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McNally M.
01-22-2012, 11:31 PM
Where is a good source of relatively cheap 8mm surplus ammo? I have a few Mausers that are ready to go but I have a pretty lousy assortment of turk and 50's Yugo 8mm that I don't quite want to shoot since I only have a handful. I'd prefer to but a crate but where can one find those these days?

paul0660
01-22-2012, 11:37 PM
You will find turk for .30 each in the wts occasionally. Samco has some Iranian at that price less shipping.

Patience is a virtue.

Mssr. Eleganté
01-23-2012, 12:03 AM
...I have a pretty lousy assortment of turk and 50's Yugo 8mm that I don't quite want to shoot since I only have a handful...

You can buy more 50's Yugo if you want. J&G Sales and a few other places are still selling it...

http://www.jgsales.com/8mm-yugo-fmj-ball-ammo.-15rd-box-p-2450.html

paul0660
01-23-2012, 12:16 AM
That Yugo is non magnetic btw.

rojocorsa
01-23-2012, 4:39 AM
SG ammo.


Be careful with some of the Yugo, especially from factory "11" from the 50s.

If you find 70s and 80s Yugo, get that.

JLMXD
01-23-2012, 6:24 AM
https://www.samcoglobal.com/Ammo-8mm.html

17+1
01-23-2012, 6:54 AM
SG ammo.


Be careful with some of the Yugo, especially from factory "11" from the 50s.

If you find 70s and 80s Yugo, get that.

So you went from asking about 50's Yugo ammo, to recommending others don't shoot it? Have you ever shot this ammo and what were your results?

I never had problems with my Mauser besides the ocasional deeply set hard primer, which was remedied by a 22 lb mainspring. It's fairly accurate for what it is, more accurate than other military ammo I have run through that gun, with the exception being some M75 I got from a friend.

rojocorsa
01-23-2012, 9:03 AM
So you went from asking about 50's Yugo ammo, to recommending others don't shoot it? Have you ever shot this ammo and what were your results?

I never had problems with my Mauser besides the ocasional deeply set hard primer, which was remedied by a 22 lb mainspring. It's fairly accurate for what it is, more accurate than other military ammo I have run through that gun, with the exception being some M75 I got from a friend.

I've actually shot tons of it. Have dealt with the hard primer strikes. I've had one case rupture near the head. It was a '52 or '53 "11". That time is was very slight...

Most of the stuff we shot was mid 50s PPU aka "12" ammo, which was still in decent shape. But what are the chances of ever getting nice ammo like that again?

It wasn't until the other day when I came across that old thread on THR that I started getting paranoid about it. I started that thread, because I knew it was a little sucky, but then I had never heard of extreme case ruptures for it. Like I said, I got paranoid about it.

Oh, and I'm getting a good deal on a K-31 this week (which is my greatest incentive to skip the Mauser). It's costing me $120 less than what I was willing to pay for a 98k, and I can now put this extra money towards GP-11 ammo.

17+1
01-24-2012, 3:54 PM
I've actually shot tons of it. Have dealt with the hard primer strikes. I've had one case rupture near the head. It was a '52 or '53 "11". That time is was very slight...



I've had case heads crack on me, and I still shoot my handloads. ;)

Calplinker
01-24-2012, 5:22 PM
I use this search engine for all my online ammo buying. Century had a deal over the holidays. I think I got 600+ rounds of M75 (the good stuff) for $300.


http://gun-deals.com/ammo.php?caliber=8mm+Mauser

SideWinder11
01-24-2012, 8:07 PM
SOG had a pretty good deal. You can get 300 rounds for $79 plus shipping

Pete1979
01-24-2012, 8:27 PM
If Magnetic is not a problem, I got a spam can of steel case Romanian surplus for like $120 bucks a while back from Wideners. I think it was 380rds. Haven't shot any yet...

WeldonHunter
01-25-2012, 7:51 AM
I use this search engine for all my online ammo buying. Century had a deal over the holidays. I think I got 600+ rounds of M75 (the good stuff) for $300.


http://gun-deals.com/ammo.php?caliber=8mm+Mauser

Thumbs up for gun-deals. Great resource. Sam at SGAmmo just put these up today, http://www.sgammo.com/product/surplus/300-round-cans-8mm-mauser-196-grain-fmj-yugo-surplus-manufactured-1964 , The crates of 50's Yugo are still around but seem to be going away. This stuff Sam has is 300rds in ammo cans and is 1964 manufacture date.

Calplinker
01-25-2012, 7:55 AM
Thumbs up for gun-deals. Great resource. Sam at SGAmmo just put these up today, http://www.sgammo.com/product/surplus/300-round-cans-8mm-mauser-196-grain-fmj-yugo-surplus-manufactured-1964 , The crates of 50's Yugo are still around but seem to be going away. This stuff Sam has is 300rds in ammo cans and is 1964 manufacture date.

How's that 1960's Yugo? I have a bunch of 1950's and my Hakim loves it. Interestingly enough, it doesn't much like the M75, which is weird. On the other hand, my Mausers don't like the 1950's stuff but loves the 1980's M75.

This stuff is getting more and more rare, so I may just pick up a box or two of the 1960's stuff if it is good to shoot.

Anyone shooting this in Mausers, Hakim's or FN-49's?