7.92x57mm Mauser (no ontology)

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The 7.92x57mm Mauser (Also known as 7.92mm Mauser, but also 8mm Mauser, 8x57 IS, 8x57 JS, and more) is a rifle cartridge developed by Mauser in the early 20th century, first adopted into military service as the service rifle for the German Empire in 1905. It is based on a cartridge of similar dimensions, type-designated as the Patrone m/88, after its adoption year of 1888. The m/88 cartridge featured a longer, round-nosed projectile and was loaded with blackpowder. In an effort to improve the performance of this cartridge, a new projectile was developed, the Spitzgeschoss (pointed bullet), which gave birth to the term spitzer bullet to refer to pointed bullets in general. The cartridge then transitioned to smokeless powder, thus becoming the 7.92x57mm Mauser.

A powerful and versatile rifle cartridge, suitable for use in infantry rifles, machine guns and precision rifles, 7.92 Mauser was adopted as the service rifle cartridge in a large number of countries besides Germany, and it remained in German service throughout until the adoption 7.62x51mm NATO in 1954 as part of the NATO standardization effort. It still sees great popularity in the hands of civilian shooters, particularly in Europe. Often compared to .30-06 Springfield in terms of power, 7.92 Mauser is a very popular hunting cartridge, being capable of taking about the same types of game as its American counterpart can.

Mazeworld overview

Type LDV C1 C2 C3 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5
Bullet +5 177% 168% 159% 142% 115% 89% 44% 13%

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  • Available for purchase in a gun shop or a weapon shop in boxes of 20 or bulk cans of 200.
  • Available brands and projectile types:
    • Standard (Regular, SP): FMJ, Match, JHP, JSP, AP, API
    • Reduced Velocity (Regular, -P): FMJ
    • Milsurp (Surplus, SP): FMJ, AP
  • Retail value of a standard round (Reg/FMJ/SP): 6.50 P$ /round
  • Recoil level: 4 - Heavy

Handloading information

  • Primer type: Large rifle
  • Powder type: Rifle
  • Projectile type: .323, 198 grain
  • Standard load: 600 pwdr
    • -P load: 540 pwdr
  • Cost of a 50 case box: 100 P$ (2 P$/case)
  • Estimated cost to handload 1 standard round (Reg/FMJ/SP): 4.681 P$

Weapons compatible

Standard weapons

Total amount of standard weapons available in this caliber: 6

Class 1 weapons:

  • Mauser Karabiner 98k, conventional rifle
  • Mauser MG42, machine gun
  • Mauser M03, conventional rifle
  • Rheinmetall FG42, combat rifle
  • Walther Gewehr 43(W), conventional rifle
  • Zastava M76, precision rifle

Maze Customs

Barrel length groups

Depending on the barrel length of the firearm, a multiplier to Pain and Limb damage is applied. Please refer to the lists of weapons or to the event lines to know your particular weapons' barrel length.

Group name Length range Damage multiplier
Rifle 19" and beyond 1x


7.92x57 FMJ

See also

Real life information