What should I shoot?

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Jim Colvill, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. Jim Colvill

    Jim Colvill
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    Here's the situation. I have an unissued 1945 K.Kale Mauser. I have 1947 headstamp Turk 8mm, 1953 Yugo 8mm and modern PPU 8mm ammo. What should be the first down the pipe?
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98
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    Personally, I would shoot the non corrosive PPU ammo first.
    Then, if you find that you like shooting the rifle, then blast away with the older stuff and clean it thoroughly with Windex afterwards.
     
  3. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo
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    I agree with the jbett98. from what i Have read Turkish is a little harder on your barrel because its hotter . I remember shooting commercial ammo and thinking wow this barely kicks would make a nice girl gun then loaded some turk in and BA BOOM! big difference . Will say this the turk is more fun to shoot
     
  4. Jim Colvill

    Jim Colvill
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    Thanks all. I'm no stranger to Turk surplus. That stuff can do nearly 3000 fps and I've shot quite a bit of it out of other Mausers. This particular Mauser seems like brand new so I thought I'd get some input from others for fun. I've decided I'll run a box of Privi down it first and then go from there.

    Jim
     
  5. kilimanjaro

    kilimanjaro
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    I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to resurrect it.

    The days of the $29.95 milsurp are long gone, why are we even considering running corrosive ammo through a valuable rifle?

    If you want cheap ammo, reload your own.
     
  6. Jim Colvill

    Jim Colvill
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    Thanks @kilimanjaro I had a buttload of surplus ammo and modern 8mm as well. Eventually I shot a total of 30 rounds mixed of Turk,Yugo,and Privi then cleaned her and put her away. Bore was virgin tight and I figured I'd leave it that way. Thanks for the response though.
     
  7. ogre

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    I like running ammo that the rifle was designed to shoot. Proper cleaning and maintenance is just a part of the overall package.
     
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