8mm MAUSER Ammo

8mm Mauser ammo (aka 8 x 57mm JS) is a centerfire, rimless, bottle-necked, .323 caliber, rifle cartridge originally adopted by the German military in 1888 and this cartridge continued to serve the German military through WWII.

The original cartridge used a .318 diameter bullet (designated JRS) but, in 1905, the chamber pressure was increased along an increase in bullet diameter to .323". Therefore, the larger bore diameter is always designated as "S" or "JS" and thus, 8mm Mauser ammunition designated "JS" should not be fired in the older model 1888 Mauser rifle but is safe to fire in the stronger Model '98 Mauser provided that you have the correct bore diameter.

Although this cartridge is a popular sporting round in Europe due to the fact that its case dimensions are nearly identical to the .30-06, it has never been adopted by North American gun manufactures as a standard sporting cartridge. However, due to the large number of military surplus rifles sold in the U.S. since the close of World War II that are chambered for this cartridge, its popularity has grown considerably among civilian shooters. In fact, this cartridge is capable of firing a wide range of bullet weights ranging from 125 grain to 227 grain at muzzle velocities ranging from 2,300 to 3,000 feet per second making the 8mm Mauser capable of humanely harvesting most any North American game species provided that appropriate loads and bullets are chosen.

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  1. 20rds - 8mm Mauser Federal Power-Shok 170gr. Soft Point Ammo 20rds - 8mm Mauser Federal Power-Shok 170gr. Soft Point Ammo

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    $34.95
    $1.75/ppr

    54 In Stock

  2. 20rds - 8X57 JS Hornady Match 196gr. BTHP Vintage Ammo 20rds - 8X57 JS Hornady Match 196gr. BTHP Vintage Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 1 Review(s)

    $31.95
    $1.60/ppr

    22 In Stock

  3. 20rds - 8mm Mauser Prvi Partizan 198gr. FMJ Ammo 20rds - 8mm Mauser Prvi Partizan 198gr. FMJ Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 11 Review(s)

    $18.49
    $0.92/ppr

    110 In Stock

  4. 20rds - 8mm Mauser Prvi Partizan 196gr. Soft Point Ammo 20rds - 8mm Mauser Prvi Partizan 196gr. Soft Point Ammo

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    $18.95
    $0.95/ppr

    40 In Stock

  5. 20rds - 8mm Mauser Sellier & Bellot 196gr. Soft Point Ammo 20rds - 8mm Mauser Sellier & Bellot 196gr. Soft Point Ammo

    ☆☆☆☆☆ 2 Review(s)

    $17.45
    $0.87/ppr

    114 In Stock

  6. 20rds - 8mm Mauser Sellier & Bellot 196gr. FMJ Ammo 20rds - 8mm Mauser Sellier & Bellot 196gr. FMJ Ammo
    $20.95
    $1.05/ppr

    34 In Stock

  7. 20rds - 8mm Mauser Winchester 170gr. Super-X Power Point Ammo 20rds - 8mm Mauser Winchester 170gr. Super-X Power Point Ammo
    $33.49
    $1.67/ppr

    5 In Stock

  8. 15rds - 8mm Mauser Yugo Military M-49 198gr. FMJ Ammo 15rds - 8mm Mauser Yugo Military M-49 198gr. FMJ Ammo
    $9.49
    $0.63/ppr

    13 In Stock

  9. 900rds - 8mm Mauser Yugo Military M-49 198gr. FMJ Ammo 900rds - 8mm Mauser Yugo Military M-49 198gr. FMJ Ammo
    $379.95
    $0.42/ppr

    7 In Stock

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Recent 8mm MAUSER Reviews

  • ☆☆☆☆☆
    This is, by far, the best ammo in my Yugo Mauser. Very accurate and powerful; it makes a great hog round and deer round. The bullets actually weigh 200 to 202 grain and I've chrono'd the ammo at just shy of 2500 ft./sec.
    Marcus Chauvin on 20rds - 8X57 JS Hornady Match 196gr. BTHP Vintage Ammo
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    I've shot this ammo through my Yugo Mauser and it kicks! It's fast, has a "cutting edge", soft point and a great heavy bullet. I find it a tad hard to control over the Hornady bthp. It's a powerful round and can take down big game and dangerous game, planet wide.
    Marcus Chauvin on 20rds - 8mm Mauser Sellier & Bellot 196gr. Soft Point Ammo
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    I have read a lot about this brand of 8mm ammo and decided to try it. The reviews were right. I had to rezero the scope due to the higher powder load but I shot tighter groups at 200 yards than I did before with Remington ammo.
    George Kern on 20rds - 8mm Mauser Sellier & Bellot 196gr. Soft Point Ammo
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    Always had good results fromm PPU. Priced better than most.
    vocalpatriot on 20rds - 8mm Mauser Prvi Partizan 198gr. FMJ Ammo