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Old March 13, 2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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Not sure what surplus ammo i was givin

hello all i was givin a whole bunch of the bullet on the left. i was told that they were 303 british. but i noticed that the sholder is shaped different than the the remington "middle" and S&B "right". the rim is stamped "HXP 73" has green sealer around the primer. the rim is .531 x .062 bullet diamiter at the mouth of the casing is .310. my question is are these 303 british and are they safe to use in my jungle carbine?






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Old March 13, 2013, 10:34 PM   #2
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could this be a 30 40 krag?
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Old March 13, 2013, 10:37 PM   #3
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Those all look like .303 British cases. HXP (Greek Powder & Catridge Co. Athens, Greece) made 303 rounds under contract for Britain.

The only thing that I can't quite tell is if the shoulder on the HXP cartridge looks different than the other ones. From the photo it certainly does.
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Old March 13, 2013, 10:41 PM   #4
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I have 2 crates of HXP 303, it's greek stuff, highly sought after as it is boxer primed and easily reloaded. it's very consistent and I shoot it out of my enfields all the time. you have nothing to worry about.
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Old March 13, 2013, 10:42 PM   #5
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so this is infact 303 british?
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Old March 13, 2013, 10:45 PM   #6
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affirmative, damn good stuff too...
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Old March 13, 2013, 10:52 PM   #7
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thankyou sir.
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