The Sellier & Bellot 8x57 JRS is available with a semi-jacketed bullet with a soft point cut-through edge (SPCE) or a hollow point capped bullet. The 8x57 JR has a soft point bullet. This ammo is rimmed and designed for use in single shot rifles only.
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Submitted By: William Doherty On 06/17/2015
Most 8mm Mauser ammo is loaded to a very weak standard. Thankfully, S&B has a full power load. I use this round for taking manatees in SW Florida. We call them "Swamp Dolphins" here, and they are truly massive. You really need a 200 grain bullet at a respectable velocity to take these behemoths. The 196 grain SPCE is perfect for this application. It penetrates deep, and is not deflected by their thick hides. One shot, one kill. These fish are best grilled with an orange glaze, and a successful "Swamp Dolphin" hunt is a reason to celebrate. Thank S&B for making this possible.
[5 of 5 Stars]