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8X56R Hungarian

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Adopted in 1930, the 8×56mmR is a large, rimmed cartridge. Performance is significantly hampered by the modest 52,000-psi working pressure. First adopted by Austria in 1930, then by Hungary in 1931, and then by Bulgaria in 1934, it is used in machineguns and battle-rifles.

This cartridge uses an odd bullet diameter of 0.330-inch and therefore it is hard to find bullets to handload in it. Common 8mm bullets are far too small to give good results and require significantly under-sizing the case neck for it to get any grip on the bullet. Any load using such bullets that happened to have decent accuracy would be akin to a miracle. Lee makes a bullet mould. Periodically, Hornady and Woodleigh, among others, have offered bullets in this diameter.

Performance with full-power loads is significant due to the large caliber and case capacity. With a 22-inch barrel, this round will launch 200-grain bullets at 2600 fps. As such, given an appropriate bullet, such as the Woodleigh 250 in either FMJ or SN, it is suitable for any big-game hunting worldwide.

Die Sets
Lee Collet Necksizing 2-Die Set
Lee RGB Die Set
Lee Full-Length Sizing Die Set
Lee Breech Lock Die Set
Lee Ultimate 4-Die Set
Lee Loader
Single Dies
Full-Length Sizing Die
Sizing Die
Neck Sizing Die
Undersize Sizing Die
Charging Die
90194 (Long Charging Die)
Seating Die
Factory Crimp Die
Taper Crimp Die
Inline Bullet Feed Die
Die Accessories
Guided Decapper
Undersized Flash Hole Decapping Mandrel
Undersized Mandrel
Case Conditioning Tools
Case Length Gauge and Shell Holder
Quick Trim Die
Reloader Press (50 RPH)
Hand Press (50 RPH)
Challenger Press (50 RPH)
Classic Cast Press (50 RPH)
Value Turret Press (250 RPH)
Classic Turret Press (250 RPH)
Ultimate Turret Press (250 RPH)
Pro 1000 Press (500+ RPH)
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Six Pack Pro Press (500+ RPH)
Shell Plates and Holders
Priming Tool Shell Holder
90200 (#16)
Universal Press Shell Holder
90003 (R16)
X-Press Shell Holder (APP)
91549 (#16)
Pro 1000 Shell Plate
Auto Breech | Pro 4000 Shell Plate
90659 (16)
Six Pack Pro Shell Plate
91850 (16L)
Inline Bullet Feed
Inline Bullet Feed Die
Inline Bullet Feed Kit
Inline Bullet Feed Magazine
Bullet Casting
Classic Bullet Sizing Kit
Breech Lock Bullet Sizer and Punch
Bullet Molds

Challenger III

From $117.00

Ultimate Turret Press

From $320.00

Deluxe APP Press Kit


The Lee Deluxe Automatic Processing Press gives you the same priming convenience found only on expensive progressive reloading presses.


Six Pack Pro Press

From $400.00