November 12, 2004, 10:08 PM
I have a Husquavrna Hi-Power in 8x57. I bought some Seller & Bellot 8x57 JR
ammo for it, and it will not feed. It appears to be rimmed like a .30-30 or.303,
as opposed to the Turkish 8x57, which is semi rimmed.
Are there two different types of 8 mm ?
November 12, 2004, 11:09 PM
There is a 8x57 Mauser[rimless] and also a 8x57R [the rimmed version] The J [or I ] stands for infantry. Introduced in 1888 with a .318" bore but was changed to a .323" bore in 1905. Never fire a .323 in a .318" gun.....You have the rimmed version which is made for double rifles when you need the rimless one.
November 13, 2004, 05:03 AM
Let me make sure I understand, Natchez catalog's the following 8x57 ammo,
which ones are rimless?
AMMO 8X57 JR 196GR SP 20/BOX
AMMO 8X57JS 196GR SPCE 20/BOX
S&B 8X57 JS 196 FMJ 20PK
Thank you very much for clearing up this mystery.
November 13, 2004, 06:25 AM
JS is rimless for bolt actions, JR is rimmed for drillings, etc.
There are also 8x57 J loads for pre-1905 .318" bolt guns and 8x57 JRS loads for .323" drillings.
November 13, 2004, 06:33 AM
Having just purchased an 8mmMauser K98, I have gone through the same confusion about different 8mm's. Jim gives you good advice that agrees with what I have learned. The second 2 loads listed for sale seem to be what you want. As an aside, I have not yet fired my new rifle and was thinking about making it a cast bullet only gun. Quantrill
November 13, 2004, 10:45 AM
I wanted to thank you both, for taking the time to answer my question.