8x50R Steyr


8x50R Steyr

This round was originally adopted by Austro-Hungarian empire in 1888, loaded with black powder and round-nose bullet. In 1890 it was converted to smokeless powder, and after that it served with Austro-Hungarian empire until its demise in 1918, and after all with Austran, Hungarian and some other armies. It became obsolete by the start of WW2, and no weapons were made for this cartridge since about 1930.
Designation Bullet weight, g Muzzle velocity, m/s Muzzle energy, J Comments
15.8 530 2220 black-powder load, with round-nose FMJ bullet
15.8 620 3045 smokeless load, with round-nose FMJ bullet

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