8mm Steyr ammo or 8mm Roth Steyr was adopted in 1907 for the Austrian cavalry. The 8mm Steyr cartridge was produced when automatic pistols were still in their infancy and land warfare was still revolving around the cavalry and the line troops. An early, but innovative pistol round, the Roth Steyr pistol was the first automatic pistol fielded by Austrian troops.

8mm Steyr bullets were traditionally a 113-grain projectile loaded in a cartridge capable of reaching 872 feet per second. At the time, that was quite fast for such a short and compact round. Modern loadings can even break the 1,000 feet per second level. The Roth pistol was actually a striker-fired pistol, the same type of firing mechanism firearms like Glock use. The 8mm Steyr is a surprisingly modern round when you take into consideration its design is over a century old.

The 8mm Roth Steyr and the Roth Steyr pistols are popular with collectors due to their varied history and rare nature. The Steyr Pistol is the only weapon chambered in the 8mm Roth Steyr cartridge. The 8mm Roth Steyr is still produced for collectors and enthusiasts. You can browse our in-stock line-up of 8mm Steyr ammo for sale below.

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Recent 8mm STEYR Reviews

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    I purchased four boxes of this product. I can confirm that Fiocchi 113gr FMJ ammunition works just fine in my Roth-Steyr M1907. The gun cycles fine and the cartriges seem consistent. The problem I'm having with these cartriges is that they fit too tightly in the stripper clip, making it annoyingly difficult and almost impossible to refill and use the clip to load the gun. First suspicion was that the stripper clip is bent and not to specifications (good luck finding the specs). Turns out that that's not the situation here. I have 1-1/2 boxes of the original nickle-plated bullet manufactured by Leon Beaux & C (S. A.). They load and fire just fine too, but do not bind in the stripper clip. I measured the extractor groove on both cases and found that the Fiocchi brass is .010 in. larger in diameter at the narrowest part of the groove. I'm now considering my options. Do I attempt to expand the stripper clip? Find and buy another stripper clip at circa $200 ea.? Time will tell. I plan to reload these so will have to work something out. I recommend you go slow and only buy one box to determine if you have the same problem! I still rated these with four stars because it is clean, operates well, and the primers are sealed for additional storage protection.
    Norman McMullen on 50rds - 8mm Steyr Fiocchi 113gr. FMJ Ammo