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Title: Needing help for BAMM 8 mm cast loads
Post by: Watauga Kid on January 13, 2018, 04:45:11 PM
I am looking for assistance in finding a 8 mm Mauser cast bullets an reduce load data.  And dies.
Title: Re: Needing help for BAMM 8 mm cast loads
Post by: DUSTY BODDAMS on January 13, 2018, 06:12:55 PM
Well howdy WK, Hoodoo Brown has these bullets local in .323 G.C. and Norm Purcella has them hitek  coated and G.C. Hoodoo number is 432-661-3745 he can load these for you! and Norm is 575-625-2825.  8mm is an easy to load round and usually will go to shoot'n right off the bat. One thing of note most all the 8mm use 3 bump clips. What rifle did you get? Start about 14 grains of trail boss that's what grouchy spike uses for powder in his k31. Red dot ,2400, what do you have to work with ? Loads are flexible with what we are trying to do and I bet you've got powder on the shelf that will work well.  Dusty B
Title: Re: Needing help for BAMM 8 mm cast loads
Post by: Garrison Joe on January 13, 2018, 06:44:42 PM
RCBS has a nice 170 grain RNFP mold in .323 diameter if you want to cast your own.  I make them about 16 Brinnell hardness (wheelweights with 25% linotype in it), Hornady gas check, White Label Carnuba Red lube, and load over 20 grains of 5744 or 18 grains of 4227.   I can usually keep those under 2 MOA.

Not a lot of commercial sources for cast rifle bullets, and 8MM are not a common one even if you find someone casting.  Getting them from Hoodoo or Purcella is an easy way to start.

Good luck, GJ

Title: Re: Needing help for BAMM 8 mm cast loads
Post by: DUSTY BODDAMS on January 13, 2018, 08:06:29 PM
Hey I forgot to mention Norm makes a .325 bullet also for oversized or worn bore problems
Title: Re: Needing help for BAMM 8 mm cast loads
Post by: DUSTY BODDAMS on January 13, 2018, 08:07:54 PM
GJ, what fps are you getting with the 4227 load?
Title: Re: Needing help for BAMM 8 mm cast loads
Post by: Garrison Joe on January 13, 2018, 11:34:06 PM
GJ, what fps are you getting with the 4227 load?

About 1500 FPS +/-  (estimated, haven't shot that one over chrony)

And about 1550 FPS on the 5744 (per instruments)

Good luck, GJ
Title: Re: Needing help for BAMM 8 mm cast loads
Post by: Watauga Kid on January 22, 2018, 02:28:33 PM
I would like to thank Dusty Boddams an Hoodoo Brown for coming to my aid. I have my rifle up an running. Thanks again; The Watauga Kid.   :)  :)  :) .