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Old November 26, 2008, 04:10 PM   #1
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Any 8mm shooters here?

8X57 s such an old war horse that everyone must have at least one.

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Old November 26, 2008, 07:21 PM   #2
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Yea I have a couple myself and the both are great shooters.
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Old November 26, 2008, 08:45 PM   #3
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Couple of what?

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Old November 27, 2008, 12:09 AM   #4
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Nice Hakim, I Have One Too, I'll Have To Post Some Pictures!!!
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Old November 27, 2008, 01:11 AM   #5
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Please do.

The 7.92X57 needs more press.



Still used in the Balcanastans and Indiastan, Anyotherstan and Africananastan in the MG3. Oh and Yugostan.

I use some 1960's Germanystan 192g LMG ammo and pull 4.6g out of the case. Whoppin big recoilastan.


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Old November 27, 2008, 08:08 PM   #6
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I just bought an FN 49 .. but am selling my Hakim t pay for it ..





I'll get a picture of the FN tomorrow !

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Old November 27, 2008, 08:14 PM   #7
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I just bought an FN 49
The Rolls Royce of battle rifles.

Doesn't get much better than that. I picked up a barreled action for $350. Got a stock and new handguards that need finished and installed. Even bought a spare barrel for it, even though the one it came with was nice and sharp looking. I couldn't help myself. They were like sixty bucks from Sarco.

I just need to bed that action. To many projects in the works right now. As though that were a bad thing.

8mm mauser is a nasty round. A hair hotter than the 30-06. That makes for a pretty awesome battle rifle if you ask me. A bit on the heavy side, but damn, those FN49's are luxurious, ain't they?
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Old November 27, 2008, 08:33 PM   #8
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I like the round; it's plentiful, cheap, and packs a wallop. I have the FN-49, four Germans (Gew.88/05, Gew.98, Kar.98AZ, and Kar.98k), and two Chinese (Type 88 Hanyang and a Chiang Kai Shek). Oh, and a Portuguese Mauser-Vergueiro M1904/39.
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Old November 27, 2008, 09:05 PM   #9
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I use the 192g bullet

Made in Germany in the mid 1960's that has 48g of a powder like 4895 in it. I pull 4.5g out so I don't break tings.

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Old November 27, 2008, 11:42 PM   #10
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Tamara .. the round used to be cheap but lately it has gone through the roof !!
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Old November 28, 2008, 12:14 AM   #11
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I'm selling some 8mm ammo in TFL's Buy, Sell, Trade sub-forum.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=321445
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Old November 30, 2008, 11:19 AM   #12
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I would take that but shipping would kill it.

Is FNM 150g or 190g?

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Old November 30, 2008, 07:03 PM   #13
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8mm and baby 8mm
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Old December 1, 2008, 04:52 AM   #14
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M48 Yugo bolt action rifle, possibly my favorite rifle of all time.
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Old December 5, 2008, 03:57 AM   #15
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8 x 57 I?
1904 Steyr Irish Mannlicher

1915 GEW 88



or 8x 57 IS?
98/29 Persian Mauser

Transitional GEW 98

FN 49

Hakim

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Old December 5, 2008, 12:53 PM   #16
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Now we are talkin some nice 8mm rifles.

Thanks for sharing. This is a 44 byf vet rifle.



All matching from a relative in the 1970's. No story went with it as to when he got it but I remember as kid seeing missing toes on him and he was an anti tank gunner on a 57mm. He once told me how the 57mm rounds bounced off the German tanks in the Bulge Dec. '44.

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Old December 5, 2008, 06:45 PM   #17
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My old favorite, it's taken out many a deer.


My daughter started hunting at 14 with a 8mm Turkish Mauser, she's now 22 still won't use anything else.
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Old December 5, 2008, 09:21 PM   #18
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I saw this at an auction site.

If you think of the power and recoile of the 192g service round this is amazing for it's accuracy and high rate of fire. I hauled an M60 for a few years around and could fire it standing from the shoulder, not well but I doubt I could do it with the 8mm.




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Old December 5, 2008, 10:12 PM   #19
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My little 8MM, gotta love it!
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Old December 5, 2008, 10:18 PM   #20
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I hauled an M60 for a few years around and could fire it standing from the shoulder, not well but I doubt I could do it with the 8mm.
I am 6'4" 240#, while at the range one time I was sitting on a fibre glass pic-nic table bench, I tried firing from the shoulder, ten rounds from the FN49 pictured above, At around the 6th round I fell off of the end of the bench, That rifle was pushing me on the slick surface and I didn't realize it.

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Old December 5, 2008, 11:07 PM   #21
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I know what your saying. I can't get more than three out of five

on target with an M14E2 rapid fire @750 rpm with no buffer system it was a task to hit things past 200 yards. The buffer on the '60 at least let it float in your arms. I fired a '60 in a fine misting/rain one time and I could see the ball rounds tracing in a funnel like cone in the wet air while the tracers tracked another path. I put the target in the cented my eye had seen around the cone and the return fire stopped. The tracers went high left or some place else, it's been a long time. 40 years I think. Thats a long time, or not.



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Old December 6, 2008, 09:40 AM   #22
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I quit shooting the 98 carbine type rifles as the ammo I had was the heavy ball stuff and the little cup buttplates etc. just beat me up too much. Gettin old you know. Still wish I had saved one of the vet bringbacks but I wasn't gonna be shootin them so passed them on.
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Old December 6, 2008, 09:36 PM   #23
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Favorite 8x57 shooter

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This is my favorite 8x57 shooter. Kind of a "faux sniper"
that I put together myself. Leupold two piece mounts with
extra high rings and a Weaver K4-1 steel scope. Timney
trigger. I heated and bent the bolt down to clear the scope
and glass bedded the action. She will shoot 200 grain
Match Kings very well. I've also shot some deer with this
rifle. The rifle itself came to me as a Russian capture.
I cleaned up the stock on it and put some oil on it.

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Old December 6, 2008, 10:09 PM   #24
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This is my favorite RC Mauser. Didn't realize that there were any banner RC's at the time that I got it.





It is a total mixmaster, as befits an RC, but the bore is good.
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Old December 7, 2008, 11:07 AM   #25
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Nice pictures.

Thanks for posting.

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