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Old 10-31-2012, 08:05 PM   #1
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is the vz 24 Mauser a decent Mauser?
is 8mm ammo commonly available in surplus and commercial load?
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:13 PM   #2
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VZ24 is an excellent Mauser!! 8x57 or 7.92x57 has kind of dried up. Commercail ammo is so, so. Do not buy U.S. made ammo. It is so underpowered. Ask members if they have ammo they would sell.

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The Czech BRNO vz24 Mauser is a fine gun if it has a good bore.

As far as workable ammo you will need to roll your own to match the load/bullet to the gun and your hunting environment.

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I love the 8mm Mauser. American factory ammo is available, but hand loading is really the way to go. I have a Husqvarna 648 and a Yugo M48 in 8mm Mauser. With handloads, they both shoot MOA and have more that enough velocity for anything I want to do with them. The 8mm will do anything that the .30-06 will do, and I think will do it better in most cases, especially with 200 grain bullets. I make my brass for it from .30-06 brass. A few steps are involved, but it is not too difficult. The rifles you have is a good one and should be a great shooter.
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http://www.keepshooting.com/8mm-mauser-ammo-20rds.html

http://www.jgsales.com/ammo-for-rifles-c-12_45.html

http://www.southernohiogun.com/ammo-mags-more/ammunition/8mm-yugo-15rd-box-on-5rd-stripper-clip.html

Surplus ammo IS out there if you look for it.
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The only surplus 8mm I see around in big numbers currently is the 50s Persian/Iranian surplus. Unless your ok with half to one full second hangfires, stay away from it.

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Here you go
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/200-rds-mauser-8-mm-198-gr-fmj-ammo-with-can.aspx?a=984601

I see nothing wrong with Wolf Gold for hunting.

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Agreed. Wolf Gold is premium ammo. Most is made in the CZech Republic or Germany.
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Agreed. Wolf Gold is premium ammo. Most is made in the CZech Republic or Germany.

Wolf Gold is reboxed Prvi Partizan, nothing more. I shoot quite a bit of Prvi if I can get a good price on it. Good brass for reloads. I picked up 2 boxes of 196gr SP ammo to try out my 1945 DOU sniper project. The Prvi ammo shot 8" low. 1949 turk heavy ball was dead on as were my 175gr reloads. I was quite suprised as I had never had an issue like this w/ prvi ammo.
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I have found some 8mm Mauser that I really like that is sold by Wedener's. It is Yugo M-75. They call it sniper ammo. The last I saw listed was 15 rounds/$8. I really like this stuff because the cartridges are very clean, and I think that they are non-corrosive. I say this because I once fired some and then being busy and not getting back to my rifle for about a week. I was met with a very dark bore. I had thought I had just ruined my 98k. Pushed a brush with Breakfree on it and all the coal came out, the bore was unharmed. After this I called these rounds non-corrosive, but dirty. Accuracy-wise. I was able to put all 15 rounds into a six inch circle using a ZF-41 sharpshooter scope at 100yd. The cases are Berdan primed, but they are such good-looking cases that I could not throw them away, so I learned how to reload Berdan, and found a source for berdan primers at Graf's. I found a source for new Serbian made 8mm bullets of the same weight that was originally loaded. I still look for 8mm rounds, but primarily shoot my reloads

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