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Who is making .318" bullets?

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Who is making .318" bullets?

#1 Post by S.B. » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:57 pm

That I can reload 7.92x57 Mauser with? And please no Woodliegh, too expensive.
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#2 Post by slowbob2 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:24 pm

A question , what rifle do you need them for ?

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#3 Post by S.B. » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:40 pm

Spanish Mauser K98 with a .318 bore diameter.
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#4 Post by nrobertb » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:42 pm

Just google ".318 bullets for sale" and you'll find multiple vendors and bullet types.

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#5 Post by slowbob2 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:45 pm

That is strange , I have never heard of a Spanish K-98 rifle , they did make a Model 98 Mauser . . Also the Spanish never used a .318 on any rifle ever . You may want to figure out what you are doing before you go any farther .

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#6 Post by S.B. » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:11 pm

I've type that into my search engine and only Woodliegh comes up?
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#7 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:47 pm

I might be out of line here and mean no disrespect. But this sounds all Very odd, can we see the rifle and its markings? What type of Spanish rifle is it?
Are you sure it is a K98? :think: :think: Maybe a slight terminology confusion. Or is it some kind of Spanish captured, restamped, German K98?? I would think that would be a standard 8mm Mauser unless it was rechambered?????? I would like to see its stampings if its a captured piece.

See these links. Does your rifle look like any of the lower referenced photos:
Maybe a Model 43 short rifle Spanish Air Force model, it faintly looks like a K98. Look into Spanish model 43 mauser rifles?????
see reference Library photos:
https://www.libertytreecollectors.com/p ... roduct=599
a normal Spanish model 43 see
https://www.libertytreecollectors.com/p ... ategory=82
I do not own any of these, but too my knowledge the Air Force Mauser that I saw at a gun show was chambered in a normal 8mm mauser- 0.323 bullet not a .318??????

Maybe your rifle is some fancy rebarrelled Spanish Sporter made from a k98 action??
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#8 Post by nrobertb » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:09 pm

Buffalo Arms advertises a 170 grain round nose .318 at $39/100.

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#9 Post by 72 usmc » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:26 pm

To old to fight and to old to run, a Jar head will just shoot and be done with you.

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#10 Post by S.B. » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:06 pm

slowbob2 wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:45 pm
That is strange , I have never heard of a Spanish K-98 rifle , they did make a Model 98 Mauser . . Also the Spanish never used a .318 on any rifle ever . You may want to figure out what you are doing before you go any farther .
Maybe you should slug your barrel?
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#11 Post by slowbob2 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:27 pm

S.B. wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:06 pm
slowbob2 wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:45 pm
That is strange , I have never heard of a Spanish K-98 rifle , they did make a Model 98 Mauser . . Also the Spanish never used a .318 on any rifle ever . You may want to figure out what you are doing before you go any farther .
Maybe you should slug your barrel?
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I have slugged over 2000 of my barrels before firing 100's of 1000 's of test rounds through them . I also know military rifle / ammo history . You are confused at many levels , from what the rifle is to bores sizes . I was just trying to save you money and grief . But you clearly know stuff that has remained hidden from every other person who knows military rifles .

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#12 Post by professrh » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:33 pm

+1 on Buffalo Arms. I bought some .287" 154-grain SPs from them a few years ago, for use in my Loewe Spanish m1916 with oversize bore. They shoot well (unlike the .284" 139-grain bullets that went all over the place). I killed a smallish hog with one a while back; it did the job exactly as expected. (At one point, when I talked to someone at BA, I was told their .287 154 is actually a Hornady 154 grain .284" SP swaged up. Who knew?)

For the record, +1 as well on slugging the bore, if you haven't done that. If you don't have to buy fat bullets, you'll save yourself some coin.

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#13 Post by VMASCIOP2000 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:36 am

72 usmc wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:47 pm
I might be out of line here and mean no disrespect. But this sounds all Very odd, can we see the rifle and its markings? What type of Spanish rifle is it?
Are you sure it is a K98? :think: :think: Maybe a slight terminology confusion. Or is it some kind of Spanish captured, restamped, German K98?? I would think that would be a standard 8mm Mauser unless it was rechambered?????? I would like to see its stampings if its a captured piece.

See these links. Does your rifle look like any of the lower referenced photos:
Maybe a Model 43 short rifle Spanish Air Force model, it faintly looks like a K98. Look into Spanish model 43 mauser rifles?????
see reference Library photos:
https://www.libertytreecollectors.com/p ... roduct=599
a normal Spanish model 43 see
https://www.libertytreecollectors.com/p ... ategory=82
I do not own any of these, but too my knowledge the Air Force Mauser that I saw at a gun show was chambered in a normal 8mm mauser- 0.323 bullet not a .318??????

Maybe your rifle is some fancy rebarrelled Spanish Sporter made from a k98 action??
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#14 Post by slowbob2 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:02 am

professrh wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:33 pm
+1 on Buffalo Arms. I bought some .287" 154-grain SPs from them a few years ago, for use in my Loewe Spanish m1916 with oversize bore. They shoot well (unlike the .284" 139-grain bullets that went all over the place). I killed a smallish hog with one a while back; it did the job exactly as expected. (At one point, when I talked to someone at BA, I was told their .287 154 is actually a Hornady 154 grain .284" SP swaged up. Who knew?)

For the record, +1 as well on slugging the bore, if you haven't done that. If you don't have to buy fat bullets, you'll save yourself some coin.

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That is all Buffalo does , alter Hornady bullets [ they are the easiest to work with ] , crush them up or squeeze them down .

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Re: Who is making .318" bullets?

#15 Post by S.B. » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:05 pm

72 usmc, my rifle looks a lot like the links you provided but, has turned down bolt handle, scrubed of any marks except the caliber stamping and four digit serial number. What I've been told is it was either made in or by the Spanish(not a lot of there about these)?
slowbob2, I don't claim to be an expert but, don't think I'm quite the dummy you think I am but, I've been wrong before.
professrh, Buffalo is out bit. I'm on the list for notification, thanks.
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