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I have a bunch of surplus 8mm Mauser ammo - 30 cents per round, $30 per hundred. I'll be going to the Rickreall show on Saturday, if that helps anyone (I'm not a vendor).

It's Turkish, 1940s. Some Turkish 8mm is better than others, and this is good. I've shot a fair amount from this lot, including some over a chronograph. The velocity was what it should be, and there were no misfires, hangfires, or cracked cases. It is corrosive primed, of course, but it's good ammo for surplus.
 
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Added photos. There are two different bullet types.

Also photos of some fired cases. I haven't had any misfires or hang-fires with this lot, no cracked cases and no signs of high pressure at all.

I looked up my notes, and the velocities that I recorded for these was 2850 to 2900 fps, out of a long-barrel Turkish Mauser, right what it should be for the 154gr round out of this barrel length.

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This is 1949 ammo if the headstamps for everything is the same. The stuff you need to be careful with is the 1947 Turkish. I've got some and you need to check every cartridge for loose bullets and case neck cracks. So far about 120 out of around 700 are in the reloading only pile.
Too bad you are so far away. I know someone who would like this! GLWS
 

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