- Romanian Manufacture
- Lacquered steel case
- Lead core
PW Arms ammunition is a great plinking round for your Mauser service rifle. Full metal jacket, lead core ammo is perfect for shooting on the range. This non-corrosive ammunition is manufactured in Romania and features Berdan primers in non-reloadable steel cases.
The designation 8mm Mauser or 8x57mm is the SAAMI nomenclature for the 7.92x57mm Mauser cartridge adopted by Germany in 1905. This cartridge is also knows as the 8x57 IS under the specifications of the C.I.P. Due to these discrepancies, marking on the headstamp or box of ammunition may not match the markings on the rifle. This same cartridge is also commonly called the 7.9mm, 7.9mm Mauser, 7.92 Mauser or Cartridge SA 7.92, all depending upon the manufacturer of the rifle or ammunition. This ammo is current commercial production ammo designed to function in bolt action rifles and is not to be confused with oversized 8x57 JS Mauser ammo that will function only in machine guns.
What Mauser Ammo and Reloading Components do I need?
MidwayUSA carries JS and JRS 8x57mm (8mm Mauser) ammunition and brass. The standard 8x57mm JS Mauser is by far the most common version of this cartridge, used in military and sporting bolt action rifles. The less-common JRS Mauser is a rimmed cartridge developed for double barrel rifles. If you have a bolt action 8mm Mauser, you will want 8x57mm JS Mauser ammunition and components.