8 x 51 mm Mauser

Reloading data for 8 x 51 mm Mauser cartridges and specifications for cases and loads in this caliber.
Product number: CID_1163
Load data for caliber "8 x 51 mm Mauser"
The 8 x 51 mm Mauser is a type of medium-sized rifle cartridge developed by Ludwig Loewe & Company in 1888, and is still widely used today.

The 8 x 51 mm Mauser utilizes a 175 grain full metal jacketed bullet that produces velocities over 2,500 feet per second at the muzzle with an energy level of 2,969 ft/lbs - making it a potent round suitable for taking down medium to large sized game animals. The relatively low recoil also makes it suitable for use in bolt action or semi-automatic rifles, greatly increasing its rate of fire compared to more traditional single shot rifles chambered in similar calibers.

You find 8 x 51 mm Mauser with all common powders and bullets by clicking the 'Loads in this caliber' button above.

Technical Specifications (based on the respective safety standard - see more details in tab 'Datasheet' if available)

Caliber: 8 x 51 mm Mauser
Cartridge Type: Rimless
Bullet Diameter: 0.318 '' | 8.08 mm
Primer Size: Large Rifle (LR)
Max. Case Length (l3):1.99'' | 50.6 mm
Max .Cartridge Length / OAL:2.67'' | 67.82 mm
Maximum Standardized Pressure:49313.6 psi | 3400 bar
The Commission internationale permanente pour l'épreuve des armes à feu portatives ("Permanent International Commission for the Proof of Small Arms" – commonly abbreviated as C.I.P.) is an international organisation which sets standards for safety testing of firearms. (The word portatives ("portable") in the name refers to the fact the C.I.P. tests small arms almost exclusively; it is ordinarily omitted from the English translation of the name.) As of 2015, its members are the national governments of 14 countries, of which 11 are European Union member states. The C.I.P. safeguards that all firearms and ammunition sold to civilian purchasers in member states are safe for the users.
To achieve this, all such firearms are first proof tested at C.I.P. accredited Proof Houses. The same applies for cartridges; at regular intervals, cartridges are tested against the C.I.P. pressure specifications at the ammunition manufacturing plants and at C.I.P. accredited Proof Houses.

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