You're on the right track, and please don't get me wrong - I *DO* believe it can be done, given certain considerations...Originally Posted by 1biggun
This is NOT something I'd buy a box of cheap '60s surplus Turkish tin-canned ammo and start blasting away. If it were MY face that was making a cheek weld onto that converted build, I would make darn sure that the ammo was a known factor - hand-loaded on the light side of the chart with lighter bullets.
Personally I think .308 is the highest CUP of any of the calibers I've looked into. However we have a .308 conversion (Saiga) to use as a model. Honestly I can't think of any 8mm model other than the M76.
To restate my conclusion, handloading "good" ammo makes this more expensive and therefore counter-productive IMO. I've got the bug for an 8mm MG42 only because that MG-grade "blaster" ammo is so darn cheap!