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    1954 ATF Turkish mauser

    I just picked up one of these at a local gun show for a song. Looks brand new and is one of the nicest rifles in my collection. I'm curious as to what kind of ammo should be shot through it. I have access to some Romanian surplus 8mm. Would this be ok to shoot or should I stick with trying to find some turkish ammo for it?


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    Romanian should be fine or any other 8x57 JS

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    Turk ammo is specifically designed for them so will theoretically produce the best results but any 8x57 will work fine.

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    Turk ammo is the Germanicon WWI loading. Find a 150gr. bullet and load to hot (2800fps) specs and you are ready to go. I still see Turk ammo at the gunshows so do look around. Be aware all the milsurp will be corrosive. So hot soapy water, then your Hoppe's No 9 and always in that order! Good luck.

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