree of yours, it’s a solid shooter for an older (mid 90’s) RC when the prices weren’t so nuts. I decided to drag it out of the dusty area of the safe the other week and give it another go. I’ve got a bit more edumicated on the finer points of reloading and shooting since the days when it was first purchased. It seems to like the PPU Match quite a bit. The pic is from 100yds with a scout scope setup. I figure I can do as good or better rolling my own. I stopped at Titan for a set of dies, and ordered some PPU brass and bullets up from Graf’s. The 198gr PPU has a BC of .510 according to their website. I have plenty of RL15, RL17, and Varget. I’m sure I can drum up something that will fly decent. Keep us posted on your reloading, and I’ll do the same.
 

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Benchmark is my favorite powder for the 8mm. I sure do miss the Nosler ballistic tip 8mm bullets.
 

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Oddly, I’ve never got anything from Nosler to fly worth a hoot. Caliber doesn’t matter. 🤷‍♂️