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Posted: 10/29/2013 2:42:23 PM EST
Haven't seen any in ages. If there is any out there, what are you guys paying for it/

Also, how much are Mod. 48 Mausers going for nowadays. W, bayo, oil can, etc.?
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 2:43:12 PM EST
For a decent shooter German around 500
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 2:45:38 PM EST
I have not seen surplus 8mm for many, many years.

When it was cheap, all the 1919 owners put 8mm kits on their MG's and ripped through it all.
I got a bunch back when it was $4.95 for 70 rounds on strippers and in a bandoleer.

Such is life.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:28:40 PM EST
I saw a guy drop $150 for a spam-can of 380rds of Romanian 8mm at the gun show last Saturday.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:30:15 PM EST
m&m
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:31:55 PM EST
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Wow. Glad I laid back a bunch of Romanian on Mauser strippers when I was working at an importer. Dock cost +10% was a steal on anything we bought.
I think I have 7 or 8 cases left
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:33:05 PM EST
$35 per 900 rounds. $12 delivery for any quantity.

At Century Arms -about six or so years ago.

Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:35:48 PM EST
8mm
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:36:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By cmw:
$35 per 900 rounds. $12 delivery for any quantity.

At Century Arms -about six or so years ago.

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uh....its been more than six years.........
I stood and looked at 60 million rounds of 7.92mm ball sitting in their warehouse.......
I still have a few cases bought at that price you quote.
I was dumb not to have bought tens of thousands........oh well.....

There is no more on the horizon. Just new production.

Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:39:46 PM EST
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I bought a Remington 700 Classic in 8mm Mauser when they were introduced just due to the
amount of cheap ammo out there. A bunch of us did, including the Editor of Gun World, Jan Libourel.

Your link is a good indication its time to yank the tube off my rifle and replace it with something else
as soon as I shoot the rest of the ammo I have........
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:45:38 PM EST
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Originally Posted By buckmaw:
I have not seen surplus 8mm for many, many years.

When it was cheap, all the 1919 owners put 8mm kits on their MG's and ripped through it all.
I got a bunch back when it was $4.95 for 70 rounds on strippers and in a bandoleer.

Such is life.
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Yes. Me too! Still have a ton of Turk, Romanian and Yugo. Back then it was so cheap it was practically at scrap metal prices.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:46:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By buckmaw:
I have not seen surplus 8mm for many, many years.

When it was cheap, all the 1919 owners put 8mm kits on their MG's and ripped through it all.
I got a bunch back when it was $4.95 for 70 rounds on strippers and in a bandoleer.

Such is life.
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Just wait until they make one in 54r.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:52:36 PM EST
Today, I was in a pawn shop looking at a Yugo M48 that was pristine and fingerbanging a G43 that hasn't been priced yet.
Too bad about the ammo situation...
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:52:58 PM EST
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Just wait until they make one in 54r.
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Originally Posted By Angel_King:
Originally Posted By buckmaw:
I have not seen surplus 8mm for many, many years.

When it was cheap, all the 1919 owners put 8mm kits on their MG's and ripped through it all.
I got a bunch back when it was $4.95 for 70 rounds on strippers and in a bandoleer.

Such is life.


Just wait until they make one in 54r.

Not quite as easy to convert to a rimmed cartridge like the 7.62x54r . If there were more PKMs over here and legally running , you would see it vanish
quickly .
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 3:55:44 PM EST
I thought this was a thread about the Nic Cage film...*backs out of room*
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 4:02:06 PM EST
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Two months ago I paid $35 for 360 rounds in an ammo can. From a buddy "I have no idea how I ended up with this, I don't even own a Mauser."

3 years ago I think I paid $185 for my Mauser.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:01:37 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:02:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Gunwritr:


uh....its been more than six years.........
I stood and looked at 60 million rounds of 7.92mm ball sitting in their warehouse.......
I still have a few cases bought at that price you quote.
I was dumb not to have bought tens of thousands........oh well.....

There is no more on the horizon. Just new production.

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Originally Posted By cmw:
$35 per 900 rounds. $12 delivery for any quantity.

At Century Arms -about six or so years ago.



uh....its been more than six years.........
I stood and looked at 60 million rounds of 7.92mm ball sitting in their warehouse.......
I still have a few cases bought at that price you quote.
I was dumb not to have bought tens of thousands........oh well.....

There is no more on the horizon. Just new production.



No, that was right around six years ago. Maybe 7. I was buying 8mm for that price (or around that price) right after I bought my K98, which was shortly after I turned 18.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:54:00 PM EST
I don't get it. Why do you guys put yourself at the mercy of a fickle market? Although I bought mil surp ammo when it was cheap, it wasn't to hard to see there was a finite amount in the pipeline and the day when the pipe would run dry would not be in the distant future.

