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by americal71
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Gew88 Discussion Forum
Topic: Range report 2 on 88/05
Replies: 2
Views: 1451

Range report 2 on 88/05

After my last test I examined the remainder of the Turkish 8mm I had in inventory. More than half had cracked necks - so - I pulled all the bullets and saved the powder which was dry and did not have any bad odor. ( a sure way to determine if powder has gone bad). I weighed the powder charges which ...
by americal71
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Gew88 Discussion Forum
Topic: Range test 88-05
Replies: 5
Views: 1979

Re: Range test 88-05

Currently Midway has Australian made .318 bullets in stock. around $38 per box of fifty. You can check Frankonia's site - they said (when I was there) that they would ship the PP manufactured .318 bullets to the US. Price there was about Euro 37 per box of 100. I think! that not paying the tax on th...
by americal71
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Gew88 Discussion Forum
Topic: Range test 88-05
Replies: 5
Views: 1979

Re: Range test 88-05

The cases are the same as for the 8x57 JS. I got a replacement decapping unit from RCBS (contact the store directly). You can use standard 8x57 dies and just replace the decapping unit. Midway and other sellers have Woodleigh 200 gr .318 bullets for sale. You might have to wait from Midway. Alternat...
by americal71
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Gew88 Discussion Forum
Topic: Range test 88-05
Replies: 5
Views: 1979

Range test 88-05

I currently own two 88s. One an unmodified type without the S marking the other an 05 conversion of an 1890 Styer. I have been looking for ammo to shoot and managed to find some Turkish 8mm dated from '35 to '43. I figured this was as close to the JS version as I could find. Quite of the rounds had ...
by americal71
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Gew88 Discussion Forum
Topic: Commercial GEW 88 Rifle
Replies: 11
Views: 3562

Re: Commercial GEW 88 Rifle

The marks you are referring to are British proof marks required on any foreign weapon imported into the UK and later exported. These are fairly common on M1 garands exported through Britain after WWII. British dealers imported surplus weapons, had them proofed and then exported them to wherever ther...
by americal71
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Gew88 Discussion Forum
Topic: Adventures in finding .318 Bullets
Replies: 2
Views: 1491

Adventures in finding .318 Bullets

I recently managed to find an '88 that had not been modified in any way. I slugged the barrel and the land diameter was .318. I wanted to shoot it so the search for proper bullets began - very unsuccessfully. However, I read somewhere that these bullets were available in Germany,. Since we were plan...