This is my Schutzen rifle Martini action,cal 8,15X46R. The firm on the barrel is : Joh. Haberda Hofbuchsenmacher in Frauenberg.
Someone know where, in Europe, can I find this not rare but osolete caliber?
I don't know the situation on ammunition in Italy, and if I knew what it was recently, things are liable to change. It may come down to reloading, which is likely to be the most satisfying with a rifle of this type anyway.
Cases were made by RWS fairly recently, and may still be. They can also be made from any case in the .30-30 family, .32-40 probably being the easiest. I expect there are several firms that make the dies, but I've always liked CH4D, from whom they cost $52.16. .318 is probably right for the bullet diameter, the same as the sporting J-bore 8x57, but it is a good idea to check what is right for your rifle. Ammodump in Australia can supply one or two good ones, in this and adjacent sizes. You could very likely size down a .323 S-bore 8x57 bullet.
Calgacus gave great advice. RWS is still making brass but you can use any of the 30/30 family of brass. I use RWS brass, C-H dies, cast bullets and light 32/40 loading data for starters. Mine is a Mauser Type C and is a blast to take to the range.
The ammo reloading is legal in Italy and we can find brass, powder and bullets of any rifle and handgun caliber.
The 30-30 appears as the best option; I have many empty cases from my 94 carbine.
Thanks to all!
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