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 Bullet Thunder 8mm Mauser 185 Grain SP – 20 Rounds$19.99
Manufacturer Prvi Partizan Condition New Bullet Weight 185 Grain Bullet Type Soft-Point (SP) Use Type hunting big game, hunting boar, hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 8mm Mauser Manufacturer SKU PP8.12 Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 8605003800859 Cost Per Round 100.0¢ to $1.00 per round
Prvi Partizan Thunder ammo is optimized for those tough shots against big game that require both high penetration and expansion to achieve success. Thunder bullets are soft point projectiles made primarily of copper alloy with a long, narrow lead core. This results in deep wound channels and controlled, effective expansion for optimal performance against elk and other large targets.
Each 8mm Mauser cartridge in this box of 20 fires a 185 grain soft point projectile at a muzzle velocity of 2,485 feet per second. The high weight of the bullet further aids in achieving sufficient penetration, making this ammo a great choice for larger animals.
Prvi Partizan has manufactured ammo for hunters since its founding in the 1920s. The company is based in Uzice, Serbia and produces over 500 different cartridge types. PPU products use quality components including non-corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass cases.
Winchester Super-X 8mm Mauser 170 Grain PP – 20 Rounds$33.75
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 170 Grain Bullet Type Power-Point (PP) Use Type hunting boar, hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 8mm Mauser Manufacturer SKU X8MM Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 020892200418 Cost Per Round $1.69 per round
Owners of 8mm Mauser rifles will appreciate the accuracy and power of this hunting ammunition from Winchester's Super-X series. These cartridges are great for taking large game without damaging the meat you'll put in the freezer or on the table later.
Each cartridge in this 20-round box propels a heavy 170-grain soft point bullet to a muzzle velocity of 2,360 feet per second. The strong penetration afforded by this combination results in excellent performance against boar, elk, and other tougher targets.
Winchester ammo is made in Oxford, Mississippi using reloadable brass cases and non-corrosive Boxer primers.
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.