I recently purchased a Hakim rifle and fired it last weekend. Several things happened. The case rim was destroyed by the extractor trying to pull the cartridge out of the chamber when the pressure was still high. And the case hit the ejector so hard it displace part of the rim in the process. The cases were flung 25 feet forward (suppose to be only 6 ot 8 feet!) I know, the gas pressure regulator is set to deliver too much gas and the timing of the opening of the bolt is too early and too fast due to the high gas pressure setting. I have freed up the regulator, fixed the detent plate and have set the adjuster to minimum pressure and only need to go to the range to see the effect. Recent searches on the Internet revealed a couple of facts. The Egyptian ammo is supposed a weak version of 8mm x 57 Mauser. * Anyone have any specs on the bullet weight and velocity of the weak Egytian ammo??? I normally shoot 175 grain Sierra bullet in 8mm Mauser bolt guns. According to Sierra the 49.5 grain load of H380 is mid level at 2450 FPS (It exceeds Hodgdon's recommended load for 170 grain bullet by 0.5 grains ??). * Is that load also increasing the pressure above the Hakim design limits? * Has anyone sucessfully loaded for this gun? What bullet weight, powder, powder load got you to the empties being spit out only 6 to 8 feet from the gun with no brass damage? As I don't want to hurt the gun, I don't want to try it again until I get some answers. Thanks, LDBennett Wanna kill these ads? We can help!