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    Default 1950s 8mm Iranian

    Sportsmans Guide has an ammo can of 200 rds 198gr brass case berdan/corr. for 66.47 for buyers club members.$3.50 more for non members.I'm guessing that shipping is $11.99.That's roughly .39 cents per.

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    Samco stuff

    No bad reports that I know of

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    Search around the net a bit. I've read a few reports on other forums and they were all bad. If it were priced to be reloading components I'd purchase a case, but I don't see that happening.

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    The cheapest 8mm on ammo seek is weidners 8mm prvi sniper made berdan primed for around $460 + shipping.They "think" it's non corr.That's .53 cents a round.Ow my butt hurts.The 900 rds ($230 shipped) of 1953 Yugo I'm having fun with was a bargain. And they all go bang. I guess the Sportsmans Guide price isn't too bad,if it all goes bang.

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    I allready ordered a can from Sportsmans Guide. Should be here by friday. I hope it shoots ok.

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    Give us a report when you get it

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    The price 8mm sure has gone up in the last few months..

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    It will get worse before better unless another big import comes in. Right now, 8mm is going the way of 303 real quick. Maybe there's more, and maybe not?

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    Who would still have stocks of 8mm? Samco Global has that 1950s Iranian for 25.9 cents/round before shipping.

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    A lot of countries used the 8mm - guess I better pick up a few more boxes -SOG had it on sale and I missed out

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    Quote Originally Posted by havanaguns View Post
    A lot of countries used the 8mm - guess I better pick up a few more boxes -SOG had it on sale and I missed out
    SOG still has Yugo 8mm. Not quite as cheap as it was before, but still around 25 cents per round (before shipping). It's much better quality than the Iranian stuff, and comes on stripper clips.

    http://www.southernohiogun.com/ammo-...pper-clip.html

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    My biggest question about the drying up 8mm is: If the Soviets had so many captured 98's and Vz-24's, why didn't they mass produce 8mm? Anyone have an answer on that one?

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    Even though it is getting rare, you guys reckon it'll hold price for another year? Or atleast till the end of the year? Thinking of getting a Yugo or a lesser condition Persian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hashash View Post
    My biggest question about the drying up 8mm is: If the Soviets had so many captured 98's and Vz-24's, why didn't they mass produce 8mm? Anyone have an answer on that one?

    Excellent question. Perhaps we might see some WW2 surplus emerge from the Russian vaults one day?

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    The world of surplus is always guessing game. It may get cheaper, or higher, who knows? If they find a huge stash it'll go down. I remember years back when folks didn't want to pay 20,25c for surplus 303. Now you are lucky to find it for 50 to 60c a round.

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    I doubt after this many years any stashes will be found. Only places we have to hope for are Cuba for 7.62x54, and 7.62x39, China for 7.62x54 and maybe 8mm. China did recieve a lot of military aid in the decades before WWII, though I doubt it would still be sitting around after all those years. Who knows, Nepal gun stash had been there since the 1880s until it was rediscovered. North Korea would have 7.62x39, and 7.62x54. Russia may have old 8mm stocks as you theorized, but I doubt it. India probably has .308, and seeing as to how long they used it, maybe even .303s somewhere. I am thinking of getting a new surplus rifle, thinking 8mm or .308, but both seem to be going fast. I'm suprised the 8mm is cheaper than the .308 where I've found it. Yeah, anyone been to shows lately? What is the .303 status? Price on Paki, Brit, Commonwealth, other? Dad has a friend who is taking me to the Great Eastern Gun Show sometime next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louie View Post
    The world of surplus is always guessing game. It may get cheaper, or higher, who knows? If they find a huge stash it'll go down. I remember years back when folks didn't want to pay 20,25c for surplus 303. Now you are lucky to find it for 50 to 60c a round.
    Somebody just picked up 600 rds. on an online auction for $190 + 18% + shipping.I think it figures out to around .40 cts a round.
    I got 100 rds for $40 +18% +shipping , around .68 cts a rd.But I dont shoot much .303 anyway.

