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Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Germany’s rimless 7.92x57mm Mauser cartridge was invented in 1888, and
its rimless design was incorporated into many subsequent military rifle
cartridges. Also known as the “8×57 Mauser,” it propelled a 225-grain,
.318-caliber, round-nosed full metal jacket (FMJ) bullet at almost 2,100
feet per second (fps). In 1905, the round was modernized by adding a
long-range, 154-grain, .323-caliber, spitzer bullet at 2,890 fps. The
round was changed after WWI to feature a 198-grain spitzer at 2,575 fps.