This is corrosive ammunition. It will cause your rifle to rust up if you do not take extra steps while cleaning. This ammo is also Bedan-primed. Its brass cases are reloadable, but will not accept the Boxer primers that are almost exclusively used for handloading in the United States.
Looking for a great deal on 8mm Mauser ammo? Greece produced a whole bunch of the stuff back during the 1930s and ‘40s, but their military fortunately never found a use for it. This ammo has sat around for decades while remaining in remarkably good condition, and we’re shipping it out by the case!
This cartridge is loaded with a 198 grain FMJ bullet, which has a solid lead core. We have not yet determined this round’s muzzle velocity, but it is reasonable to assume that the Greek military called for 8mm Mauser ammo with a muzzle velocity of or around 2,600 fps. The ammo’s brass cases bear “PCM” headstamps, and their primers are sealed to help lock out moisture that could impact performance.
8mm Mauser - 198 Grain FMJ - Greek Military Surplus - 960 Rounds *Corrosive* For Sale