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Old 11-14-2012, 11:17 PM   #11
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Ok I'll sure do, thanks all

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Old 11-15-2012, 12:44 PM   #12
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The .303 was designed to shoot a round nose bullet, Ill tell you what, I have found that all my Enfields in .303 shoot these best.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/224779/remington-express-ammunition-303-british-180-grain-core-lokt-soft-point-box-of-20

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The .303 was designed to shoot a round nose bullet, Ill tell you what, I have found that all my Enfields in .303 shoot these best.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/224779/remington-express-ammunition-303-british-180-grain-core-lokt-soft-point-box-of-20
They originally fired a 215gn round nose projectile when they were 1st used in WW1 and then after that they updated them to use a 174gn FMJ round in WW2 and after and were then uprated again during WW2 to fire a HV Mk VII round that was also a machine gun round,regards
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I use to own a 303 British junk action lemon rifle a lot of deer were happy about it they all got away.

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They originally fired a 215gn round nose projectile when they were 1st used in WW1 and then after that they updated them to use a 174gn FMJ round in WW2 and after and were then uprated again during WW2 to fire a HV Mk VII round that was also a machine gun round,regards
This is correct, but I have found that the 180gr. RN shoot the best..............
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This is correct, but I have found that the 180gr. RN shoot the best..............
Just out of curiosty how does the RN projectile perform on large game like Deer or something like pigs as I've always used SP Spitzer type ammo in my reloads,regards
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Just out of curiosty how does the RN projectile perform on large game like Deer or something like pigs as I've always used SP Spitzer type ammo in my reloads,regards
150 yards it will go through both sides of a good size White tail...........
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Hairbair, what factory stuff have you played with an how was accuracy?

have u tried highland stuff?

i guess ill use a 180 federal factory stuff for my No1 for Sambar, just hope accuracy is in the ball park from my rifle...

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I ended up getting some Hornady custom 10 gr. SP, for $29 for 20, it better be good

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The .303 was designed to shoot a round nose bullet, Ill tell you what, I have found that all my Enfields in .303 shoot these best.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/224779/remington-express-ammunition-303-british-180-grain-core-lokt-soft-point-box-of-20
originally it used a RN bullet, however prior to WW1 they switched to the Mk7 174 spitzer bullet. WW2 introduced nitrocellulose "z" and Mk8 Boat tail MG bullets.
http://www.dave-cushman.net/shot/303hist.html
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