8 x 50R LEBEL Ammo

The 8x50r Lebel, also known as the 8 x 51mmR, was quite unique when it was introduced. The 8mm French Lebel was adopted in 1886 and has the distinction of being the first smokeless powder round adopted by a military force. This was a mere two decades after the American Civil War, a war that still saw heavy use of single shot breech loaders. Frankly, the 8mm Lebel was the most advanced round of it’s time.

The round served within France and her colonies for over fifty years, two world wars, and several colonial disputes. The 8mm Lebel is the name of two French rounds, one for rifles and the other for revolvers. The rounds are of course not interchangeable and often differentiated with rifle or revolver after the round’s name.

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Recent 8 x 50R LEBEL Reviews

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    Looks great shoots great. Glad you had it in Stock. Wish I was able to get it more often.
    Nick Mazz on 50rds - 8mm Lebel Fiocchi 111gr. FMJ Ammo
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    Haven't used it yet but it all looks good. This particular ammo is seldom produced so you have to grab it when you see it. I grabbed 6 boxes to give me plenty of brass for reloading after firing. Graf's has the bullets, but as far as I know, this is the only 8mm Lebel revolver manufactured brass.
    Paul P. on 50rds - 8mm Lebel Fiocchi 111gr. FMJ Ammo
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    Excellent quality ammunition for Berthier and Lebel rifles.
    David Weise on 20rds - 8x50R Lebel Prvi Partizan 200gr. FMJ Ammo