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A very nice 8mm round

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Lovesbeer99, Aug 31, 2008.

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  1. Lovesbeer99

    Lovesbeer99 Member

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    I have 2 yugo mausers, M48 & 24/47. The M48 is in like new condition and the 24/47 is beat up with a dark bore. With milsurp ammo both will shoot about 4-6 inche 5 shot group average at 100 yards, with a best group of 2 inches.

    Playing around with the 8mm round I found that 38gr or IMR4895, 150 Sierra Pro Hunter, and CCI large rifle primer, I can get 5 shot groups at 1. 5 inch average. This is light recoil round and fun to shoot. I don't have a chrony but I figure that this round is about the equivelent to a 30-30. I'm loving the 8mm round.
     
  2. Afy

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    8mm is fun to shoot.

    I find the 196 gr S&B's over 41.5 gr of Tu 5000 fun to shoot.
     
  3. BsChoy

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    I like Sierra or Hornady 150's over 49.0 grains of H4895 or 50.0 grains of IMR4064. Great shooting and pretty light recoil
     
  4. Lovesbeer99

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    I set up 10 rounds to test of 45 gr of IMR4895, but I haven't tried them yet.

    I see that Sierra makes a match grade 200 grain bullet I think I might try.
     
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    I did some Sierra 150gr for my brother's 8x57.

    Finding brass was a pain. I think I used Remington or Winchester. Norma stuff is expensive and hard to find.

    I used Varget and CCI large rifle primers.

    The 150gr bullets are great in 8x57.

    Now he wants 125gr Hornadys, 170gr Sierra, and some 200gr and 220gr ones.

    I have some RL15 I may use on the heavier ones. Hard to find load data too.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, is Tu 5000 the small stick Russian powder that was/is being sold in jugs as having a 4895 burning rate...?

    Forrest
     
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    Tu 5000 is from Vectan France...
     
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    Vectan powders have been discontinued in the US.
     
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    I gave up looking for used 8mm and did not want to pay the price for new. I used commerical 30-06 brass and formed them. use for .211 gr cast bullet only at approx 21oofps 2inch groups 100 yards open sights
     
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