View Full Version : 7mm or 8mm?

03-27-2017, 05:43 PM
I have an old sporterized GEW 98 model dated 1918 Amberg on it. I last shot the gun in 1976. I truly don't remember if the gun is a 7 or 8mm, as I cannot find the old box of Remington shells that I used back then, although I know I still have them somewhere! :-) Any way to tell without killing myself? Also, I see some talk about the use of lower pressure shells in older guns. Can anyone tell me what that is about?

Helen Keller
03-27-2017, 06:02 PM
Amberg is 8mm

Oviedo is 7x57.

by 1918 everyone was basically done with making 93/95 actions and were sold in the 98.

03-27-2017, 06:54 PM
Send us a pic if you wish. I have a cobbled together Mitchell 98.
I love wood and steel.