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Old 11-02-2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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Hey guys I just got onto a Ruger no1 303 for a good deal. always wantdd one an couldnt pass it up!!

just wondering who using a Brit for deer hunting, or has done for Elk even?
your experiences ?

i plan on using it open sight for 100m average shots in sit-an-wait situations .
pretty stoked


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Old 11-02-2012, 04:26 PM   #2
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I use a .303 SMLE for deer. Put the bullet where it should go, is more than adequate for the task.


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I have been using .303 for years...............Never failed to put down the biggest deer !
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.303s with military issue MK Vll ball have taken elephant.

Not my first choice for pachyderms, but..just sayin....

More than adequate in the hands of a good hunter and rifleman for North American game.
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.303s with military issue MK Vll ball have taken elephant.

Not my first choice for pachyderms, but..just sayin....

More than adequate in the hands of a good hunter and rifleman for North American game.
Not MKVII, Bell used .303 w/ Lead solid bullets. MKVII came after Bell.

"He shot his first safari with a Lee Enfield in .303 British and the 215 grain army bullet"
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The .303 British is my favorite cartridge for deer. It drops them faster than any other round I've ever used. And I've dropped deer from 10 yards to 300 yards with it.
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Puts em down & keeps em down..........
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/224779/remington-express-ammunition-303-british-180-grain-core-lokt-soft-point-box-of-20
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Not MKVII, Bell used .303 w/ Lead solid bullets. MKVII came after Bell.

"He shot his first safari with a Lee Enfield in .303 British and the 215 grain army bullet"
But several others after Bell used Mk Vll. And countless indiginous troops used it for everything since it was all they had available.


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