Imported Ammo

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Re: Imported Ammo

Post by TwoRivers » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:51 am

Yes, the 8x57's 12mm head size was copied by the .30-06.
Without bullet, even a full powder charge won't fire form the case to chamber dimensions. You'll just end up with a lot of unburned powder in your barrel if you do that.
That rifle is built on a WW1 military action, or barreled action, and with a .311 stamp is pretty obviously a 8x57S Mauser.

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Re: Imported Ammo

Post by Hammerhead » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:44 am

I fireformed plenty of brass for presentations in my teaching classes, 10-12 gr of any fast burning powder will do that.

Just plug the mouth of brass with some cotton or toilet paper to build the pressure, you know what I'm talking.
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Re: Imported Ammo

Post by TwoRivers » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:12 am

Yes, Hammerhead. Fast burning, i.e. pistol, powder can do that. But never the powder charge behind a military ball loading, or a heavy hunting bullet.

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Re: Imported Ammo

Post by [email protected] » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:37 am

Can someone please guide me where to acquire .32 ammo. It will really help if dealer suggestions are made here

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