.303 British Hunting Ammo

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by zaitsev44, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    I'm probably going to use my Lee Enfield this year for deer season, instead of my Eddystone. I have surplus ammo, but I don't want to use them due to hang fires. Any ammo suggestions?
     

  2. hairbear1

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    Federal make 180gn ammo. Do you reload at all as I reload my Mk1 No.3 with 180gn Sierra ProHunters and get about 2" groups at 100yds off the bench with open sights if I do my bit,regards
     
  3. zaitsev44

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    I don't reload now, but planning on getting into it. Should I go for soft point or some other round? Thanks
     
  4. hairbear1

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    Soft point will do the job no worries at all providing you do your part placement wise.
    Here in Australia the .303 has also been used to take deer as well so you won't have any problems there either.
    Reloading wise I've also used 150gn projectiles as well on pigs and goats with good results.

    I generally put about 45.5 gns of AR2209(Australian powder) in mine which is roughly equal to H4350 or IMR4350 or W760,regards
     
  5. jpattersonnh

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    Hornady was the most accurate in my No4. S&B and Prvi were a close second.

    Don't use FMJ please.
     
  6. zaitsev44

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    I wa thinking about getting some Remington Core-Loct, how does it do against whitetail ?
     
  7. jpattersonnh

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    It will work, but is the bottom of the barrel.
     
  8. TLuker

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    It will drop them in their tracks. I always preferred Winchester in my .303 but more often than not all I could find was 180gr Core-Loct's. It wasn't a problem though because the Remington always did the job. Aim for the lung and not the shoulder. :)
     
  9. ChicagoJoe

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    I have taken a couple deer with my No. 4 Lee Enfield shooting .303 CoreLokt and it performed well. I have also taken deer with 30-06 CoreLokt. It is accurate, puts the deer down and it is inexpensive. What more could you want?

    Hopefully, on Nov 26 I'll take another deer with .308 CoreLokt.
     
  10. zaitsev44

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    Ok I'll sure do, thanks all
     
  11. 303tom

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  12. hairbear1

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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
     
  13. iNSPECTORCRITIC

    iNSPECTORCRITIC New Member

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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.
     
  14. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    This is correct, but I have found that the 180gr. RN shoot the best..............
     
  15. hairbear1

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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
     
  16. 303tom

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    150 yards it will go through both sides of a good size White tail...........
     
  17. WhelanLad

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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...
     
  18. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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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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