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Old 03-19-2017, 07:37 PM
WoodyWagon WoodyWagon is offline
 
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Default What is this ammo?

I bought a box of ammo, mostly 30-06 in bandoleers, but there was also some of this, 243 rounds, exactly. What is it? 8mm Mauser? There are three bandoleers, some of the rounds are nickel? jacket, the rest are copper, most of the stripper clips are brass, one of the bandoleers is from 1947, and has metal buttons.
Is it worth anything?
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Old 03-19-2017, 07:59 PM
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I believe this is Turkish 8MM. Probably corrossive. My reference on this is Janes infantry weapons.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:01 PM
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It's Turkish 8mm Mauser. Are the bandos blue, or greenish tan? Anyway, it's corrosive primed, loaded fairly hot. It's not rare or anything.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:03 PM
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Yes it's Turk 8mm and I have a bunch of it. It's definitely corrosive and loaded hot. I chronod some and it was running over 3000 fps. 1947 was a bad year with a lot of split brass. I ended up pulling most of the 1947 stuff down and loaded the bullet and powder in boxer brass.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:41 PM
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The bandoleers are "greenish tan", now that you mention it. What do you shoot this with?
Would a bolt action be okay to shoot it up to get rid of it?
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:48 PM
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Default What is this ammo?

Fine for most any milsurp bolt action 8mm Mauser (Turk, K98, Yugo), but don't use in a Hakim or other gas gun...way to hot.
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:49 PM
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I bought a bunch of the Turkish 8mm several years ago and I wish I had bought more. What I got was older than 1947. Some 1939 to probably 1943. I shot it in different Mauser K98's and every one of the Turkish went "bang." Not so with some later Yugo, etc.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:12 PM
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Default Two more, these are 308 What is it?

One has an orange tip and the other and the other is just weird looking (to me)

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Old 03-20-2017, 06:36 PM
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The one on the left is a Blank round .
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:18 PM
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Left round is a 7.62mm blank and the other is a 7.62mm tracer.
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