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sephy
02-06-2012, 12:31 AM
Does anyone know where to find 8x56R for less than $2 a round?

Thank you
-Russ

11011500a
02-06-2012, 1:06 AM
Graf & son in stock at $23 abox.Aim surplus is out.Save the brass it is reloadable .

Kenpo Joe
02-06-2012, 1:11 AM
Does anyone know where to find 8x56R for less than $2 a round?

Thank you
-Russ

You can try Sportsmans Guide http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/browse/ammo-rifle-8x56r.aspx?c=96&s=956&stk=1 or Buffalo Arms http://www.buffaloarms.com/Search.aspx?TERM=AMO856R. Personally, I reload them to a milder load so I don't bust a shoulder.

Back on mute. :cool:

sephy
02-06-2012, 1:17 AM
Thanks guys. I was only coming up with more expensive surplus stuff.

C&Rtrader
02-06-2012, 7:50 AM
I use the PRVI.. works well. remember unless you want to single load you will need one of those clips that come with the surplus ammo.

OHOD
02-06-2012, 9:44 AM
Buymilsurp.com has clips for $10 ea.

Flyin Brian
02-06-2012, 10:23 AM
Buymilsurp.com has clips for $10 ea.

...and they're 3 for $10 on a major auction website that I will not mention but has a 4 letter name.

SideWinder11
02-08-2012, 12:05 AM
some spendy ammo

6mmintl
02-08-2012, 8:47 AM
Buy the brass at graf/midway, Lee .329 205 grain mold and gas checks, lee .329 sizer kit, lee 8x56r die set, and load your own.

Its the only way to go, Nazi ammo will kill you on money and recoil, cast bullets are cheap and much more enjoyable to shoot.

bandook
02-08-2012, 8:36 PM
Buy the brass at graf/midway, Lee .329 205 grain mold and gas checks, lee .329 sizer kit, lee 8x56r die set, and load your own.

Its the only way to go, Nazi ammo will kill you on money and recoil, cast bullets are cheap and much more enjoyable to shoot.

...Or, if you aren't going to shoot this a lot (or don't want to deal with Molten Lead), run the Speer Hot Cor 200gr 338 (Speer 2405) through the 329 sizer.

(but slug your barrel first to see if the 329 will work for your rifle)

gun toting monkeyboy
02-09-2012, 8:33 AM
...Or, if you aren't going to shoot this a lot (or don't want to deal with Molten Lead), run the Speer Hot Cor 200gr 338 (Speer 2405) through the 329 sizer.

(but slug your barrel first to see if the 329 will work for your rifle)

Yeah, this is the route I eventually went. Getting the first one through the sizing die was a chore. But after that it was pretty easy.

-Mb

tankerman
02-09-2012, 7:53 PM
Buymilsurp.com has clips for $10 ea.

You're ****ing kidding me????

big103
02-10-2012, 3:06 AM
Here are the clip for $8 a piece.


http://www.buffaloarms.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=163907&CAT=3776

louie
02-10-2012, 7:10 AM
I think I have a couple in my tool box. I sell them for 5.00 a clip plus a couple of dollars for stamps/envelope

tankerman
02-10-2012, 11:51 AM
Who knew I was sitting on a gold mine of clips?

macadamizer
02-10-2012, 1:27 PM
I went this route for reloading for my Steyr: http://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/6303

Not as cheap as casting your own, but I don't shoot the rifle that much, so it works out okay for me.

chknlyps2
02-12-2012, 1:47 PM
Here are the clip for $8 a piece.


http://www.buffaloarms.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=163907&CAT=3776

Check gun shows, about 6 months ago there was a guy at the Del Mar show that had a box full, 50 maybe for $1 each good condition to kinda rusty. I picked out 10 and offered him $8 and he took it, some were nazi marked.

weaponpro1
02-12-2012, 10:32 PM
Hi,
The sportsmansguide.com has good new production 8x56r Hornady soft point ammo for about $24 no clips. Thats what I buy for my M95 Steyr. I will spend the extra money to buy the 1930's German production Ammo on clips. The M95 eats it up and it is accurate. That way I stock up on clips and get to shoot and have some fun at the same time.
weaponpro1

AlabamaBound
02-13-2012, 6:30 PM
Thanks for starting this thread Russ, I have 50 rounds left and I will start looking for some more also. I got pretty lucky when I bought my M95, the seller included 12 loaded clips (6 Nazi stamped).

