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by JBaum
Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 am
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Differences between 308 and 8mm?
Replies: 20
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belts

well, considering how cheap MG42 belts are ($7 each), and how many times they can be used (like, forever), I didn't think cutting up belts was such a bad idea. And getting belts into NJ that were 15 rounds long would be simple.... I know lots of people with tin snips that would cut them up. Buying a...
by JBaum
Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Differences between 308 and 8mm?
Replies: 20
Views: 2991

belts vs. links

The links would work for 8mm if they were tight enough...but you would need the feed pawls from the MG3. They're made for M60 links instead of the 50 round belts. The feed pawls are what pulls the belt across the feed tray. I can't say I've ever tried what you're trying to do.... I have the required...
by JBaum
Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: MG42 General Discussion
Topic: Differences between 308 and 8mm?
Replies: 20
Views: 2991

according to the manual, the booster cone size....

According to page 15 of the H.Dv. 216/6 manual, the recoil nozzle size for 8mm Mauser is 14mm, but the 11.5mm nozzle can be used to increase the rate of fire. For 7.62 x 51mm (.308), only the 11mm nozzle is to be used. I can't say that doing anything else will or won't work, or is or isn't dangerous...

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