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Found some surplus 8mm.

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Found some surplus 8mm.

#1 Post by shoggoth80 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:42 pm

So, hunting the same place I scored the Swede ammo from... I nabbed some of the 8mm in the case. I first thought it all Turkish because cupro-nickel jacketed... While I wasn't wrong about the Turk ammo... There was also Egyptian. Bought some of each.

For starters, I know it's berdan primed corrosive, and lacquer sealed on the primers. Turk is black, Egyptian is purple ish. I've never seen Egyptian in the flesh, and haven't heard anyone talk about it for several years.

The Turkish I know is known for being stout loads.
I think I'm gonna save a clip of each for simple history sake. The ammo on clips is a little pricey for Milsurp, but 8mm is currently sold out on my favorite site. So not complaining. I may do the same thing, and clean the rest out on payday. Because I can. Sure wish that Rommy surplus was still around though.

What can be said for the Egyptian ammo? I know it came in years and years ago plenty cheap in quantity. Didn't have anything that are it back then.

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#2 Post by ammolab » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:44 pm

The Egyptian 8mm is 198gr FMJBT vs the Turk 154gr FMJ FB. Some have reported duds in their Egyptian 8mm these days but it was good for me in the 1980s.

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#3 Post by bitrclngr » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:30 am

Most of the Egyptian ammo I had shot fine. My ammo was mostly the same.headstamp as the stuff in you're picture.

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#4 Post by shoggoth80 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:52 am

Good to know. I may just buy the lot out come payday for reals.

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#5 Post by jonnyc » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:41 pm

The Egyptian is 1957. I have found it to be pretty accurate...when it doesn't go click...bang. And that's a 50-50 deal.

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#6 Post by Rapidrob » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:48 pm

Turk is not stout,it's loaded to real German specs. The rest of the worlds ammo is weaker for some reason.
Both ammo's you mention are corrosive.
Both shoot well at long range.
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#7 Post by shoggoth80 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:52 am

Corrosiveive not a concern. Lol. Hasn't been for ages.

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#8 Post by timbo1955 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:10 pm

But , there is a boat load of 8x60 Breda being passed off as 8x57 , be CAREFUL BY ALL MEANS

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#9 Post by jardows » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:06 am

My experience - I began with some of the case of 50's Yugo pulling bullets, and then reloading the powder, due to considerable variations in powder loads from round to round. The Turk ammo was even worse. When I got a bunch of Egyptian ammo, I started off doing the same, but quickly stopped, as the powder charges were just about as consistent as my handloads! Shoots pretty good too, when I get a chance to shoot.

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#10 Post by 8thIDGrunt » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:25 pm

Rapidrob wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:48 pm
Turk is not stout,it's loaded to real German specs. The rest of the worlds ammo is weaker for some reason.
Both ammo's you mention are corrosive.
Both shoot well at long range.
I found the Turkish ammo to be pretty accurate when I was shooting 8mm. Really hard on the shoulder, but accurate. I like it in my 98/22 but I wear a shoulder pad these days.

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