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The 8x68S round was developed by August Schueler as Germany's answer to magnum hunting cartridges for big game that could still fit and work in a standard sized Mauser 98 bolt action rifle. The German company RWS began mass production in 1939, but production was suspended because of wartime. After WW2, the round became popular again for hunting. The cartridge cases are very thick and durable, similar to other Schueler rounds like the 6.5x68, making casings relatively expensive compared to other calibres. The price is for ONE round only, and is fitted with an 8mm FMJ bullet head. Rounds can only be carried by courier.
The casings are produced by a variety of manufacturers today. We cannot guarantee exact headstamps you will receive.
The size of the round compared to a coin.
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