|That’s right, I’m not embaressed to let you see my messy bench top… I told you it needed cleaning. But you can see the Turk bandoleer in its complete form. And bottom center is the 50 cal can it has been stored in for a few years.|
|This is just the full clips on top of the bandoleer. So far so good right? Well lets take a closer look-|
|This was the worst cracked case I had. The brass was just brittle.|
|Pulled bullet, I would not exactly call that a cannalure. More like a really, really tight crimp.|
|Fill er to the top!! The powder would be just under the bottom of the bullet. I have a suspicion that these were compressed loads.|
No the pliers were not used for the bullet pulling. The electrical tape covered jaws work great for holding surplus 30-06 rounds when reaming out the primer pocket, why is it in the photo?? I told you I need to clean up.
I've shot plenty of this stuff over the years, and as many of the MilSurp shooters out there know, this stuff is hot, and it's not surprising the powder is jammed in the case. Dad and I used to joke they simply filled the case with powder, jammed the bullet on top, and called it a day; and it looks like we may not have been that far off. "Powder measures are for pussies!"
As Cro mentioned, it'll work in a bolt-action Mauser fine, since it's a strong action, and has gas channels to redirect wayward pressure, but I strongly suggest you DO NOT use Turkish 8mm Mauser ammo in any Semi-Automatic rifle! Blown cases happen quite regularly with Turkish 8mm ammo.