Head to Head: 8x57 Mauser vs. .318 Westley Richards

Both cartridges are classics, have been used for all sorts of game and are easy on the shoulder, but which offers the best performance for hunters? Contributor Philip Massaro compares the two and picks the winner.

Behind the Bullet: 8x57 Mauser

Old is not dead, and though the 8x57 has had to endure vast improvements in cartridge design, powder development and bullet performance, it remains a perfectly viable hunting cartridge.


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