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Old July 27, 2001, 07:03 PM   #1
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.30 Mauser

I've discovered that Fiocchi is the only commercial source for .30 Mauser ammunition, and the only thing they make is FMJ. Needless to say, this does not appeal to me.

I know that Speer makes a .30 "Plinker" soft point, and I've seen a couple 110gr RNSP bullets, but the only loading data I've seen is stuff I pulled off a website in the UK.

Can anyone point me to references for .30 Mauser loading data, and to sources for usable bullets in the 115gr and under sizes?
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Old July 27, 2001, 09:27 PM   #2
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I shoot 7.62x25mm ammo in my one 7.62 Mauser chamber.

Dimentioally they are close enough to fit, but some old guns like broom handles, can't take the pressure and/or recoil.
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Old July 27, 2001, 09:49 PM   #3
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That's one thing I'm concerned about. I don't want to accidentally blow it up, and I've read far too many warnings about the 7.62x25 being potentially too hot. Maybe after I get a gunsmith to do a full examination, I'll risk it, if the gunsmith thinks it's likely to be safe, but until then, I'm going to play it as safe as possible - either commercial .30 Mauser loads or mid-range handloads.
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Old July 27, 2001, 10:09 PM   #4
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http://www.midwayusa.com/online/prod...eItemID=177905

I load these for my CZ52.
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Old July 27, 2001, 10:36 PM   #5
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Those look really good. Have you tried the 90gr XTPs they list as an alternate? Have you had good performance from them?
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Old July 29, 2001, 09:00 PM   #6
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No I have never loaded any other bullet in this caliber. The only reason I reload this caliber at all is because I saw that you can load this 85 grain bullet up to 1900+ fps. Ofcourse that is out of a CZ52. This caliber is not fun or easy to load since it is a bottleneck pistol case. You have to lube the cases....... This is one caliber that I would rather just buy factory ammo. But, that 85 grain SP at 1900 is hell on varmints.
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Old July 30, 2001, 12:06 AM   #7
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Given how small the cases are, I understand. The little bit of load data I have lists loads of 4 to 8 grains of powder, which doesn't leave you much margin for error. Not like a .30-06, where my usual load was 47gr of 4064 pushing a 180gr RNSP.
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Old July 30, 2001, 01:27 AM   #8
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One line the load data is at:

http://www.again.net/~steve/309p_1_93.html

http://www.pessoal.bridge.com.br/ivan/30%20Mauser.htm

http://home.snafu.de/l.moeller/7,63_Mauser.html

Alternateively you can get the books, "Modern Reloading" by Richard Lee or "Acurate Arms load manula #2".

The 93 gr bullet takes 3.6 gr of Bullseye.
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