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    Default 8mm Lebel Reloading Info

    I recently acquired my 1886/93 Lebel and wish to reload for the 8mm Lebel. I am not finding any
    reloading data. Does anyone have experience in reloading the 8mm Lebel? Thanks.

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    Sierra 220 gr. bullet ... 44.0 grs. of IMR 3031 ... 2250 fps ... 2.967 OL
    Sierra 220 gr. bullet ... 45.0 grs. of IMR 4895 ... 2250 fps. ... 2.967 OL
    Hornady 220 gr. bullet ... 44.0 grs. of IMR 3031 ... 2230 fps ... 3.020 OL
    Hornady 220 gr. bullet ... 45.0 grs. of IMR 4895 ... 2250 fps ... 3.020 OL
    Sierra 175 gr. bullet ... 44.0 grs. of IMR 3031 ... 2350 fps ... 2.967 OL
    Nosler 180 gr. bullet ... 44.0 grs. of IMR 3031 ... 2350 fps ... 2.967 OL
    Nosler 200 gr. bullet ... 44.0 grs. of IMR 3031 ... 2350 fps ... 2.967 OL

    I personally like the Nosler bullets best as they come the closest to simulating Balle D spitzer boattailed bullet and I get excellent results in my firearms with them
    Please use the above data with care and I am not responsible for it in use in your firearm ... sorry have to CYA
    Patrick
    Vive La République Française, le Lebel et le poilu
    Verdun 1916: "Ils ne Passeront pas" "On les aura!"
    Fusil d'Infanterie Modèle 1886 Modifié 1893 dit "Lebel"

    Co-Author of Banzai Special Project No. 1 Revised Edition
    The Siamese Mauser
    A Study Of Siamese / Thai Type 45 & Type 46 Long Rifles and Type 47 Carbines, Including An Overview Of Siamese/Thai Weapons 1860–2014

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    Patrick

    Thank you for posting the loading data. I have tried a number of times to search the forum for this as you suggested, but there are far more people asking then telling! There is a link to a website for data that no longer exists.

    I think it might be helpful to start a sticky (with all legal disclaimers), as this question comes up a lot.

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    Too many stickies as it is already ... will need to weed and merge them together one day.

    Patrick
    Vive La République Française, le Lebel et le poilu
    Verdun 1916: "Ils ne Passeront pas" "On les aura!"
    Fusil d'Infanterie Modèle 1886 Modifié 1893 dit "Lebel"

    Co-Author of Banzai Special Project No. 1 Revised Edition
    The Siamese Mauser
    A Study Of Siamese / Thai Type 45 & Type 46 Long Rifles and Type 47 Carbines, Including An Overview Of Siamese/Thai Weapons 1860–2014

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    Patrick

    Roger that. It is always easy to come up with a good idea when someone else has to do the work! LOL

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    I meant to say it is easy for ME to come up with ideas, while someone else does the work'

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    Thank You, Patrick.

    one more question, The bullets I obtained are 198gr FMJ made by Prvi Partizan. Could I use similar 220gr data since I have IMR 4895? (It's currently hard to get any powders )

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    Start at 43.0 grs. of IMR 4895 and work up slowly.

    Patrick
    Vive La République Française, le Lebel et le poilu
    Verdun 1916: "Ils ne Passeront pas" "On les aura!"
    Fusil d'Infanterie Modèle 1886 Modifié 1893 dit "Lebel"

    Co-Author of Banzai Special Project No. 1 Revised Edition
    The Siamese Mauser
    A Study Of Siamese / Thai Type 45 & Type 46 Long Rifles and Type 47 Carbines, Including An Overview Of Siamese/Thai Weapons 1860–2014

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    Patrick, I will do. thanks, Tom

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