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Old September 10, 2020, 09:41 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by ernie8 View Post
All of the British cordite loaded .303 I have taken apart has had the cordite cut even with the bottom of the neck . I have never seen any that has been smashed down by the bullet . The British used cordite because the Enfield was a weak action , they only approved the use of nitro powder for war emergency as it was too rough on the rifle .
People have been shooting Lee Enfields with nitro powder for decades now. Loaded to reasonable levels the SMLE can handle nitro powder just fine.
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