So what is a guy to do? RELOAD! Buy bullets and some brass. 500 pieces of 8mm Mauser or 7.62x54R brass may seem expensive until you realize that it can be reloaded a lot of times before it goes in the scrap bucket. And you will be shooting quality bullets out of quality brass without the hassle of corrosive primers.

People lamenting the passing of cheap and plentiful ammo are very short sighted IMO.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 5:57:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By weptek911:


Yes. Me too! Still have a ton of Turk, Romanian and Yugo. Back then it was so cheap it was practically at scrap metal prices.
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Originally Posted By weptek911:
Originally Posted By buckmaw:
I have not seen surplus 8mm for many, many years.

When it was cheap, all the 1919 owners put 8mm kits on their MG's and ripped through it all.
I got a bunch back when it was $4.95 for 70 rounds on strippers and in a bandoleer.

Such is life.


Yes. Me too! Still have a ton of Turk, Romanian and Yugo. Back then it was so cheap it was practically at scrap metal prices.

I was paying $3.00 for the 70rd stripper clips when I was 16. 9 years ago. just bought 800 rds for $200 last year.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 6:06:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LarryThePirate:
I don't get it. Why do you guys put yourself at the mercy of a fickle market? Although I bought mil surp ammo when it was cheap, it wasn't to hard to see there was a finite amount in the pipeline and the day when the pipe would run dry would not be in the distant future.

So what is a guy to do? RELOAD! Buy bullets and some brass. 500 pieces of 8mm Mauser or 7.62x54R brass may seem expensive until you realize that it can be reloaded a lot of times before it goes in the scrap bucket. And you will be shooting quality bullets out of quality brass without the hassle of corrosive primers.

People lamenting the passing of cheap and plentiful ammo are very short sighted IMO.
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Yep. For the price of a decent pistol, one can have a nice SS reloading setup with accessories.

Chris
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 6:39:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By cmw:
$35 per 900 rounds. $12 delivery for any quantity.

At Century Arms -about six or so years ago.

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Bought 2 of those came with a cetme bayo I still have one in the box I never opened. It takes awhile shooting ammo thru bolt action .
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 6:46:13 PM EST
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Holy fuck . That isn't even the m75 . ( 80s yugo )
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 6:48:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LarryThePirate:
I don't get it. Why do you guys put yourself at the mercy of a fickle market? Although I bought mil surp ammo when it was cheap, it wasn't to hard to see there was a finite amount in the pipeline and the day when the pipe would run dry would not be in the distant future.

So what is a guy to do? RELOAD! Buy bullets and some brass. 500 pieces of 8mm Mauser or 7.62x54R brass may seem expensive until you realize that it can be reloaded a lot of times before it goes in the scrap bucket. And you will be shooting quality bullets out of quality brass without the hassle of corrosive primers.

People lamenting the passing of cheap and plentiful ammo are very short sighted IMO.
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Link Posted: 10/29/2013 7:00:06 PM EST
I think it is a great cartridge. I have always had a "thing" for the Yugoslavian M76 semi-auto rifle. The one that looks like a cross between an AK47 and a Dragunov. If I could find a reasonably accurate one, the 8mm makes it a very effective rifle. The problem is that for the cost, I can get a DPMS LR308 for quite a bit less, and I am almost assured that it will shoot better, and be much easier to get parts for.

The last M76 I bought kept having case head separations, regardless of which year of surplis 8mm ammo I used. I contacted the manufacturer, and they said that they would only warranty the rifle if I used PMS ammo in it. I pointed out that this was not disclosed in the sale information..they were kind enough to refund my money.
Link Posted: 10/29/2013 7:03:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By LarryThePirate:
I don't get it. Why do you guys put yourself at the mercy of a fickle market? Although I bought mil surp ammo when it was cheap, it wasn't to hard to see there was a finite amount in the pipeline and the day when the pipe would run dry would not be in the distant future.

So what is a guy to do? RELOAD! Buy bullets and some brass. 500 pieces of 8mm Mauser or 7.62x54R brass may seem expensive until you realize that it can be reloaded a lot of times before it goes in the scrap bucket. And you will be shooting quality bullets out of quality brass without the hassle of corrosive primers.

People lamenting the passing of cheap and plentiful ammo are very short sighted IMO.
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When you have machine guns in it buy in bulk because reloading will not cut it. There is still 28 cases of Rommy 8mm in the garage bought when it was $60 a case.
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