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The 8x56R cartridge is a Rimmed, True 8mm ( .315 Bore, .329/330 Groove) Cartridge with a .329" Bullet; case Body shape is tapered, long-shouldered Bottleneck case

The Cartridge you call "8mm German " is the 7,9X57, CARTRIDGE, (.311 Bore, .323 Groove, and .323" Bullet) and Rimless. Body shape is a more cylindrical, body shape with a short, sharp shoulder. Also, Body dimensions (Diameters etc) are different.

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