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|All information listed assumes Standard FMJ (Reg/SP/FMJ)|
|Cost per round||6.50|
|Weight per round (units)||0.05|
|Quantity (retail box/bulk can)||20 / 200|
|Primer type||Large rifle|
|Powder type||Rifle powder|
|Projectile type||.323, 198 grain|
|Cost per case||2.00|
|Standard load (SP)||600 pwdr|
|Cold load (-P)||540 pwdr|
|Hot load (+P)||N/A pwdr|
|Super load (+P+)||N/A pwdr|
|Real world information|
|Ref. barrel length (inches)||24 (Karabiner 98k)|
|Muzzle velocity||761 m/s (2495 ft/s)|
|Muzzle energy||3711 Joule (2737 ft-lbf)|
|Country of origin||German Empire|
|Year||1903 (S Patrone)|
7.92x57mm Mauser is a type of ammunition for firearms. It is classified as a (R)ifle caliber.
Originally developed as a round-nosed projectile designated Patrone 88 (Cartridge 88, after its year of introduction, 1888), what truly became the modern incarnation of this cartridge was initially known as the S Patrone cartridge, introduced in 1903, which offered a spitzer bullet; pointed, instead of round-nosed, greatly improving the bullet's aerodynamics. Since then, all subsequent and modern variations on the cartridge have employed the same basic principles of the S Patrone cartridge.
7.92x57mm is pronounced seven point ninety-two by fifty-seven millimeters.
This caliber has been given a large amount of designations and synonyms; 7.92x57mm, 7.92mm Mauser, 7.9mm Mauser, 8x57mm Mauser, 8x57mm, 8x57 IS, 8x57 JS, 8mm Mauser, and many more.
There are 10 base weapons chambered in this caliber.
- DISA Madsen M1924
- Maadi Hakim
- Mauser Gewehr 1898
- Mauser Karabiner 98k
- Mauser M03
- Mauser MG42
- Rheinmetall FG42
- Walther Gewehr 43(W)
- Zastava M76
- Zbrojovka Brno ZH-29
Barrel length groups
The reference barrel length belongs to the group listed in italics.
|Group name||Barrel length range||Damage multiplier|
|Carbine||Up to 18.9"||0.9x|
|Rifle||19" - 25.9"||1.0x|
|Long rifle||26" and beyond||1.05x|
The following brands and projectile types are available in retail:
|Brand name||Composition||Available projectile types|
|Standard||Reg/SP|| FMJ (1.0x)|
|Reduced Velocity||Reg/-P||FMJ (0.9x)|
|Milsurp||Surp/SP|| FMJ (0.25x)|
|Sniper Premium||Prem/SP|| FMJ (3.0x)|
The multipliers listed correspond to the value multipliers to cost of ammunition provided by powder type, pressure level, and projectile type. They are included on this table as a convenience, in order to tell at a glance the cost of a given brand and projectile combination.
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