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    I don't think you should shoot them. Just send them my way and I will shoot them for you
    Very funny! It it wasn't for the issues with ammo going on. I'd happily send half of it was more than I'd uncomfortably shoot my k98. So gentlemen it's definitely 8mm mauser?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gritmaster View Post
    it's definitely 8mm mauser?
    I suppose you don't have a dial caliper? Easy to measure the bullet at the case mouth and the length of the case. IE... 7.92×57mm Mauser - Wikipedia
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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    I suppose you don't have a dial caliper? Easy to measure the bullet at the case mouth and the length of the case. IE... 7.92×57mm Mauser - Wikipedia
    Unfortunately no. Recently moved have to make a trip and grab tools I no longer have access to at the shop which blows. Any other way to be sure? if not I'll try my best to go get some today or tomorrow and let you guys know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gritmaster View Post
    Unfortunately no.
    I understand, many don't. It's worth buying one so questions like this are easy to answer. They don't cost what one might think either, worth looking into.
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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    I understand, many don't. It's worth buying one so questions like this are easy to answer. They don't cost what one might think either, worth looking into.
    I know I was a builder/smith for a shop before i moved. Had all the tools at my disposal but was very rare i got to work on older rifles. 8mm isn't something i can visually tell. I may just go outside and fire a couple rounds and hope for the best. I'll update tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gritmaster View Post
    I may just go outside and fire a couple rounds and hope for the best.
    No, it'll be fine. Have confidence.
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    Egyptian ammo is very corrosive.
    We used to joke that is was so corrosive that you had to clean between rounds'

    CLEAN WITH WATER AFTER SHOOTING! Bolt face too.

    Then regular clean and lube.

    AZB

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    The 30-06 and the 8mm are all corrosive primed. FN did not switch over to non corrosive till half way through 1958. Now the 8mm could be Egyptian or it could be Iranian which has a lot of click.....bang or just click. Lot of that was floating around a few years ago.

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