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Old March 5, 2013, 07:13 AM   #6
Mike Irwin
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No, the implication here is that the original military load for the 7.92x57 Mauser was a 225-gr. FMJ round nose bullet. It was also smaller diameter than the later 7.92x57 round.

In 1905 the case was altered slightly, the bullet diameter increased, and the weight dropped to arrive at the modern 7.92x57.

Hogdon shows bullet weights as heavy as 220-gr. in its online loading guide, and RWS offers bullets up to 200 grains.

IIRC, the twist rate on a post 1905 K98k was 1 in 9.5 inches, so I'm thinking yes, your bullets will be adequately stabilized.
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