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danish krag caliber
Nov 6th, 2012 at 6:37am
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new to forum but not to the krag, though I just got my first danish 1889. auction house was selling it as 8x54 r (german rework wwII) ie a 6.5 x55 caliber opened up to an 8 mm ...any one knows any data about that ? I have seen that most are 8x58r.will get a 8x58 to see if it will chamber in AM.
  
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Re: danish krag caliber
Reply #1 - Nov 7th, 2012 at 1:19am
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Well, I can't say what has happened to that gun.  But, the Danish Krags were chambered in 8x58R.

I have a few of them and reload to shoot them.

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Re: danish krag caliber
Reply #2 - Nov 7th, 2012 at 1:44am
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sounds like a typo error on there part as most German ammo is 8x58 so do as you say and try a round and see iof it chambers.
  
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Re: danish krag caliber
Reply #3 - Nov 7th, 2012 at 4:48am
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thanks ,the 8x58  fit well and was extracted by the bolt (45/70 base) are dies available easily? and can someone suggest an average load?
incidentally I found at midway usa a 8x54  krag jorg. die -neck sizer for 92$
  
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Re: danish krag caliber
Reply #4 - Nov 7th, 2012 at 10:59am
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8x54 KJ is rimless, 8X58R has rim, two entirely different cartridges.
  
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Re: danish krag caliber
Reply #5 - Nov 9th, 2012 at 10:29pm
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if it was converted for use during WW2 it would be rimless i would beleive.
  
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