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Turk ammo in my CZ BRNO 98/22

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by aerod1, May 24, 2006.

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  1. aerod1

    aerod1 Member

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    Is it OK to shoot 8mm Turkish ammo in my CZ BRNO 98/22? I know the Turk is very hot.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Kor

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    Given correct headspace, it's perfectly fine - many Turkish Army Mausers were actually Czech-made 98/22 rifles with sight markings in Arabic. I own such a rifle, I shoot it with Turk ammo, and find it to be significantly more comfortable to shoot that a shorter 98K-length rifle such as my friend's Yugo M48.

    The Czech 98/22 is one of the best-built '98 Mausers out there, made with top-quality Czech steel and craftsmanship; the 29" barrel gives you a nice, long sight radius, recoil-dampening weight, a better balance than the 24" short-rifles, and optimum ballistics with that hot Turk ammo. Blast away, and enjoy!
     
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    If its anything like my 98/22, it will shoot turk ammo very well, albeit about 1' high at 100 yards.
     
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    Turk 8mm is not all that hot......

    I have never experienced any pressure problems shooting it. chris3
     
  5. Kor

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    Neither have I - in my 98/22 Mauser. I have seen a few cracked necks, though. While not actually overpressure, Turk 8mm milsurp ammo is noticeably hotter than most other countries' 8mm milsurp ammo by virtue of having been loaded with a slower-burning powder intended to produce optimal velocities from the Turkish standard-issue 29"-barreled rifle. Consequently, I refuse to shoot it in my Egyptian 8mm FN49 semi-auto rifle; for that gun, I bought a case of Yugoslav 8mm instead.
     
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