Thread: 8x57 S
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Old October 7, 2012, 08:54 PM   #13
James K
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To answer the original question, that rifle was made for a cartridge identical to the German 7.9sS, aka the 8x57JS, with the .323" bullet diameter. U.S. factory ammo will work OK, but is somewhat underpowered. There is a large supply of milsurp ammo in that caliber, but some has corrosive primers.

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