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8x56r Austrian Hungarian, 8x56mm Rimmed Hungarian, 8x56r, Austrian m30, Hungarian m31  

The 8x56R cartridge was developed by the Austrians for the Steyr-Solothurn light machine gun, then adapted to the m95. It was adopted as the Austrian M30. In 1931 the Hungarian Army adopted the 8x56mm cartridge to replace the Austro-Hungarian 8x50mm. The new round was designated as the m 31.

 
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New Production Ammo none known.

Surplus Ammo - Very difficult to find.

Reloading Dies are made by RCBS and Lee Precision.

Reloading components can be found at Huntington's and Midway USA .

Brass - Bertram manufactures new brass and 7.62x54 Russian can be reformed to fit.

Powder - IMR 3031, IMR 4320, IMR 4895 are good powders for this round.


Cartridge Name 8x56Rmm Austrian/Hungarian Mannlicher
Bullet Diameter .329
Case Neck Diameter .365
Case Shoulder Diamete .473
Case Base Diameter .491
Case Rim Diameter .554
Case Rim Thickness .060
Case Length 2.20
Overall Cartridge Length 3.02
Military Bullet Weight 206
Velocity 2300
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