British Enfield 303

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Peter185, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Peter185

    Peter185 New Member

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    Inherited this rifle with lots of cartridges. Can the 303 cartridges be used in any other caliber hunting rifle?
     
  2. Sniper75

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    How many rounds do you have??? The only ones I can find is $40 for a box of twenty for my rifle. Any other rifle I am almost 100% that you can't I imagine someone out there might know something but again I don't think so
     

  3. Catfish

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    Your ammo can be used in any other rifle chambered in 303.
     
  4. ACRhino

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    I think Savage had a .303 chambering ... and there is always the Vickers machine Gun lol.
     
  5. 303tom

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    As if you can`t tell by my handle, (YES) I have killed several White-tail with a Enfield.
     

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  6. Firearms4ever

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    The .303 British cartridge can be utilized in any firearm chambered for the .303 British cartridge. I'm not familiar with any modern bolt action rifles that are chambered in it, but I'm certain there are several out there.
     
  7. TLuker

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    Ruger makes a nice single shot in .303 British, but that's about it. Occasionally you see an older rifle in .303 British that's not an Enfield but it's rare. Savage had a .303 Savage cartridge but that is an entirely different caliber than a .303 British. Savage also produced an Enfield in .303 British. It's possible they produce a hunting rifle in .303 British but I'm not sure?
     
  8. TLuker

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    Please Post Some Pics of That Enfield?

    Peter185, post some pictures of that Enfield. They're great guns. There's a lot of different types of Enfields and they all have an interesting history.
     
  9. HOSSFLY

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    Nice rifle :cool:
     
  10. 30-30remchester

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    The Savage 303 and the British 303 are NOT the same caliber and are NOT interchangable.
     
  11. Firearms4ever

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    Or the Bren light machine gun ;).
     
  12. HOSSFLY

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    REAL good point of fact :cool:
     
  13. donthav1

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    let's see some pictures of yours!

    here's mine, dated 1906:
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    it's wearing an old Bushnell ScopeMaster 6X with post reticule to kinda keep with the vintage look & feel of the gun

    i didn't get on the ball quick enough so i missed out on deer season this year but this belonged to a great uncle of mine & it was his deer rifle for many years.

    in the stores around here .303 is close to $40 a box after tax so i feel your pain sniper75. but i've bought shells online for as cheap as $15 or so for a box for S&B, so that's probably your best bet too.
     
  14. Marlinman

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    That is i think the best looking sporterized rifle i have seen.
     
  15. zimm

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    P-14 rifles were made in the U. S. for Great Britain during WWI and were chambered for the .303 British cartridge. This rifle was the basis for the M-1917 rifle used by the U. S.
    It is my understanding that G.B. did not issue P-14 rifles to front-line units during the war.
     
  16. dteed4094

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    Mod Santa Fe,Golden State Arms 303 Brit.jpg
    This was my very first rifle, given to me 50 years ago when I was 13. It was sporterized by Golden State Arms. I recently (about 12 years ago) put a different stock and a scope on it. it is still my favorite rifle.
     
  17. TLuker

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    The Twins (They're Not Identical)

    The one on top is a 1944 No4 with a Charles Daily 4x16. I got it from my Daddy when I was 16 (He got a new .270). He says that was the day I started killing deer and he stopped. We still joke that you could shoot a deer in the hoof with this gun and it would still drop in its tracks. Unfortunately, the foregrip has started warping and touching the barrel. It has been temporarily replaced. I'm either going to insert a metal rod to straighten it or just put it back as is and retire the old war horse. This is my sentimental favorite.

    Bottom is a 1943 No1 with a Simmons 44mag. It's the redheaded step child of my guns; tough as nails but still shoots great.

    Enfields are great guns :)
     

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  18. 303tom

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    I have one other sporterized Enfield but it is not a .303, this one is a 2A.
     

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  19. Marlinman

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    Great looking rifle also
     
  20. DunRanull

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    OP, you do worse than a nice .303 converted to sporter or left as-is. Having a lot of ammo is a GOOD thing. I got a nice post-ww2 Lee-Enfield from the widow of a departed ww2 vet. With it came a bunch of ammo, most in original packing, marked "Lend-Lease" Made in America by Winchester I believe. There was a lot of loose ammo which I shot up and saving the Lend-Lease stuff for a future collector perhaps.
    Mine was a "Fazakerly 1948" or 47. Shot very accurately, so well that I started to reload for it. The only downside was the wood. Looked as if the Brits recycled old wood on new firearms. Not that it helps much but the Russian 7.62X54R, the Jap .30 cal Arisaka and the .303 were designed along similar lines. The ammo isnt interchangable but close.

    I know people from western Canada- BC- who grew up on the Brit .303- bear, deer, elk or whatever, the round being very popular and cheap up there at the time, kinda like the '06 Springfields were here...