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Ethiopian 8x57

#1 Post by jardows » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:11 pm

Started seeing this pop up in a few places. Anyone get some of this to try?

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Re: Ethiopian 8x57

#2 Post by indy1919a4 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:09 pm

Tried a few rounds (30 ).. To be fair all of it went bang... But there were a good number of hang fires.. most went off instantly.. Maybe 30% went off with slight delay.. A few went click...… bang.. I would not get more with Romanian, Yugo and Turk still out there. But the wood shipping box is real kick butt...

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Re: Ethiopian 8x57

#3 Post by luigi » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:55 pm

what was that old saying from a wise man ...." if you wouldn't drink their water then don't shoot their ammo"

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Re: Ethiopian 8x57

#4 Post by indy1919a4 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:42 pm

luigi wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:55 pm
what was that old saying from a wise man ...." if you wouldn't drink their water then don't shoot their ammo"
Yeah, you make a great point, and there are some guns I would shoot crap rounds out of and there are some that I would not.. But for me one of the real enjoyables is testing out various surplus ammo...

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Re: Ethiopian 8x57

#5 Post by luigi » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:55 pm

indy1919a4 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:42 pm
luigi wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:55 pm
what was that old saying from a wise man ...." if you wouldn't drink their water then don't shoot their ammo"
Yeah, you make a great point, and there are some guns I would shoot crap rounds out of and there are some that I would not.. But for me one of the real enjoyables is testing out various surplus ammo...
I bought some Indian (OFV) 308 years ago and ended up pulling the bullets, dumping the powder and reloading. There was quite a bit of variance on the powder wt on a few of them. There were some horror stories about squib rounds & I didn't want to screw up my M1A. I guess you are one of our "expert" graders on foreign ammo! Do you have a list of the good, bad, and the ugly?

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Re: Ethiopian 8x57

#6 Post by jardows » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:22 pm

Sounds like it's worth buying a few small boxes - I've seen 15rnd boxes on sale for about $5 a box - just to have and try. Still have a lot of late 70's yugo and some M75 I picked up for less than $2 a box a few years ago

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Re: Ethiopian 8x57

#7 Post by 72 usmc » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:25 pm

The packaging says 1947 because Ethiopia uses its own calendar, which is 7-8 years behind the Gregorian calendar due to differences in determining the date of the annunciation of the birth of Christ. In short, the ammo headstamps are correct and so is the packaging!


Ammo Date is 1955. Results, less than 50% hang fires :lol: No mention of split brass or backed out primers.

Forgotten weapons review of this so so garbage: at 10 cents a round OK. 25 -40 cents per round :snooty: :snooty: :snooty: :snooty: :snooty: :roll:
The going rate is around 33 cents per round- too much in my book for hang fires. I do like the box. :clap:
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Re: Ethiopian 8x57

#8 Post by indy1919a4 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:50 pm

luigi wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:55 pm
indy1919a4 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:42 pm
luigi wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:55 pm
what was that old saying from a wise man ...." if you wouldn't drink their water then don't shoot their ammo"
Yeah, you make a great point, and there are some guns I would shoot crap rounds out of and there are some that I would not.. But for me one of the real enjoyables is testing out various surplus ammo...
I bought some Indian (OFV) 308 years ago and ended up pulling the bullets, dumping the powder and reloading. There was quite a bit of variance on the powder wt on a few of them. There were some horror stories about squib rounds & I didn't want to screw up my M1A. I guess you are one of our "expert" graders on foreign ammo! Do you have a list of the good, bad, and the ugly?
Do not have a list, there are some ammos I avoid (Some Korean 30-06, Some Izzy 7.62x51).. But I am no expert in the world of firearms or ammo.. Every time I learn something, I find out 10 things I do not know. Just go with what I know at the moment as it evolves, its the best I can do.

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Re: Ethiopian 8x57

#9 Post by indy1919a4 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:06 pm

72 usmc wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:25 pm

The going rate is around 33 cents per round- too much in my book for hang fires. I do like the box. :clap:

Per the box, I loved the side rope handles with the metal inner liner, You can put a lot in them after you get rid of the ammo..

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Re: Ethiopian 8x57

#10 Post by Hippycrowe » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:37 am

I have some Ethiopian 30-06 and it is really good sruff,too bad the 308 and 8mm had problems with hangfires. Isn't the 308 and 8mm burdan primed

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