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Eric_Kälteguard
12-10-2010, 8:19 PM
I was curious on what other 8mm Mauser ammo is available in bulk
50s Yugo and 70s steel cased Romanian seem to be the most plentiful.

50s Romanian brass cased
http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=9044

50s Iranian brass cased
https://www.samcoglobal.com/Ammo-8mm.html

70s Romanian steel cased
http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=A8RS&name=Romanian+8mm+Mauser+150grn+FMJ+on+Chargers+34 0rd+can&groupid=42

50s Yugo brass cased
http://www.copesdistributing.net/product_info.php?cPath=45_122&products_id=2962

40s Czech brass cased (only 8mm ive shot, shot very well in my vz.24, although it says late 40s on the sellers website, 98% of mine was early 50s)
https://www.mainemilitary.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=225&idproduct=2705



What other countries is 8mm surplus available from in bulk?
I will be updating this list when I find new ammo.

bcrich
12-10-2010, 8:33 PM
Yugo M75 so called sniper ammo is also available but it is pricey but does group really good with my FN49 and yugo mauser, it has a 198g fmj bullet and is corrosive. I got a case of 900 like 5 years ago....cant remember where I ordered it from though! Sorry.

KCDS
12-10-2010, 8:37 PM
Was M75 made by PPU back then?

Mssr. Eleganté
12-10-2010, 9:18 PM
Was M75 made by PPU back then?

Yes it was. The crates and headstamps will have what looks like "NNY" on them. NNY is just PPU in the local alphabet.

mievil
12-10-2010, 9:57 PM
Turkish is heavily available on the secondary market.

mosinnagantm9130
12-10-2010, 10:21 PM
Has anyone ever used the Iranian 8mm? Is it typical 50's stuff?

Nodda Duma
12-10-2010, 10:24 PM
Romanian 8mm is really good stuff, although it burns dirty. Aimsurplus' price on the spam cans can't be beat.

-Jason

CEDaytonaRydr
12-10-2010, 11:55 PM
I just bought a 900rd case from these guys: http://www.classicarms.us/ammunition.htm

Haven't compared shipping costs but the retail price is lower at classic. Honestly, I'm very impressed with this ammo. It's very accurate our of any of my Mausers (M48A, M24/47, VZ24). No FTFs... they all went "bang" so far. Very happy with my purchase...

Plus, I can verify that it's 100% "lead core", non-magnetic. You can shoot this stuff year-round...

Markus
12-11-2010, 12:18 AM
Aim surplus has Romanian 8mm 340 round spam can on clips for 99.95 with free shipping. It's great stuff.

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=A8RS

Eric_Kälteguard
12-11-2010, 12:41 AM
Has anyone ever used the Iranian 8mm? Is it typical 50's stuff? I've been wondering the same thing. I've read since this is a time when Iran was a strong US ally that the ammo is very good and clean. This is from reading on other forums so I can't confirm, also I think they were talking specifically about 30.06, also for sale by samco.

But I'm not guna lie the price is almost justified by the crate you get.

Edit: here is the thread about the iranian 30.06, bottom of page a member states how clean it shot.
http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?190521-Question-on-Samco-30-06-Iranian

mauser98k
12-11-2010, 7:26 AM
Aim surplus has Romanian 8mm 340 round spam can on clips for 99.95 with free shipping. It's great stuff.

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=A8RS

it is good stuff but one of 98ks hates it. the lacquered cases kept sticking to the chamber every 10 shots or so and i wouldn't be able to push the next round into it all the way. then that next round would get stuck in the chamber and i'd have to gently slide the cleaning rod down the barrel and push it out :rolleyes:

i'd still buy more though. that was just one gun. may not even happen again as i thoroughly cleaned the chamber when i got home.

Eric_Kälteguard
12-11-2010, 1:37 PM
Thanks for the information, I was wary of getting the lacquer coated rounds. Im worried with the 50s yugo that the primer will be too tough.
I'll probably end up buy a few boxes from J&G before buying a crate.

Also here is a breakdown of yugo romanian and czech ammo. the pulls the bullets and measures consistency, etc.

http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=91908&start=0

weezil_boi
12-12-2010, 8:24 PM
Not a fan of the romy stuff. But the 50s Yugo I have stacked everywhere shoots great. Kinda stinky, but very consistent.

CEDaytonaRydr
12-12-2010, 10:00 PM
Not a fan of the romy stuff. But the 50s Yugo I have stacked everywhere shoots great. Kinda stinky, but very consistent.

Yeah, I have to agree.

I've shot that steel cased stuff and wasn't impressed. I'll stick with the Yugo...

Noonanda
12-13-2010, 5:17 AM
it is good stuff but one of 98ks hates it. the lacquered cases kept sticking to the chamber every 10 shots or so and i wouldn't be able to push the next round into it all the way. then that next round would get stuck in the chamber and i'd have to gently slide the cleaning rod down the barrel and push it out :rolleyes:

i'd still buy more though. that was just one gun. may not even happen again as i thoroughly cleaned the chamber when i got home.

Thats not due to the laquer on the cases, but instead the fact that they are steel and it doesnt expand and contract the same way brass cases do when they are fired.

if you think the laquer is getting hot gumming up you chamber, try this. take a fired laquer case and hold a lighter or open flame to it. the laquer will not liquify or turn sticky, it will burn off. that rifle might just have a tight chamber

CEDaytonaRydr
12-27-2010, 9:07 AM
Thats not due to the laquer on the cases, but instead the fact that they are steel and it doesnt expand and contract the same way brass cases do when they are fired.


:yes:

This...

In my experience, any steel cases I've used that weren't 7.62x39 fed and operated terribly. I'll pay more for brass cases. However, in this case, you don't have to. The Yugo 8mm is good stuff. Accurate enough for my Mausers... (most of which are iron sights anyway)

mdouglas1980
12-27-2010, 4:39 PM
Not a fan of the romy stuff. But the 50s Yugo I have stacked everywhere shoots great. Kinda stinky, but very consistent.

I would agree, the Yugo does have a curious "stinky" smell