8x57J

midwesthunter

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Looking for all components for reloading. My grandfather left me a pre war (.318) Mauser and I would like to use it for hunting this year. PFA. Its a Simson & Suhl. I find the history of this company very interesting.
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Black Hat

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Verry nice rifle in great nic!
Love the heritage and the fact it's your Pops.

Grab some PPU ammo, re-use the cases and rcbs make a good set of dies for the 8mm Mauser.
Projectiles range on size from .318 to .323 diameter, so measure your bore.
 

Dean2

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You can still get factory ammo for those, or you can easily buy bullets and brass. The .318 bullets are still made by Buffalo bullets, Hawk, Woodleigh, RWS PPU, and a few other European makes. Many of the J were bored out to .323 so they are i fact JS versions. You may want to mike the end of the barrel and verifiy the actual bore diameter before ordering bullets. The ,.323 ones are a lot easier to locate. Nice gun, best of luck with it. They are well known to be very accurate rifles.
 

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