reloading the 7.92x57J

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reloading the 7.92x57J

Unread postby orbill » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:10 am

Can anyone help with giving me what I need to reload the 7.92 x 57 J. I have been told the 8mm mauser dies will work but I need to use the .303 sizing tool from there Im lost. I know I have the .318 barrel. I have a custom loading guy here in town I just need data and the dies and bullets of coarse
ant help would be appreciated.
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Re: reloading the 7.92x57J

Unread postby gamblrgrogan » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:48 pm

Most use a .32 cal bullet been lookin for a mold to make my own .318 cast bullets but no luck so far this won't work in your case but might help someone else if you get milsurp 8mm remove bullet and take %20 of charge out then reseat bullet. This thread could help a lot of us out with ammo supplies :!:

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Re: reloading the 7.92x57J

Unread postby orbill » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:28 pm

Absolutely I hope we can pull in the info and put it out there to help us all, thanks Ed for the info
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Re: reloading the 7.92x57J

Unread postby gamblrgrogan » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:29 pm

Forgot to add you need to buy bullets with a gas check or ones that can have a gas check added americal71 used 42 grains of 4064 with 200 grain bullets in his Gew88 range report with your barrel at .318 you need at least a .319 bullet which is why the .32 should be fine just remember the heavier the bullet the pressure will be higher so no hot loads with heavy bullets please for safety sake

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Re: reloading the 7.92x57J

Unread postby orbill » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:50 am

Looks like good info thank you
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Re: reloading the 7.92x57J

Unread postby orbill » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:46 pm

When I slugged the barrel it actually is more like .312, that is about what the barrel should be and shoots the .318 bullet from what I gather so that being said I wonder if bullets from a 7.62 round will work they mic out to .314 I believe and are around 120 grains. May not be very accurate at long distance but should not over pressure the old gal. I did run one through the barrel it seems to engage the rifling decently but does not take too much force.
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Re: reloading the 7.92x57J

Unread postby gamblrgrogan » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:51 pm

I would use a .320 cast bullet the Gew88's were made with three different bore sizes during their production with the .323 being last the Gew88 had bores .311 with a .3215 bullet the U.S. 8mm ammo should be fine because they use undersized bullets

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Re: reloading the 7.92x57J

Unread postby orbill » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:06 pm

Found a guy not too far from me has everything as far a sizing dies and bullets that will work. He test loaded 2 rounds for me one fired one did not. I may have read somewhere that some of the new primers are harder and don't always work anyone have any idea on that?
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Re: reloading the 7.92x57J

Unread postby gamblrgrogan » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:46 pm

orbill wrote:Found a guy not too far from me has everything as far a sizing dies and bullets that will work. He test loaded 2 rounds for me one fired one did not. I may have read somewhere that some of the new primers are harder and don't always work anyone have any idea on that?

Could be a bad primer but if you have any further problems with it change the spring for a new/different one Please keep us posted with your results

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Re: reloading the 7.92x57J

Unread postby orbill » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:46 am

Will do, he is going to use winchester primers next time and when it gets warmer I will try to do a range test.
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