Well, Since 8mm Mauser Boxer Primed Brass...

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  1. gandog56

    gandog56 Member

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    ...is hard to come by, I converted some 30.06 brass to 8mm. Just ran it through a 8mm Mauser full length sizer die and trimmed the case length down to specs. Shot at 50 yards and iron sights on my K98. (The flyer was a 7.62X54R from sighting in a new scope on a Mosin Nagant)

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    Sweet, I have often wondered it that would work. Nice work Gan...
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    I have been doing this for a number of years now. Since about 1979 actually.
    I shoot far more wheel-weight cast gas checked lead bullets than jacketed.
    My loads in .30-06 converted cases are as follows:

    1. 170 grain gas checked Flat Nose 100 yard target and small game loads get 1550 f.p.s. with 16 grains of Alliant #2400.

    2. The same bullet for a 250 yard deer/target load gets 2056 f.p.s. with 29 grains of Alliant RL-7.

    The pressures are really low, and the accuracy is exceptional in both of my Yugo M-48 rifles.
  4. gandog56

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    Nah, I like max velocity jacketed loads.
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    In that case, you might want to try my jacketed bullet load.
    This load is made on reformed Winchester .30-06 brass and pressures are fine in both of my guns but remember to work it up in yours.

    Hornady #3232 150 grain SP Winchester WLR primer AA 2520 @ 52.5 grains.

    M-48A = 3022 fps

    M-48 = 3005 fps
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    Well, seeing as I just (and finally!) got 8 pounds of IMR4895, it would be a while before I try AA.
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    Does any one know what the original bullet (head) weight of the 8x57 that was issued to the troops was? Was it 150 - 196 - 220 grain? Thanks for your answer Hank
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    Sorry I forgot to put the correct cartridge number It was the bullet for the 8x57SJ Hank
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    I'm pretty sure for 8mm it was the 196 gr. bullet. Mausers excel in accuracy with heavier bullets. :) I use 160's and 175's in my 7mm Mauser.

    Edit: Well I was wrong, I researched it a little and as it turns out the original round was a 227 gr. bullet, but in 1905 the "JS" was introduced as the standard bullet using a 150 gr. projectile. The bullet diameter also was increased from .318 to .323 in the "JS". Sorry about the wrong info. in my original post.
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  10. Hank45

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    To Snakedriver, thanks for geting back to me. The reason I wanted to know the weight of the bullet is that I like to start at the original bullet and then build up to what works the best in my particular rifle. Thanks again Hold center Hank
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    hank, you can figure out what your rifle will shoot best simply by measuring your barrels rate of twist. Then a few simple math problems using the greenhill formula and you will be able to find out the biggest bullet your rifle will shoot accurately.
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