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Old 10-12-2021, 5:27 PM
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Default Turkish 8x57 Mauser ammo in 70rnd bandoliers?

The stuff with the silver-colored jacketed bullets on 5-rnd stripper clips, in 70-rnd green cloth bandoliers... what's the going fair price for these nowadays?
Also, are they corrosive?

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Old 10-13-2021, 4:27 AM
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The stuff with the silver-colored jacketed bullets on 5-rnd stripper clips, in 70-rnd green cloth bandoliers... what's the going fair price for these nowadays?
Also, are they corrosive?
Definitely corrosive.
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Old 10-13-2021, 1:09 PM
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It is good hot ammo. S ball, which is 150 grain, flat base bullet. Now maybe 40 or 50 a bando when u find it.
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Don't shoot it in a Semi-auto.
The corrosive is an issue the volatile nature of the load can damage the action.
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Old 10-13-2021, 7:24 PM
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Can you describe the jacketed bullets as being round or pointed?

Sounds like a silly question I know, but the 8x57J (0.318") ammo "generally" had round nose, while the 8x57JS (0.323") ammo had pointed bullets.

The older J rounds are more difficult to find and are worth more. The JS rounds are more common.

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Old 10-13-2021, 7:29 PM
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I will second the wise counsel of those above. Hot, dirty, and corrosive to be sure. I have shot hundreds of rounds of it through bolt action Mausers with no issues. It is sort of bottom rung surplus, but worth stocking up on if you find a deal.

I could be off, but I’d say .50 per round or less would be a decent deal, with a couple caveats: It needs to be checked for cracked necks, especially if it hasn’t been stored well. I have encountered some in loose lots that was not safe to shoot. I’d also be mindful of possible hangfires with it.
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Old 10-13-2021, 7:33 PM
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Last time I bought them they were about $9.00 per bando. I still have a couple around somewhere.
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Ian from FW literally cracked his 98K stock on camera shooting that stuff. Thats worth the reloading components only.
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Absolute garbage ammo.
I bought a couple blue and green bandoliers about 20 years ago and they still are almost complete. That right there should tell the story.
Pull the bullets, dump the rest!
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I've shot quite a bit of it over the last 10 yrs.
It always goes bang in my k98.
Cracked his stock? It could be from the ammo, or it could be that he already had a crack started and any shooting would make it worse.
Anyway, he didn't seem to be scared to shoot it.
If you don't reload and can't find anything else for a reasonable price, I would buy it.
ANY surplus ammo is suspect.
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