Steyr M95 ammo...


March 30, 2007, 03:32 PM
What the heck is 8x56r? There's lots of places that say 8mm, but "mauser" and such, which I suspect ain't the same thing.

They look cool, but shooting it a whopping 5 times scrounging ammo ain't my idea of a good time...

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March 30, 2007, 03:39 PM
8X56r is COMPLETLY DIFFERANT than 8 mm mauser (mauser is 7.92X57 mm if i remember correctly) 8X56 is available. 56r it is a rimmed round.

theres some 8X56R nazi ammo out there. i just dont have a link

il do a search for you. but basicly thing of 8mm mauser and 8X56R as 7.62X51 nato vs 7.62X54R. verry close but VERY DIFFERANT

March 30, 2007, 03:43 PM
heres some supluss ammo. not too expensive but not cheap

March 30, 2007, 03:55 PM
You missed the big red letters at the bottom of the page: :)

This item is SOLD OUT and DISCONTINUED. Backorders are NOT being accepted.

March 30, 2007, 04:02 PM
Hornady is now making 8x56R 205gr softpoint ammo.

Cabela's has it here (

March 30, 2007, 04:46 PM
Wow, over a buck a round. Yeah, I think the old M95 purchase will have to just hang on the wall as a "might have been"...

March 30, 2007, 05:31 PM
ouch. sorry/

i KNOW some where has them. but in the amount of time i spend on the internet i go through so many sites i loose track. il keep looking

March 30, 2007, 05:37 PM

getting any closer?

at the bottem click "ammunition" then to 8X56r Styer

$7.95 - 30 rounds
$30.95 - 120 rounds
$74.95 - 300 rounds

March 30, 2007, 05:41 PM
SOG has some of the Nazi surplus on their website

They actually had some even cheaper non-nazi marked surplus in their March flyer

March 30, 2007, 05:51 PM
I just bought 100 pieces of reloadable brass from Buffalo Arms in Idaho for $29. Lee makes dies and bullet molds for this caliber, plan on a Midway order soon. Then I can have some cheap shooting ammo that doesn't kick as bad as that Nazi surplus stuff. That original military stuff hurts. Never did like those damn Nazis.:cuss:

Yeah, I know the Germans didn't invent the M95 but when they put their stinkin' swastika on the headstamp I figure I can cuss them as well as anyone when my shoulder hurts.

Sure can't blame myself for pulling the trigger can I?:D

March 30, 2007, 07:41 PM
Some of that surplus ranks as the hottest standard issue ball ammo of any military force during WWII. It chronos much hotter than 8x57JS or .30'06. And it HURTS. If 54R out of an M-38 hurts you, trust me you haven't experienced pain yet.

The good news is Graf & Sons and other outlets have reloadable brass now and even properly sized bullets (it's a wider 8mm from the 8x57JS)

March 30, 2007, 08:04 PM
They look cool

That's cause they are cool...:D

Others have pointed you in the direction of the ammo, both new and surplus. Not as cheap as some other surplus ammo, but the rifles are what, $75? Well worth it to my way of thinking.

March 31, 2007, 10:29 AM
Keep in mind that you need clips as well unless you want the rifle to be a single shot. The Nazi-marked ammo comes on clips which makes it a good deal.

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