Discussion in 'Firearms & Ammunition' started by Randy phipps, Aug 21, 2019.
Any possible leads on brass for my rifle? Thanks Randy
Interesting caliber. Had one nearly thirty years ago in a drilling and I am not sure where I located brass. Lot of help right? But I did want to say that it is a fine little cartridge (think 30-30 or better yet 32-40) for deer. Bet it is in an interesting firearm.
And I am sure you already know it uses the .318 bullet. If I remember correctly, mine loved the 196 grain SP. Beautifully accurate at seventy yards.
Do some research, but you may be able to form brass from the 9.3x72r.
Looks like Buffalo Arms has 9.3x57r360 cases (which is a really rare bird). Might check if resizing them would work.
It is a double 16 or 16 and 8x57 r 360.I'll try to post photos.
@ Randy Phipps I had a feeling that Sellier & Bellot were the right people so I just checked their website. They have 8x57 JR AND 8x57 JRS in their catalogue. I did not look at their components list but ... how many rounds would you fire in the next decade or two?
The 8x57r/360 is an obscure and completely different 8mm cartridge than either the 8x57 JR or JRS. It would be like buying a box of 30-06 to try to use in a rifle chambered for a 30-30.
Fair enough. Bit too quick off the block there.
I have been through a similar exercise myself. (albeit with 8 x 60 r) To start with I reformed 7 x 65r brass with a set of dies from C H tool and die in the states. After years of searching I stumbled across these people (link below) I now have a couple of hundred properly head-stamped cases, which should last me a while.
I don't know if they make the case you are looking for but it might be worth dropping them a line. Good luck
Just checked their website and yes they do.
There you go.
Contact Jeff Robertson . He'll make you 8× 57 R 360 brass cases . It’s $5.95 each with a 50 piece minimum for a total of $297.50 plus shipping. Their lead time is 3 months. I ordered Brass Cases from them for my Wife's .240 Apex Holland and Holland Mauser rifle in the past . One of their Brass cases ( on average ) lasts 4 reloads at the very least.
Hope this helps.
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