Commercial ammunition for weapons chambered in .303 British is readily available, as the cartridge is still manufactured by major producers such as Remington, Federal, Winchester, Sellier & Bellot, Denel-PMP, Prvi Partizan and Wolf.
Why is there no 303 British ammo?
The military surplus dried up years ago, and most people who still use a . 303 Enfield as a combat rifle (generally in Afghanistan, Syria, etc.) have very little ammunition for it with no likely resupply.
Is 303 ammo hard to find?
The ammo isn’t difficult to find. Don’t bother with surplus, it’s very old and corrosive.
What does a 303 British compare to?
303 is more comparable to . 308 in power. There’s nothing wrong with . 303, it’s a nice, moderate round.
When did the British army stop using the 303 rifle?
Nitro-cellulose propellant however was extensively used during the first and second world wars. The last . 303 ball cartridges manufactured at Radway Green in 1973 were loaded with nitro-cellulose powder and not cordite, cordite having last been used for the . 303 cartridge in the 1960s.
How far will a 303 shoot accurately?
The . 303 British Mark VII cartridge was loaded with 37 gr (2.40 g) of Cordite MDT 5-2 (cordite MD pressed into tubes) and had a muzzle velocity of 2,440 ft/s (744 m/s) and a maximum range of approximately 3,000 yd (2,743 m).
How accurate is a 303 British?
Accuracy will depend on the rifle, most 303’s are 60 to 100 years old and you have to take that into consideration. A decent rifle should have minute of deer accuracy easily to 250 – 300 yards.
Will a 303 kill a bear?
303 British has higher velocity and energy. Either is adequate for black bear, but certainly not ideal. And I would definitely not choose either to hunt larger bears. Plenty of bears have been killed with all sorts of underwhelming cartridges including .
What is the range of a Lee Enfield 303 rifle?
|Muzzle velocity||744 m/s (2,441 ft/s)|
|Effective firing range||550 yd (503 m)|
|Maximum firing range||3,000 yd (2,743 m)|
|Feed system||10-round magazine, loaded with 5-round charger clips|
What bigger 303 or 308?
303 British is a rimmed cartridge, a little older. With its sturdy rim and tapered case it is noted for easy extraction from maachine gun and bolt action rifle chambers. The . 308 is a little more powerful, but both are pretty powerful, both can be extremely accurate, both popular for deer and such. .
Whats better 308 or 30-06?
30-06 is generally going to be better suited for long range shooting, and a . 308 is going to be better for faster shooting.
What bigger 303 or 30-06?
303 is generally considered to be a lower pressure cartridge than the 30-06, but the . 303 can push its bullets to a comparable velocity, so the difference here is negligible, too. For edible game animals, I’d trust the . 303 just as much as the 30-06.
Is a 303 British Good for moose?
303 British is UNDERKILL for moose hunting, under average conditions, from a mid-range distance, with a medium grain expanding bullet, and with correct shot placement.
Is it legal to own a Lee Enfield in the UK?
Yes it is, so long as: You hold a firearms certificate from the police (And thus meet all the preconditions such as storage etc.) Your firearms certificate has a space free for that type of rifle.
Are 303 British Good for deer?
303 British is one of the best chamberings for “corn row deer”. Maybe it’s not as sexy as 7MM Remington Mag…. and that’s ok. Back in the day you could get a cheap but in great shape Lee Enfield and get into deer hunting on the cheap!
Why is the Lee Enfield so fast?
There were three reasons why the Lee-Enfield rifles had a relatively fast action, compared to other rifles. Short bolt throw compared to other contemporary actions. Good ergonomics, The knob of the bolt handle is located just behind the trigger close to the operators hand.