.303 ammo help?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Gizord1, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Gizord1

    Gizord1 New Member

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    While I do not own a .303, I have some ammo for it. I'm meeting with a guy next weekend who wants to buy it. Most of it is military surplus, and some rounds have red tips and black tips. What does this mean? I'll post pics.
     

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  2. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    I'm sure c3 or 303tom knows, they're bound to pop in soon.
     

  3. Gizord1

    Gizord1 New Member

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    I hope so. A lot of my posts never get answered, but I really need this one. I gotta call the guy tonight, so I wanna tell him what he's getting.
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    MOST .303 Brit with a red ti is tracer, MOST with a black tip was an "observation" catridge- broke up in a puff of smoke on impact. Used in training to aid spotter of REAL long range shots, but there was also a black tipped Brock & Pomeroy cartridge from WAY back that was incendiary- baloon buster.

    http://enfieldking.tripod.com/enfieldking/id12.html
     
  5. Gizord1

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    Thanks a lot!
    The reds are tracers and the black is AP. I even found one drill round in the mix, but I'm keeping that one.
     
  6. Gizord1

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    Oops, nope, it's a tracer in a drill round casing.
     
  7. JWagner

    JWagner New Member

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    I suggest checking the bullets with a magnet. I suspect that the AP rounds will have a steel core.
     
  8. Gizord1

    Gizord1 New Member

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    And they are indeed steel cored
     
  9. 303tom

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  10. Gizord1

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    Most are royal ordnance or royal labs. There are few others in the mix.