Loading Ammunition for the German Gew. 88/Hanyang 88 Rifles [PICS]


By Terril Hebert

Shooting the Gew. 88 style of rifle requires some love and care to get it shooting safely, but the results justify the effort.

Getting your hands on a beautiful but rare rifle sometimes means you’re going to need to reload ammunition for it. Here’s what to expect with an 88 rifle.

A Brief History

When the French invented true smokeless powder and their 1886 Lebel rifle came out, it caught the world on fire. Germany was desperate to keep up with her age old enemy, so the government introduced a commission to build a rifle around a low pressure 8x57mm round.

The result was …read more

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