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8X58R Swedish Rolling Block Questions
Mar 21st, 2019 at 10:28am
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A friend has a 8X58R Swedish Rolling Block sporting rifle and would like to shoot it. This is a new cartridge for me and I could use some help.

I'm guessing CH4D would be the place to get the dies. (I just talked with CH4D and it'll be 10 months before they have the dies in stock. Anywhere else to look?)

A search for brass hasn't turned up anything. Where should I be looking?

I know there's some dangerous loading data out there. Would anyone care to share their loads with either lead or jacketed bullets using smokeless powder?

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Re: 8X58R Swedish Rolling Block Questions
Reply #1 - Mar 21st, 2019 at 11:01am
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I have the same, fun to shoot.

Lots of info:

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I got my dies from Buffalo Arms. Modified 8x56R brass is what I use.
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Re: 8X58R Swedish Rolling Block Questions
Reply #2 - Mar 21st, 2019 at 11:05am
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RCBS also makes this caliber in their dies. A little more expensive than C&H4D at $150.
  

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Re: 8X58R Swedish Rolling Block Questions
Reply #3 - Mar 21st, 2019 at 11:45am
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I see that Buffalo Arms has the RCBS dies in stock so we may go that way. I don't think my friend wants to wait 10 months.

craigster,

Thanks for the links. That should take care of my loading data questions.

What needs to be done to the 8X56R brass to use it in the 8X58R chamber? Just run it through the correct die set? I see it's more affordable and available.

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Re: 8X58R Swedish Rolling Block Questions
Reply #4 - Mar 21st, 2019 at 11:55am
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Yes, just run the 56R brass in the Swede die and fire form. If you want, I can do that for you and send some along to get you started.
  
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craigster,

Thanks for the reply and your very kind offer. I'll see my friend later today and check with him.

I'll get some pictures of the rifle also.

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Reply #6 - Mar 21st, 2019 at 1:23pm
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Great rifles and a lot of fun to shoot.  I bought 2 of these Swedish sporter RB's in 8x58R when they were first imported into Canada years ago since they were so affordable at that time.  I've used re-formed and then fire-formed .45-70 cases in mine which work OK for "shooter" brass, but they come up short on the necks.  Reformed .45-90 cases will yield full length 8x58R, but the brass is more costly than the common .45-70 cases.  I haven't tried it yet, but the 8x56 brass is likely a good option for affordable "shooter" brass considering the cost of that brass.  I use an old Lyman 215 grain GC cast bullet with a light charge of my carefully hoarded SR4759 with great results.

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Re: 8X58R Swedish Rolling Block Questions
Reply #7 - Mar 21st, 2019 at 1:54pm
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I made my 8x58 R cases from Starline .45-90 cases using CH4 sizing dies.

I used 12.8 grains of H108 or AA#9 or AA 4100 or WC820 with a 236 grain Paul Jones Spitzer.
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Reply #8 - Mar 21st, 2019 at 5:09pm
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The 8x56R brass does end up a tad short, but it works fine.
  
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Re: 8X58R Swedish Rolling Block Questions
Reply #9 - Mar 21st, 2019 at 5:10pm
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Thanks for all the replies. Dies and brass will be ordered and we'll have it shooting soon. The rifle looks nearly unfired.

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