GOEX FFF
02-14-2012, 3:24 AM
A tid bit on the "Nazi" 8X56R.

This Nazi stamped 8X56R was actually made in Austria (Austria produced the 8X56R M30 cartridge from 1930-1940) for the German army after the Anschluss (annexation of Austria by Germany in March of 38') at the Wollersdorf and NiederDonau Munitionsfabrik in Austria. The "Nazi" eagle was then applied to the 8X56R head-stamp to signify this change/merge in power. After the Austrian army was absorbed into the Wehrmacht and re-equipped with the Kar98k in 7,92mm, millions upon millions of various 8X56R were later sold to the Bulgarians who also produced their own M30 cartridge for use in their Austrian and Hungarian obtained Mannlicher M.95/30s, 31.M, reworked M.95/34 and converted Schwarzlose MG's. One will also encounter some of these Nazi marked boxes that have open/broken labels containing various marked clips and various Austrian and Bulgarian cartridges, thus being repacked ammo. I've even found solid side-slab M.90 clips loaded with Bulgarian 8X56R in these boxes and shows that the Bulgarians used everything they obtained! A sealed labeled Nazi labeled box, you're pretty sure to bet its all Anschluss/Nazi marked cartridges and clips.

Also, common with Austrian produced ammunition after the mid 19th century and onward, the Austrians used roman numerals to code their ammunition.
In this case of most 1938 8X56R encountered, the "VIII" here signifies the month of August, at the height of production when Hitler orders the mobilization of the German army.

Clipity
02-14-2012, 10:02 AM
A tid bit on the "Nazi" 8X56R.

This Nazi stamped 8X56R was actually made in Austria (Austria produced the 8X56R M30 cartridge from 1930-1940) for the German army after the Anschluss (annexation of Austria by Germany in March of 38') at the Wollersdorf and NiederDonau Munitionsfabrik in Austria. The "Nazi" eagle was then applied to the 8X56R head-stamp to signify this change/merge in power. After the Austrian army was absorbed into the Wehrmacht and re-equipped with the Kar98k in 7,92mm, millions upon millions of various 8X56R were later sold to the Bulgarians who also produced their own M30 cartridge for use in their Austrian and Hungarian obtained Mannlicher M.95/30s, 31.M, reworked M.95/34 and converted Schwarzlose MG's. One will also encounter some of these Nazi marked boxes that have open/broken labels containing various marked clips and various Austrian and Bulgarian cartridges, thus being repacked ammo. I've even found solid side-slab M.90 clips loaded with Bulgarian 8X56R in these boxes and shows that the Bulgarians used everything they obtained! A sealed labeled Nazi labeled box, you're pretty sure to bet its all Anschluss/Nazi marked cartridges and clips.

Also, common with Austrian produced ammunition after the mid 19th century and onward, the Austrians used roman numerals to code their ammunition.
In this case of most 1938 8X56R encountered, the "VIII" here signifies the month of August, at the height of production when Hitler orders the mobilization of the German army.

Nice little tid bit of information.

classicist
02-14-2012, 4:23 PM
Check gun shows, about 6 months ago there was a guy at the Del Mar show that had a box full, 50 maybe for $1 each good condition to kinda rusty. I picked out 10 and offered him $8 and he took it, some were nazi marked.

I second that. Last gun show which I attended (Cow Palace, about a year ago), one vendor was selling Nazi marked ammunition in clips for $5.00 for a box of 10. I ended up buying as many as I could afford (I only budgeted $60 for that trip). I've also found lots of loose Bulgarian ammo at shows and in the marketplace. The clips alone seem pretty common; but that said, I've never had to buy one.

Bryan