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danish krag caliber (Read 861 times)
Nov 6th, 2012 at 1:37am

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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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Reply #1 - Nov 6th, 2012 at 8:19pm

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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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Tom
 
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Reply #2 - Nov 6th, 2012 at 8:44pm

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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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Reply #3 - Nov 6th, 2012 at 11:48pm

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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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Reply #4 - Nov 7th, 2012 at 5:59am

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8x54 KJ is rimless, 8X58R has rim, two entirely different cartridges.
 
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Reply #5 - Nov 9th, 2012 at 5:29pm

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if it was converted for use during WW2 it would be rimless i would beleive.
 
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