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Source for Nambu 8 mm Ammo?

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Source for Nambu 8 mm Ammo?

#1 Post by Ernest T » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:01 pm

Anyone have a source for ammo to feed my Type 14 Nambu? I see that Grafs carried the PCI ammo, but I've seen mixed reviews for that ammo. Wondering if there is another source?

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Re: Source for Nambu 8 mm Ammo?

#2 Post by RWS » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:43 am

Buffalo Arms sez they have some in stock that they make using re-formed cases. I don't know anything about how good or bad they are.

https://www.buffaloarms.com/8mm-nambu-a ... mo8mmnambu

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#3 Post by Ernest T » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:14 pm

Thanks for the info. I ordered a box from Buffalo Arms. I guess I'll find out how they do. I found one other source, but their prices were almost $3.00 per round.

Now I'm looking for reloading dies, but the only ones I can find are RCBS and they are expensive.

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Re: Source for Nambu 8 mm Ammo?

#4 Post by RWS » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:26 am

Yeah, I don't know of a price under $171 for RCBS dies. To the best of my knowledge, the only 8mm Nambu die sets available are RCBS and CH dies. I bought a set of CH/4D dies in 8mm Nambu for about $125 several years ago. They tend to go today for about $135 when you can find them in stock. They're out of stock a lot. The most reliable source is usually Buffalo Arms, but they are (of course) currently out of stock. BA lists a lot of their products on Ebay and usually include free shipping so they are a much better price than buying from HDS and paying shipping but it's still an expensive proposition either way. It falls under the "Yougottawanna" category.

I wouldn't mind getting completely out of the Nambu business by liquidating my Type 14, reloading dies, bullets, & brass to focus on easier & better handguns but most people like you and myself got into the Nambu business in stages and I just don't want the hassle of trying to get out piecemeal. Easier to get in than to get out, in my experience.

Here's a link to a Buffalo Arms Ebay auction, for what it's worth:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/8mm-Nambu-Die- ... 2557783787

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