Have been trying to work up a good load for the 8mm Mauser with poor results. Have tried several powders with different loads, tested these loads in three rifles, and in all cases was lucky to get five rounds on an 8.5 x 11 inch target sheet at 50 yds. I think I have narrowed the problem down to the bullet.
I have been casting the Lee 175 gr. bullet. The cast diameter is .324 and I sized them to .323. Have slugged the barrel of my Turk M-48 with one of my cast bullets and found the .323 is just a little undersize. Before I go to the further expense for a larger bullet (mold, sizer die, top punch, etc.) I would like to try some .325 or .326 bullets. Problem is I have not been able to find a source that sells cast bullets for the 8mm Mauser. I would appreciate any information (website, address and/or phone number) of any sources that produce a suitable cast bullet.
I've had excellent results using cast bullets in .30-06, 7.62x54R, 7.5x55 Swiss, and several handguns. With your help, I hope to solve the problem with the 8mm Mauser.