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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:09 am 
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Looking for some 8mm Mauser (for my '93 & K Kale Turks) and Spanish Mauser.

Saw some 8mm at Samco....Iranian.

Caliber 8mm Mauser (7.92mm) Ball. Manufactured in Iran in 1950's when Iran was a friend and strong ally of the United States. Brass cases, FMJ, 198 gr., Lead core, Corrosive, Berdan, Packed, Loose, 5 rows of 200 rds each, 1000 rds in sealed zinc ined wooden case. Wt of case 70 lbs.

Thinking of 400 rounds for $103 ($.26) per round, which is a lot cheaper than Privi @ $15.00 for 20 rounds. Anyone have any experience with this stuff? I've got some domestic commercial for my '93 Turk, but am wondering about this. My Yugo 8mm was late 60-80's and shoots fine. But am wondering about this. Also, anyone ever have any problems with Samco ammo?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:48 am 
if you simply google it you'll find more about this junk than you care to read.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:36 am 
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It was recently discussed here too.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=116853

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:01 pm 
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If nothing else, you can pull the bullets for reloading and recycle the brass. FMJ bullets from Graf's are more expensive than the ammo itself from Samco.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:49 pm 
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You can still find 1950s Yugo 8mm for $0.24-$0.26 per round. I'd suggest investing in that, as it's higher quality than this hit-or-miss Iranian surplus. Plus, it comes in stripper clips. See http://www.southernohiogun.com/ammo-mag ... -clip.html

Also, AIM Surplus recently announced that they're about to get a large shipment of surplus 8mm in stock. AIM is being tight-lipped about it so far, but rumor has it that it might be steel cased Romanian light ball 8mm in spam cans, like they carried a couple years ago: http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=A8RS


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:04 pm 
don't tease me Romanian light ball spam cans...LOL :lol:


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VinnAY wrote:
don't tease me Romanian light ball spam cans...LOL :lol:


It'll probably be poorly stored iranian/persian in sheep-bladder lined tins.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:01 am 
I asked AIM about this and this is their response to my question about getting an email notice when it's in stock:

"We don't expect more at this time, that's why there's no email notification."


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The theory I read elsewhere was that, since the recent batch of Vz. 24s were apparently refurbished and stored in Romania, the incoming ammo was potentially some Romanian 8mm ammo to go along with them.

So AIM may be deliberately misleading you, since they're still declining to give any details on the incoming ammo's country of origin at this time, or the theory may be false. Either way, they are definitely getting some kind of 8mm ammo in stock in the near future. Guess we'll just have to wait and see. (Even if it's Yugoslavian, hopefully it will be at a better price than SOG.)


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I just picked up two Mausers with pristine bores :mrgreen:
Now I need ammo
So is the SOG stuff GTG, as far as what is available as surplus.
Do they kill on the shipping ?
Want cheap blasting ammo, but don't want junk

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hylander wrote:
So is the SOG stuff GTG, as far as what is available as surplus.
Do they kill on the shipping ?
Want cheap blasting ammo, but don't want junk


The 50's Yugo 8mm is good quality. Certainly better than the Iranian or Turkish surplus, which seems to be the only other surplus 8mm on the market these days. I have yet to run into any rounds that are corroded or split. Plus, they come loaded on stripper clips.

The only drawback is that some folks find that their rifles have issues with the harder primers used on some of the Yugo ammo, and end up having to upgrade their firing pin spring to a stronger weight, but that's an easy and cheap fix. I've only run into a couple of hard primers, but it's nothing that a recock and second strike won't solve.

SOG's shipping and fees are slightly higher than other retailers, especially since they charge an additional 3% fee for using a credit card. But's it's one of the few remaining retail sources for large amounts of 8mm surplus. Personally, I'd suggest buying a sealed can or two of SOG's 8mm while you can, then just keep an eye on places like GunBroker and the For Sale section of various milsurp forums for good deals on smaller quantities of surplus 8mm.


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hylander wrote:
So is the SOG stuff GTG, as far as what is available as surplus.
Do they kill on the shipping ?
Want cheap blasting ammo, but don't want junk


Personally, I'd suggest buying a sealed can or two of SOG's 8mm while you can, then just keep an eye on places like GunBroker and the For Sale section of various milsurp forums for good deals on smaller quantities of surplus 8mm.


How many rounds are in a sealed can ?

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Nine hundred rounds.


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Ken792 wrote:
Nine hundred rounds.



Thanks
Do you know how much I would have to order to get the wood crate ?

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hylander wrote:
Ken792 wrote:
Nine hundred rounds.



Thanks
Do you know how much I would have to order to get the wood crate ?


You have to order all 900 rounds to get it in the tin, but from what I hear, they do not include the wooden crate with it. They probably take it off to reduce shipping costs.


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