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I'm about to buy my first reloading set up this week and will be reloading for my 8mm Mauser a Yugo m48. I wanted to know a load for shooting out to 1000 to 1100 yards. I know the germans in ww2 had such loads but I'm having a hard time finding anything concrete as to how they loaded their rounds. Any help would be nice, I know 8mm isn't the best choice for a long-range cartridge but I love its history and the guns that use it. Thank you for your help. Darza.
 

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Darza44 the 8x57js is a really fun round to reload and shoot out of my Yugoslav M48, for long rang target work there’s only a few Bullet’s that available that can be used for that application. Hornady makes a 198 Gr BTHP, and Sierra makes a 200 Gr BTHP, which is suppose to be a very close copy of what the Germans used back in WWII. Also Hornady makes a 196 Gr BT Soft Point for hunting, maybe you can work up load with that as a alternative.
 

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Darza44 the 8x57js is a really fun round to reload and shoot out of my Yugoslav M48, for long rang target work there’s only a few Bullet’s that available that can be used for that application. Hornady makes a 198 Gr BTHP, and Sierra makes a 200 Gr BTHP, which is suppose to be a very close copy of what the Germans used back in WWII. Also Hornady makes a 196 Gr BT Soft Point for hunting, maybe you can work up load with that as a alternative.
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Thank you for the input. Again I'm new to the whole reloading thing. What brand/type of powder would work best and how much? I know its a grey area question but I'd like a rough idea of where to start.
 

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Thank you for the input. Again I'm new to the whole reloading thing. What brand/type of powder would work best and how much? I know its a grey area question but I'd like a rough idea of where to start.
You might consider N540, RE15 or even H4350. As to how much . . . you'll need to do some load development and a good starting point to be safe will be around 10% below max recommended charge from the powder makers charts. For example: Alliant Powder - Reloader's Guide or https://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/rifle
 

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I'm about to buy my first reloading set up this week and will be reloading for my 8mm Mauser a Yugo m48. I wanted to know a load for shooting out to 1000 to 1100 yards. I know the germans in ww2 had such loads but I'm having a hard time finding anything concrete as to how they loaded their rounds. Any help would be nice, I know 8mm isn't the best choice for a long-range cartridge but I love its history and the guns that use it. Thank you for your help. Darza.
IMR 4064 was my best powder. Barnes has copper bullets, 160ttsx and 180 tsx both shoot very well. My pre-war Sauer 98 Mauser.
 
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