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haenel manlicher

jaegermisterjaegermister Member Posts: 692 ✭✭✭✭
edited April 2016 in Ask the Experts
considering purchase of sporting rifle, 8x57j .318 bore. this is sporting version
of model 88 commision rifle. I already reload for 8x57 jr , rimmed .318 cartridge.
will my dies work using a 8x57 rimless shell holder, . 318 expander pilot and
8x57 brass? I need to locate clips to test for feed functioning, how reliable
does this model feed? any advice on this rifle appreciated.

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    jaegermisterjaegermister Member Posts: 692 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    sorry for misspelling should be haenel+mannlicher
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    p3skykingp3skyking Member Posts: 25,750
    edited November -1
    I have a couple of early Gew 88's still in .318 and still require the clips. They feed fine and are quite smooth.

    I haven't had to load any ammo since I have an ancient box of NORMA ammo, but I'd give what you're proposing a whirl. You should be able to load it in an 8x57 JS set of dies although the crimp might not be as tight as you would like. Remember, it's the bullet that has to be .318, the case will probably chamber just fine.

    Good luck and let me know what you find out.
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    nononsensenononsense Member Posts: 10,928 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    jaegermister,

    quote:...will my dies work using a 8x57 rimless shell holder, . 318 expander pilot and 8x57 brass?

    Yes it should work. Many of us have doing this same thing with rimmed and rimless versions of the same case for years.

    Best.
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    jaegermisterjaegermister Member Posts: 692 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    where to get clips? do clips need any attention to work well?
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    p3skykingp3skyking Member Posts: 25,750
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by jaegermister
    where to get clips? do clips need any attention to work well?


    I came across a site that had reproduction clips, the one's you're looking for have the huge round hole in the sides. Just do an online search and they'll pop up since I don't remember the site.
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    TfloggerTflogger Member Posts: 3,322 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have one in 7x57, round nose bullets feed best.
    OAL is more important than with a Mauser.
    Try to find one of the snap on clip blocking things. I know that sounded stupid but it has been 25 years since I bought one.
    Email me and I will find you one.
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    jaegermisterjaegermister Member Posts: 692 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    going to locate a clip, make up some dummy rounds for feed
    test before i buy, not familiar enough with this firearm to go
    and directly lay down money. many questions like , if you insert
    charger clip and want to empy loaded magazine, how?
    this rifle has a hindged floor plate but hole appears only large enough
    for empty clip to come out. and how does the latch in trigger guard
    engage the clip? and does this take the 88 commision clip?
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