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Old 01-21-2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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Default 8mm ammo, what to use or not?

While searching for ammo for my Mausers (Spanish, Turk 97/30, Yugo 24/47) I thought I knew what they took. 8x57 I'm now somewhat concerned about the other 8mm ammo available, JR, JS, 8x56 etal. Can someone enlighten me.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:22 PM   #2
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If you stick to surplus, if you can find it, like Yugo, Portuguese, German etc or commercial like Privi or other well known brands you will be fine. Stay away from the Persian 30's dated ammo. Lots of duds and hang fires.
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I have several old Mauser`s chambered in the 7.92x57, I buy & shoot all I can find................
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If the label says, 8x57, 8mm Mauser, 7.92x57 you are all set. I've found the prvi stuff under powered. S&B makes what is close to original German spec.
1950's yugo can be problematic. Persian 8x57 is loaded w/ everything from sticks to cotton.
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8X56 is really 8x56R for RIMMED. Won't fit. There is a bunch of milsurp for you from the old Warsaw pact countries- they still use it as a medium Machine Gun round. The Turk ammo is usually loaded pretty hot.
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8X56 is really 8x56R for RIMMED. Won't fit. There is a bunch of milsurp for you from the old Warsaw pact countries- they still use it as a medium Machine Gun round. The Turk ammo is usually loaded pretty hot.
Turk is smokin'! I love it. Very accurate in my 24/47.
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Thanks or the info, very helpul.
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I found several bandoleers of turk surplus a few years ago for $17. Hot stuff, reloadable, reliable. Nice match for my Turk Mauser.
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I've got some Turk wartime manufacture (1942), get a lot of hang fires out of it, a few duds here and there.
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J bore uses a bullet diameter of .323. The JS bore uses a bullet of .318. If you are not sure of your rifle slug the bore.
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