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    303, 7mm, 8x56R, 6.5 Jap. and 7.7, all Italian calibers on the surplus scene are basically gone. You can find people now and then dumping their stuff at gun shows, or flea markets, but importers haven't had large quantities in years now. The 8mm was super abundant from 95 to maybe 07 or so, and then poof, it dried up too. The stashes that came out of the former Soviet empire is now for the most part gone if u ask me. The 39 ammo surplus is mostly steel core, so banned from civilian import since 93 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louie View Post
    303, 7mm, 8x56R, 6.5 Jap. and 7.7, all Italian calibers on the surplus scene are basically gone. You can find people now and then dumping their stuff at gun shows, or flea markets, but importers haven't had large quantities in years now. The 8mm was super abundant from 95 to maybe 07 or so, and then poof, it dried up too. The stashes that came out of the former Soviet empire is now for the most part gone if u ask me. The 39 ammo surplus is mostly steel core, so banned from civilian import since 93 or so.
    Bah crappy gov. steel core regulations. Sure, steel core goes through armor easier, but no body armor besides the biggest (and used by nobody but the army) will stop lead core x39. Yeah, 8x56, didn't they stop making that stuff in, like, 1938? I think there is still a good 3-5 years of coasting on Soviet surplus. What gets me is .303 is still in limited use in the world. I mean, it isn't totally obsolete yet. I would buy 50 cent .303 with no hesitation whatsoever. I think we would have a lot more surplus if there wasn't such restrictions on import. I'm sure there is plenty of WWII ammo in the sandbox and Africa. That's where a lot of countries dumped their obsolete before the colonies all gained sovereignity.

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    The sad thing is some of these countries, especially Africa, and South America ones had terrible storage. Too damp, hot, and all elements that kill primers. Also the U.S. State Dept. doesn't let certain countries sell us military stuff for so and so reasons. The UN is paying countries more than surplus importers will to destroy stuff! And, junk men also known as scrap metal dealers are also out there trying to buy the stuff. The nineties and early 2000 era was a gold mine of surplus like the fifties and early sixties but alas I think we have seen it come and go again. And even in Africa you now see most rebels and government types w/ Ak's or FAL's or even older M-16's. There are also restrictions on us reimporting US made ammo exported for use of foreign entities/armies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hershmeister View Post
    Excellent question. Perhaps we might see some WW2 surplus emerge from the Russian vaults one day?
    Yeah, I wouldn't even care if it was copper washed steel. I would buy a massive amount of it. Hopefully they have a massive warehouse just waiting to be found somewhere in Siberia full of pallets upon pallets of 8mm. There has to be some for all those Mausers they had for "emergency" purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hashash View Post
    Yeah, I wouldn't even care if it was copper washed steel. I would buy a massive amount of it. Hopefully they have a massive warehouse just waiting to be found somewhere in Siberia full of pallets upon pallets of 8mm. There has to be some for all those Mausers they had for "emergency" purposes.
    I love copper washed steel in x54. Chambers smoother than my new steel case or my brass cased Yugo ammo.

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    I picked up 300 rounds of surplus 8mm last Sunday for $55 FTF. It is a mix of Turk on clips, Ecuadorian 1954, and FN 1950. Not bad for 18.3 per round.

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    Right on. Good haul. Someone should do some research and digging on Soviet 8mm. It has to be out there.......

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    In over 30 years of collecting never seen Soviet made 7,9 ammo. They captured millions of rounds, but most by this time were probably steel cased SmE ball ammo which is noted for rusting. By the seventies armies using this ammo from the 41 to 45 era realized the acids from the powder were damaging the cases causing case disintegration w/ a stuck steel case in your chamber!! They probably dumped it before that, and when needed got their ammo from other Warsaw pact allies like Czechoslovakia and Romania which made it at least into the seventies.

