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welding inspector
March 03, 2007, 01:08
Just wondering if any 8x57 mil surp is boxer? Also wondering about what type of guilding metal is on the Chech surplus it is not copper.
thanks
jim

Mebsuta
March 03, 2007, 01:23
The Israeli 8x57 was boxer. Been a while since I saw any of it.

Borsig
March 03, 2007, 09:41
Yeah nothing thats come in in the last 10 years that Ive seen.

K. Funk
March 04, 2007, 20:10
I have a little of the Israeli, and yes it is boxer. The only other I can think of that may be boxer would be Greek.

krf

DYNOMIKE
March 04, 2007, 20:30
I do have some Greek 8MM.
"OLYMPIC" is the Brand, I am pretty sure it's reloadable.
NOT 100% Sure if it would be considered Surplus?

bykerhd
March 04, 2007, 21:29
Anybody check the Hirtenberger 8 mm that SAMCO had to see if it was boxer ?

panzer
March 04, 2007, 21:55
The Olympic 8mm I have is not reloadable. 180 gr fMJ. had one pop and put a round just into the rifling last week, tapped out bullet, the other 39 fired fine.

DYNOMIKE
March 04, 2007, 22:03
Originally posted by panzer
The Olympic 8mm I have is not reloadable. 180 gr fMJ. had one pop and put a round just into the rifling last week, tapped out bullet, the other 39 fired fine.

I better check mine now???:uhoh:
Only bought a Couple boxes, but was told it was Boxer Primed? I may pull one and see..
Looks like I might just shoot it up then..

panzer
March 04, 2007, 22:22
Just be sure to hear a bang and a kick before you chamber the next one.... NOT an issue to hear or feel in an 8MM!! I was dissapointed to that it was berdan primed. I had thought it was boxer as well. Maybe some later lts or different loads are? I had the 180 gr FMJ, in the commercial fancy type box. Pretty clean burning, dead on in the K98 @ 100 yds, but definately loaded to weaker comm. specs. The 1943 turk ammo was a beast compared to these, but also berdan. Let me know if yours is boxer. I will try to find the empty box, might be in the range bag still, and look for a year or lot #.

DYNOMIKE
March 04, 2007, 22:29
Your Right... It is Pretty easy to tell when you let loose with the 8MM..:biggrin:
But I love them...

I will check and see what I have as well to compare notes..
Will check lot # too..

fastfreddy
March 05, 2007, 23:29
Originally posted by bykerhd
Anybody check the Hirtenberger 8 mm that SAMCO had to see if it was boxer ?

Yep, mine is. GREAT ammo. Not cheap compared to turk and such but it is the good stuff..... the really good stuff.