8 x 60

Reloading data for 8 x 60 cartridges and specifications for cases and loads in this caliber.
Product number: CID_1181
Load data for caliber "8 x 60"
The 8x60 is a rimless bottlenecked centerfire cartridge of German origin, dating back to the interbellum period between World War I and World War II. It was created as a result of German civilians not being allowed to own 8x57mm military rifles after WWI. The original load of the 8x60 is given as a 196-grain bullet at 2,443 fps yielding some 2,600 foot-pounds (ft-lbs) of muzzle energy.

It has seen use in many different firearms such as the Mauser sporter and other hunting rifles. It can also be used for target shooting and other recreational activities.

You find 8 x 60 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 60
Cartridge Type: Rimless
Bullet Diameter: 0.318 '' | 8.08 mm
Primer Size: Large Rifle (LR)
Max. Case Length (l3):2.36'' | 59.99 mm
Max .Cartridge Length / OAL:3.29'' | 83.59 mm
Maximum Standardized Pressure:58741.2 psi | 4050 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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