Mauser 8mm loading

Discussion in 'Other Guns' started by wrestling189, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. wrestling189

    wrestling189 Member

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    I have just bought a mitchells mauser and I can't load the round all the way in it catches on the edge of the enter hole is this just because I am useing round tipped nose remingtons do I need to get pointed ammo?
     
  2. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    I did some reading up on your delema in my hornady 9th edition..the original 8mm mauser was chambered with a bullet diameter 0f .318" In 1905 it was changed to a bore diameter of .323" I`m not a mauser expert but if it were me I`d take it to a gunsmith and see what bore diameter your rifle has..
     
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  3. Bucky

    Bucky Well-Known Member

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    I'll be on the lookout for that issue, as I have an 8mm Mauser.
    Mine is a 1935 Turkish, so I think I am safe.
    I will "mike" up a round .322"



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  4. tahoe2

    tahoe2 Well-Known Member

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    roundnose ammo

    I also have a Mitchell's M-48, and have used Remington, Federal, and handloads with Hornady 170 grn RN bullets with no problems.
    I have always found my mausers to perform better when operated briskly as opposed to gently working the action. Good Luck!!
     
  5. wrestling189

    wrestling189 Member

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    It baareellyyy catches the lead on the nose of the bullet
     
  6. tahoe2

    tahoe2 Well-Known Member

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    try spitzers, Remington, Federal, and Hornady all load spitzer type bullets. :cool:
    As well as Prvi Partizan, Sellior & Bellot, & HSM if you can find it!:rolleyes:
     
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