8mm Mauser Ammo
7.92x57mm or 8mm Mauser ammo was one of the most widely used military cartridges of the early 20th century. It was used by both sides in World War II, with the German Wehrmacht on the Axis side and the British, Polish, and Chinese armies on the Allied side fielding weapons chambered for it. Today, you'll find it for sale for American civilian shooters where the cartridge is still popular for more peaceful purposes such as hunting. The round performs well against deer, bear, and boar alike.
8mm Mauser loads tend to feature a heavy bullet in the 180-200 grain range fired at a muzzle velocity of around 2,700 feet per second.
Hunters looking for a high performance load in this caliber should check out Federal's Vital-Shok series as well as soft points from Prvi Partizan and Sellier & Bellot. You'll also find cheap surplus rounds in-stock in bulk quantities here at Widener's as they become available.
Prvi Partizan Match 8mm Mauser 200 Grain FMJBT – 20 Rounds$27.50
Manufacturer Prvi Partizan Condition New Bullet Weight 200 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail (FMJ-BT) Use Type match or precision shooting, plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 8mm Mauser (8x57mm JS) Manufacturer SKU PPM8 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 8605003804215 Cost Per Round $1.38 per round
Although more modern rounds have since supplanted it, at one time the 8mm Mauser was one of the most popular military cartridges in the world. And you know what? What passed for great accuracy around the turn of the 20th century is still plenty accurate by today’s standards.
This ammunition by Prvi Partizan’s Match label will let you see the 8mm Mauser’s famous precision in action. Each cartridge’s 200 grain bullet features a concentric gilding metal jacket to ensure smooth feeding and balanced flight, as well as a long boat tail which increases its downrange velocities and resistance to wind interference. A 24” barrel ought to give this bullet a muzzle velocity of 2,180 fps and corresponding G1 ballistic coefficient in excess of 0.5!
The Serbian manufacturer exclusively works in new brass cases, non-corrosive Boxer primers, and nonmagnetic bullets. This high-quality ammo glides in and out of a rifle’s chamber, ignites clean to promote steady ballistic performance, and is great for handloaders.