I vaguely remember a box of imported 8mm hunting ammo with 260 gr bullets. These were considered Bear and Elk loads. The European Elk is the cousin of the North American Moose.
As I remember it the Commision rifle cartridge is the 8mmJ while the WW1 and later cartridge is the 7.92X57.
The American 8mm Mauser commercial cartridges were loaded with use in either the Gew 88 or Model 98 actioned rifles, and originally used .321 dia bullets.
The milspec 8mm barrel was .321 with .318 bullets expected to bump up, but many 8mmJ sporting rifles used .318 bores.
Some Gew 88 actioned sporting rifles have barrels marked for use with cast lead bullets only.
Last edited by Rainbow Demon; March 9, 2013 at 08:54 PM.