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Old 03-22-2014, 07:38 PM   #1
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I am trying to find some ammo for a Spanish Mauser (its either a m43 or a m48). On the side of the receiver it says 7.92 [p][r]. It also says R-1858 on it. I measured the bore at .3118. I will eventually handload for it. As for factory ammo, which 8x57 variants can I use out of this rifle?



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The "proper" name of the 8mm Mauser cartridge is 7.92 X 57. 8mm is the correct ammo for that rifle



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Yep- what he said.

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The "proper" name of the 8mm Mauser cartridge is 7.92 X 57. 8mm is the correct ammo for that rifle
Can I shoot modern 8mm Mauser ammo out of it or do I need to stick with rimmed surplus?
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Can I shoot modern 8mm Mauser ammo out of it or do I need to stick with rimmed surplus?
All 8x57 is rimless.
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Except for the 8 X 57 rimmed. But no, the modern rimless ammo is correct

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I am trying to find some ammo for a Spanish Mauser (its either a m43 or a m48). On the side of the receiver it says 7.92 [p][r]. It also says R-1858 on it. I measured the bore at .3118. I will eventually handload for it. As for factory ammo, which 8x57 variants can I use out of this rifle?
Listen to these guy, most of em know what the heck their talking about !................
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.92x57mm_Mauser
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zastava_M48
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Just blindly stuffing in ammo on a modified war rifle of any sort based on its markings is damn dangerous. Doing it ignores the history of imports and what happened to them. A LOT of these were either rechambered or rethoated for other rounds never available to mausers. You NEED to chamber cast any old mauser to find out what it really is.

The rule of mausers and any war gun that's had "gunsmithing" done EVEN if grandpappy says I been shootin it for years with this ammo... is cast the chamber. Every single old grandpappy and best friend's uncle bob or the guy the mailman knows for 40 years who has been shooting handloads for a century he gets from some bearded old guru in a mountain is a liar. Chamber cast old war guns.

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Just blindly stuffing in ammo on a modified war rifle of any sort based on its markings is damn dangerous. Doing it ignores the history of imports and what happened to them. A LOT of these were either rechambered or rethoated for other rounds never available to mausers. You NEED to chamber cast any old mauser to find out what it really is.

The rule of mausers and any war gun that's had "gunsmithing" done EVEN if grandpappy says I been shootin it for years with this ammo... is cast the chamber. Every single old grandpappy and best friend's uncle bob or the guy the mailman knows for 40 years who has been shooting handloads for a century he gets from some bearded old guru in a mountain is a liar. Chamber cast old war guns.
I bought a box of Remington cor-lokt 8mm Mauser at gander mountain last weekend. I went to the range yesterday to test the m43 Mauser. It shot the .318 diameter cor-lokt ammo just fine. It's loud as heck. It doesn't kick worth crap. In my opinion, my m44 kicks harder than the Mauser. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=kbY-Lead2KE
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The remington 8 Mauser round is under loaded. It is in the 30-30 range. Because of concerns about the possibility of someone shooting the round in an early mauser that has a .318 bore rather than the .323, American manufactures under load the round. European ammo is loaded to full power.



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