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    I got 2 ammo cans of this (400 rounds) and am surprised how clean it is. All same headstamp with a crown over what looks like two lower case r's. I believe this means 33 as in 1933, is this correct?? Will not get to try it for a while as my range is refurbing the berms. Appears to be real nice ammo, hope it's not click bang.

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    Tell us how it goes. May just have to save for a Mauser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcnez762 View Post
    I got 2 ammo cans of this (400 rounds) and am surprised how clean it is. All same headstamp with a crown over what looks like two lower case r's. I believe this means 33 as in 1933, is this correct?? Will not get to try it for a while as my range is refurbing the berms. Appears to be real nice ammo, hope it's not click bang.
    Yes, 1933. I tested some for a gun store in both 1933 & 1934 dates. Sorry to say, all lots tested had about 30% or greater "click bangs". Hopefully you will have better luck. JH

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    Yugo M75 sniper is expensive, but it is even more accurate than 70s Yugo. I tested with a 24/47 with open sights, I imagine a scope would really bring out its accuracy. It is the Gold Medal Match of 8mm.
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    "Sorry to say, all lots tested had about 30% or greater "click bangs" Bummer......I'll have to try the trick of putting it in the sun for a while before shooting it. That actually worked pretty good for me with the POF 303. Thanks for the reply!

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    i too bought for hundred rounds and have had some click bangs, kind of dissapointing but hey its from the 30's or 50's so its works for having fun thats about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardy fat crank View Post
    i too bought for hundred rounds and have had some click bangs, kind of dissapointing but hey its from the 30's or 50's so its works for having fun thats about it.
    And it's loaded with history too!

    This ammo is like the stuff from the golden era of surplus... 1996-2001

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    Default 8x57 Ammo

    Luckily, I still have 4 8x57 rifles plus several cases of Romanian-Czech-Yugo 8x57 ammo that I am in the process of liquidating following a month in the hospital with the prognosis of less than a year until I sucumb to terminal cancer. I am liquidating everything that my twin sons-wife did not declare they wanted. I have already sold several firearms to fellow officers-local friends but none of them are really into mil-sups.
    What is the current price of sealed cases of Romanian 8x57 ammo, a 1200 rnd sealed case of I believe Czech ammo (unsuire of markings on case and do not have energy @ present time to dig it out) and I believe sealed case of 900 rnds of either Czech or Yugo ammo?
    I wish to thank any who respond as I have not purchased any 8x57 ammo in the past few years and do not know the current prices but do know that @ gun shows in Dallas Tx area, it cannot be found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glock357x2 View Post
    What is the current price of sealed cases of Romanian 8x57 ammo, a 1200 rnd sealed case of I believe Czech ammo (unsuire of markings on case and do not have energy @ present time to dig it out) and I believe sealed case of 900 rnds of either Czech or Yugo ammo?
    Some dealers still have Yugo 8mm and Persian 8mm for around $0.25 per round. The Romanian and Czech ammo is worth a little more, as they haven't been available for a couple of years, and are generally higher quality than the Persian and some of the Yugo.

    8mm is getting tougher to find, so you shouldn't have very much trouble selling it. You might want to post a WTS ad in the Trader section of this forum. I'd most likely be interested in some of it when you post it up for sale.
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    Thank You RogueJSK for your reply and information. As I mentioned, I had not purchased any ammo in quite some time so I am not as familiar with the value of rifles-pistols-ammo-reloading components as I had been. Mama and her LARGE list of 'honey-dos' around the house have taken control over my actions for a considerable time. I posted an earlier reply but the forum kicked it out; hope this makes it thru.

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    i would be intrested in buying some cases of romanian ammo from you glock if your still looking to sell it

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    Glock357x2
    I hope your health improves or at least doesn't get worse. Take a look at the gun auction sites for current prices. I've watched the auctions and priced items I want to sell a little under and things seem to sell pretty quick.
    I pray that you and your family will stay strong during this difficult time.
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