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Old April 29, 2010, 02:25 PM   #1
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.303 ammo

Has anyone found a respectable price on .303? It would probably be considered a "specialty" ammo (whatever that means), but I was wondering. Good thing that I bought a reloader not too long ago...now, needing some dies and seats.
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Old April 29, 2010, 03:38 PM   #2
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What do you consider "respectable"? If you have an account with Century International Arms (send them a copy of your C&R to set up an account), they have milsurp 303 for under 50 cents a round.
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Old April 30, 2010, 05:30 AM   #3
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I think most of the Enfield .303 on the market now is POF. It's well known as a click...bang round. Occasionally you well find some Brit or South African ammo, it's normally top notch stuff. You need to check the head stamp and know what your buying.
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Old April 30, 2010, 09:03 AM   #4
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The 303 stuff at Century is 50's Radway Green (UK). I have no experience with this ammo, so I don't know if would be a good buy.
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Old May 2, 2010, 02:43 PM   #5
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I bought a can of the radway and it works fine.
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Old May 2, 2010, 02:43 PM   #6
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It's cheaper to roll your own ... better all round for accuracy and consistency too. I'm getting good accuracy using 38grns of AR2208 and 174gr Sierra Match HPBT's - keep your loads at the low end of the spectrum, neck size your brass ( only FLS when it becomes hard to chamber ) - keep brass separated for use in only one rifle chamber, once fire formed for that chamber, and you should see plenty of life from your brass.

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Old May 9, 2010, 02:24 PM   #7
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Yep, just got done tumbling 112 peices of once-fired R-P .303 brass. Added to my 200 pieces of new R-P and another hundred or so boxer-primed HXP surplus brass, I'm set for the next good many years. I keep my loads fairly mild.

Got tired of paying premium prices for one-time use boxer ammo......
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