The ammo isn’t difficult to find. Don’t bother with surplus, it’s very old and corrosive.
Is .303 ammunition still made?
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.
Is 303 British ammo expensive?
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303 british ammo was so much more expensive than other surplus ammo like 7.62x54r.
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.
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.
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. .
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|
How much is a 1943 British 303 worth?
Recently Sold ENFIELD 303 NO 4 MK I rifle
|$655.00||WW2 CANADIAN NO.4 MK.1* LEE-ENFIELD .303 BRITISH RIFLE LONG BRANCH 1943 JUL-04-C&R 25 INCH ” BARREL Fairfax, VA 22032||Used|
|$800.00||OTHER MODEL .303 BRITISH SAVAGE ENFIELD NO 4 MKI US MARKED C&R Mechanicsville, VA 23116||Used|
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 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.
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 .
How accurate is the 303 rifle?
. 303 Enfield Rifle was a battle rifle made often during wartime with loose tolerances to fight wars not to win precision matches. 3-4 MOA was acceptable accuracy when it was brand new. Years of corrosive ammunition use, poor storage only can make it worse.
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!
Is 8mm bigger than 30-06?
The 8mm carries a heavier bullet and greater energy. 30-06 is flatter shooting over the same distance.
Can a 303 kill an elephant?
A number of the Ivory hunters turned guides used the British 303 and the 7×57 Mauser. They routinely dispatched elephants with a single shot through the eye. They where exceptional marksmen.
Whats better 308 or 30-06?
Both cartridges use the same . 308″ diameter bullets, and both have a case capacity large enough to push those bullets to sensible, useable velocities. … 30-06 pointed out the slight velocity advantage that the larger case offers, and how it handles the heavier bullets so much better.