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.
Federal Power-Shok 8mm Mauser 170 Grain SP - 20 Rounds$37.45
Manufacturer Federal Condition New Bullet Weight 170 Grain Bullet Type Soft-Point (SP) Use Type hunting boar, hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 8mm Mauser Manufacturer SKU 8A Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 029465084813 Cost Per Round $1.87 per round
Federal Power-Shok 8mm Mauser ammo is an excellent choice for big game hunting trips. These affordable but effective cartridges fire soft point bullets that expand for maximum lethality in game animals without fragmenting and damaging meat or trophies.
Each round in this box of 20 propels a 170-grain projectile to a muzzle velocity of 2,250 feet per second. The heavy bullet produces deep penetration and excellent results against boar and deer alike.
Federal, a division of the Vista Outdoor group, is based in Anoka, Minnesota. Their ammo uses non-corrosive primers and brass cases.