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Other 8mm Milsurp
Besides the now somewhat rare Turkish loaded ammo the other once commonly available post WWII milsurp 8mm is Ecuadorian, Yugoslavian, and Romanian. The Ecuadorian and Yugoslavian come with 198 grain bullets while the Romanian is 154 grain. The Ecuadorian ammo is now rather scarce.
Here is some Yugoslavian ammo from 1954. It came in a weak tin box of 900 rounds packed 15 to a box on very nice steel stripper clips. This is brass cased, Berdan primed, lead core with copper jackets. About 40.5 grains of typical flake powder. Cases averaged about 172 grains unfired, slightly less than Turk cases. This ammo is well known for its hard primers and frequent failures to fire.
Some 1940 Yugo 8mm: this is supposed to be really good ammo. As good as the 1939 era German ammo that was offered for sale around 2002. The bullets weighed about 197 grains with about 42 grains of powder. The cases have not been annealed as they are on the 50's era ammo. The bullets are a different profile and are a bit longer than the 50's versions. A friend who got 400+ rounds in 2006 finally finished shooting all of them and reports no failures to fire. He wants more!
Photo above shows some Romanian 8mm with lacquer coated steel cases. Though made in '74, this is corrosive. The red stuff is sealant. See chronograph results.
Another somewhat common 8mm milsurp ammo from around 2005 comes with a 175 grain, cupro-nickel, jacketed
bullet, made by Sellier and Bellot, Vlasim in Occupied Czechoslovakia in 1944. Ammo
has 4 stakes in the primer pockets with brass cases. Some 1947 and 1949 dated rounds
have found their way into the 15 rd boxes (lending credence to the theory that this
is post war repack ammo). This is supposed to be good ammo.