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 Ammo Source for .303 Savage?
skinnysarge79  [Member]
7/16/2006 11:00:22 AM
I'm looking for some ammo for a .303 Savage (not British!).
Anyone have a source?
Or even more important, does anyone have a source where I can get it cheaper than $50 per box of 20?

Thanks in advance, skinny.
Kevinski  [Member]
7/16/2006 11:40:44 AM
Here's some from Graf's, but it's out of stock. www.grafs.com/product/18907

Otherwise just handload it. MidwayUSA has dies and Graf's has brass for cheap(currently out of stock). It uses standard .308 bullets. It won't take long to recoupe the cost of reloading equipment.
glimmerman68  [Team Member]
7/16/2006 6:49:05 PM
If you have Gander Mountain, you might try them. They have alot unusual/no longer popular calibers.

Be forwarned, calibers in question will prolly not be cheap.
aaronrb204  [Member]
7/17/2006 8:01:54 AM
it looks like norma makes .303 savage cases.

i don't know the price at stars and stripes ammo but they do/will make it.

old west scrounger has it at $50/box.

quality cartridge has a bunch of loads for you to peruse.

buffalo arms has some as well. they also sell unloaded brass.

that is all i could readily find. hope it helps.
Sukebe  [Team Member]
7/17/2006 9:20:49 AM
$50.00 a box? I think I've got a box of silver tips around here somewhere.

I just looked in my stuff and found the them. I have 15 rounds of .303 Savage 190 Grn Silver tips. They are Winchester Western Super X brand in the box. They are old but have been stored properly and look fine. I have no use for them. If you want them, IM me and we'll talk. I'd let go of them for around $25.00 cash or trade value.
BTW, these are factory, not re loads.
skinnysarge79  [Member]
7/17/2006 3:19:56 PM

Originally Posted By Sukebe:
$50.00 a box? I think I've got a box of silver tips around here somewhere.

I just looked in my stuff and found the them. I have 15 rounds of .303 Savage 190 Grn Silver tips. They are Winchester Western Super X brand in the box. They are old but have been stored properly and look fine. I have no use for them. If you want them, IM me and we'll talk. I'd let go of them for around $25.00 cash or trade value.
BTW, these are factory, not re loads.


Pa's got 2 boxes (minus 1 round) of the same. But I'm sorta looking for new manufactured stuff that we can shoot without feeling guilty for blasting away what some people would consider fine specimens of antique, collectible ammo.

If you have no use for the rounds you mentioned, try taking them to a gunshow, I think you might be surprised at what you could get for them.
Sukebe  [Team Member]
7/17/2006 3:58:28 PM

Originally Posted By skinnysarge79:

Originally Posted By Sukebe:
$50.00 a box? I think I've got a box of silver tips around here somewhere.

I just looked in my stuff and found the them. I have 15 rounds of .303 Savage 190 Grn Silver tips. They are Winchester Western Super X brand in the box. They are old but have been stored properly and look fine. I have no use for them. If you want them, IM me and we'll talk. I'd let go of them for around $25.00 cash or trade value.
BTW, these are factory, not re loads.


Pa's got 2 boxes (minus 1 round) of the same. But I'm sorta looking for new manufactured stuff that we can shoot without feeling guilty for blasting away what some people would consider fine specimens of antique, collectible ammo.

If you have no use for the rounds you mentioned, try taking them to a gunshow, I think you might be surprised at what you could get for them.


Fair enough
Lester_Long  [Member]
7/21/2006 10:13:20 AM
Apparently Bertram and a few others are now making .303 Savage brass. However, the cheapest and most expedient means is to roll your own from .220 Swift; simply run through a .303 Savage sizing die, load, and shoot.

There are some who claim to be making it from .30-30 (dangerous), .30-40 Krag, .307 Winchester, and .348 Winchester. Internal capacities are different, rim dimensions vary, etc. The same people also bitch because their Model 1899s have extraction problems and headspace issues. Go figure.

I've had a few 1899s in .303 and if it were me, I'd stick with the .220 Swift pending any cheap .303 appearing. (A few years ago I accumulated 1000 rounds, a box or two at a time, for $10 a box or less.)