8x57 loading info

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by cottontop, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    Can anyone suggest a powder for loading the 8x57 Mauser w/ 200 grain bullets that will keep presures low but still have a little more velocity than a .35 Remington or other such similar cartridges?
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  2. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Well-Known Member

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    For the '96 action? Speer has some great data, very low psi. The loads are intended for '95 action, same action, so they are perfect. What powders do you have?
     

  3. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Well-Known Member

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    .35 remington w/ a 200gr RN has a MV of 2000fps. You should be able to get a minimum of 2400fps.
     
  4. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    Yeah, it is for the 96 action. The powders I currently have on hand are RL 19, RL 15, RL 22, 3031, 4064, Varget, H4831, IMR4831, H380, and BL-C2. Which one of these do you think will give the lowest pressures w/ the 170 and 200 grain bullets?
    cottontop

    BTW, I only paid $250 for the Husky M648 in 8x57.
     
  5. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Of those listed, I would try 4064 first. 4895 would also be a good candidate.