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Does anyone know what type of ammo this is?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Scratchy, Jan 22, 2008.

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  1. Scratchy

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    I think this is 8mm ammo? I found this and don't own anything that would eat it.
    A magnet will stick to the bullet but not the case. The bullet is sort of silver colored instead of brass and the case is crimped.[​IMG]
    1955 manufacture?
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  2. jestertoo

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    8mmx57 mauser?
     
  3. Scratchy

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    I am almost positive it is 8mmx57 mauser but is it A.P. or something? Does anyone know what the A A stands for if anything?
     
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    It is an 8mm mauser round, with some sort of cupronickel jacket. It is probably a heavy bullet in comparison to some 8mm loads, as cupronickel can foul badly at higher velocities.

    The AA is probably the arsenal.
     
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  7. Scratchy

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    Thank you for the information. I don't know where I picked this ammo up but now I know what it is.
     
  8. MilsurpShooter

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    Yeesh, Ecuadorian 8mm. I picked up a bunch of that stuff back when I first got into shooting. It's frustrating ammo, at least the bat I got is. 1/10 required a double tap on the primer. Doubt it's my firing spring too (Been firing de-linked Yugo 8mm with no issues)
     
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    bullet and case finish almost look as if its been tumbled polished.
     
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