Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

8mm Carcano

Post Reply
Message
Author
Keiths
Registered User
Registered User
Posts: 19
Joined: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:25 pm
Age: 47
Location: Clovis, New Mexico
United States of America

8mm Carcano

#1 Post by Keiths » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:42 pm

Hello. I have a Carcano that was converted at some time to 8x57. Is it safe to shoot if it's in decent condition? Trying to decide if I should keep it or sell it. I have one already in 6.5.

viking
Registered User
Registered User
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:05 pm
Location: scottsboro.al.
United States of America

Re: 8mm Carcano

#2 Post by viking » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:42 pm

i have read were a lot of people do.however i have no experience.

User avatar
Rapidrob
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 205
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:10 am
Age: 66
Location: New Mexico
United States of America

Re: 8mm Carcano

#3 Post by Rapidrob » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:29 pm

Abby-so-Lutly save to shoot. You CANNOT blow up a Carcano. Many,many have tried and Failed.
I have several 8mm Carcano's in my collection and shoot them all, and I'm talking hundreds of times. They are quite accurate,at least as accurate as the 7.35 versions.
Recoil is not bad at all as the really short barrel does not build up much pressure or velocity.
You do not have to down-load or stay away from certain loading's or other internet BS. The ignorance on these little carbines is just that,ignorance.
I have built myself a clip that works. I have no plans to make any others due to the time it takes. There was/is a fellow on the web that may be making them as I write this,not sure though.
Shoot your little carbine. The rear sight is set for 300 meters, you will be very happy with how well it shoots.
My carbines like the 150 grain bullets better than the 198 grain. It maybe the flat based bullets seal the bore better in the short barrel.
I have shot one of them at 500 yards and I was able to hit the target several times.
Tin Can Sailor
'Nam Vet
NRA Endowment Member
President New Mexico Military Surplus Rifle Pistol Shooters

Keiths
Registered User
Registered User
Posts: 19
Joined: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:25 pm
Age: 47
Location: Clovis, New Mexico
United States of America

Re: 8mm Carcano

#4 Post by Keiths » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:45 pm

Thanks. I appreciate the info.

Mid.
Junior Member
Junior Member
Posts: 27
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:40 am
Location: GA
United States of America

Re: 8mm Carcano

#5 Post by Mid. » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:25 pm

Any word on how the Carcano shot? I'd be interested to hear.

Post Reply

Return to “Italian Rifles”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest