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Does anyone know where I can get loaded 8mm Siamese ammunition - both Type 45 (8x50R) and Type 66 (8x52R)? Both I another collector are trying to acquire a couple of boxes of modern loads. I did a quick search on the net and only come up with reloading components.

Any help would be appreciated.

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All I saw were components too..I thought buffalo would have it for sure, but they didnt. I havent a set of dies for either calibre or Id do it.Brass is awful costly for them tho.I 'think" a guy could rework 8x56R possibly into 8mm siam. and save some money maybe.
 

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Frank,

I'll am happy to load some for you and your friend. How big of a hurry are you two for the ammo? I'd only charge him my cost and shipping. Just let me know.

Take care, Shannon
 

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Seems to me Shotgun News had a reload article on this a few months back......I wouldn't mind finding some myself....I would swear i saw some info on this subject....Three or for issues ago they had a reloading piece ...i tmay have been there....i will see if I can find it...
 

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As per phone conversation ... I have it covered for you ... I will load it to specs for you.

Here is the loads I will do for you:



Siamese 8x50Rmm Type 45
Original Cartridge:
Case Length ... 1.983 / 50.3682 mm
Overall Length ... 2.970 / 75.4380 mm
Rim Diameter: .560
Rim Thickness: .055
Base Diameter: .498
Neck Diameter: .348
Bullet Diameter: .321 ... 237 gr. round nose, lead cored, cupro-nickel clad, FMJ
FPS: 2050 MPS: 625

I used the Woodleigh .323 220gr. Round Nose Soft Nose SD: .301 BC: .355 bullet as this was the closest to the original specs above and the results:
IMR 4895 ... 40.8grs. = 2050 fps
IMR 4895 ... 41.0grs. = 2055 fps
Case: Remington R-P / Reformed by Buffalo Arms
Primer: Winchester Large Rifle
Case Length: 1.980
Overall Length is 2.970


Siamese 8x52Rmm Type 66
Original Cartridge:
Case Length: 2.047 / 51.9938 mm
Overall Length: 2.941 / 74.70 mm
Rim Diameter: .560
Rim Thickness: .065
Base Diameter: .506
Neck Diameter: .348
Bullet Diameter: .321 ... 181gr. spitzer boat-tail bullet, lead cored, a gilding-metal or copper-washed steel FMJ jacket
FPS: 2250 / MPS: 685

I used the Nosler .323 180 gr. Ballistic Tip SD: .246 BC: .357 bullet as this was the closest to the original specs above and the results:
IMR 3031 ... 38.5grs. = 2250 fps
IMR 4064 ... 40.5grs. = 2250 fps
IMR 4320 ... 42.5 to 42.7grs. = 2250 fps
Case: Remington R-P / Reformed by Buffalo Arms
Primer: Winchester Large Rifle
Case Length: 2.037
Overall Length is 3.037

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Siamese Ammo

To: [email protected]
Subject: Siamese loaded ammo
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 20:34:47 -0600


Sir
How much is this ammo? How much would shipping be to 70056? What is the parent brass used?
Thanks Jack

8X50Rmm Siamese Mauser T45 237gr FMJ-RN
8X52Rmm Siamese Mauser T66 181gr FMJ

Both are $89.99/box of 20. Call to order, 727-530-1129

 

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Both are $89.99/box of 20 .... YIKES !!!
Glad I reload my own and can get brass cheaper than what they charge
Patrick
 
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