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Posted: 9/21/2005 5:39:45 PM EDT
My friend just bought a new enfield and can't find reasonably priced .303 anywhere. Its all new manufacture at AIM, Ammoman, and Ammuntionstore.com. Is all the surplus gone or is there a source we are overlooking?
Thanks
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:41:37 PM EDT
Samco global had some about 3 months ago, I got 576 rounds for $90.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:51:05 PM EDT
The new manufacture is usually pretty good, especially the Portuguese FNM. No issues with chordite or corrosive salts either... .303 isn't like like 5.56 or 7.62*39. You won't shoot it as often. I shot 150 crappy Pakistani rounds through a #5 JC in one afternoon and my shoulder was a black and blue mess for a while.

If you can find it, the 1980s South African is the best milsurp (labeled 7.7*56), followed up by recent (1970s?)greek. Neither are corrosive.

The worst is Pakistani, as it's prone to split second hangfires. Actually, these hangfires taught me a valuable shooting lesson. My shooting improved greatly as the hangfires illustrated how badly I was moving the rifle during the trigger pull. I still have a bunch of this ammo, and it's a real challenge to get tight groups.

Keep in mind that almost all older .303 is corrosive, and all WWII and prior British ammo is loaded with chordite instead of modern gunpowder. Cordite is quite hot, and survives time fairly well. The problem is that it burns very hot, and its use brings up the term 'erosion' even in a bolt action.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:53:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 5:55:22 PM EDT by mayday]
www.ammoman.com/webstore_303-BRIT.htm

is this the ammo you're talking about...cause its pretty decent. Pricy but good.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:59:02 PM EDT
Got an ad in the mail today from Centerfire Systems. They have .303 180gr FMJ (20rds) for 8.97. Doesn't say who the manufaturer is. They are also offering flat rate shipping on any order for 8.99

Never ordered from them, so you might want to ask around about their service.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:59:14 PM EDT
from ammunitionstore.com:

Soft Point

Sellier & Bellot
150 grain Copper Soft Point
Brass case, boxer primed, non-corrosive A056.7
$8.95 - 20 rounds
$45.95 - 100 rounds
$163.95 - 400 rounds

Prvi Partizan, Serbia
150 grain Copper Soft Point
Brass case, boxer primed, non-corrosive A056.8
$8.95 - 20 rounds
$42.95 - 100 rounds
$199.95 - 500 rounds

PMP, South Africa
174 grain Copper Soft Point
Brass case, boxer primed, non-corrosive A056.3
$9.95 - 20 rounds


Full Metal Jacket

Sellier & Bellot
180 grain Copper FMJ
Brass case, boxer primed, non-corrosive A056.4
$8.95 - 20 rounds
$45.95 - 100 rounds
$163.95 - 400 rounds

Prvi Partizan, Serbia
174 grain Copper FMJ
Brass case, boxer primed, non-corrosive A056.9
$8.95 - 20 rounds
$42.95 - 100 rounds
$199.95 - 500 rounds
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:13:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 6:31:34 PM EDT by StinkFoot]
Sportsman Guide has some decent deals.

400 Rds. .303 British 174-gr. Ammo - $61.97

And smaller qtys.

www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=213916

1950s production, mixed British manufacturer firepower. Berdan-primed, non-reloadable, corrosive, 174 grain, full metal jacket bullet, brass-cased. Muzzle Velocity: 2,400 F.P.S. Muzzle Energy: 2,224 ft.-lbs.


I ordered 300 200 rounds and should have it on Monday. Let you know how it looks.

[more edits]

If you order more than $100, google "sportsman guide coupons" and you should be able to find sites to get a coupon code for $10 off the order.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:28:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By StinkFoot:
Sportsman Guide has some decent deals.

400 Rds. .303 British 174-gr. Ammo - $61.97

And smaller qtys.

www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=213916

1950s production, mixed British manufacturer firepower. Berdan-primed, non-reloadable, corrosive, 174 grain, full metal jacket bullet, brass-cased. Muzzle Velocity: 2,400 F.P.S. Muzzle Energy: 2,224 ft.-lbs.


I ordered 300 200 rounds and should have it on Monday. Let you know how it looks.




I will never order from Sportsmansguide again I placed a order for above ammo and was sent/told I had a 'restrictive zip code'............you funny Bastards I oredered and was sent a match air pistola not to long ago.
when I called,the customer servent could only offer"well it's usually the opposite" no Fokken kiddin'!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:35:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hiwathl:

Originally Posted By StinkFoot:
Sportsman Guide has some decent deals.

400 Rds. .303 British 174-gr. Ammo - $61.97

And smaller qtys.

www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=213916

1950s production, mixed British manufacturer firepower. Berdan-primed, non-reloadable, corrosive, 174 grain, full metal jacket bullet, brass-cased. Muzzle Velocity: 2,400 F.P.S. Muzzle Energy: 2,224 ft.-lbs.


I ordered 300 200 rounds and should have it on Monday. Let you know how it looks.




I will never order from Sportsmansguide again I placed a order for above ammo and was sent/told I had a 'restrictive zip code'............you funny Bastards I oredered and was sent a match air pistola not to long ago.
when I called,the customer servent could only offer"well it's usually the opposite" no Fokken kiddin'!



Sounds weird. This the first time I have dealt with them. Seemed the best deal I have seen on .303, plus the $10 off (see my edit in my post above) sealed the deal. I'll let you know if I have any problems with the order.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:37:21 PM EDT
The .303 came in the mail today and looked liked classic mil surplus ammo. It came in two separate boxes of 100 loose round lots. One box had ammo with normal copper clad bullets, but the second box was a little different.

The second lot had what I think is nickel clad bullets with a head stamp of 1943. Seemed weird since the ad said 1950's production. Has anyone ever had experience with this ammo? I'm thinking of holding onto a few clips of this ammo as a collectible.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:42:04 PM EDT
What a horrible cartridge....
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:45:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CeramicGod:
What a horrible cartridge....



The Lee-Enfield is the rifle that won the Empire. History would seem to disagree with you.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:47:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 5:47:40 PM EDT by CeramicGod]

Originally Posted By Ardenner:

Originally Posted By CeramicGod:
What a horrible cartridge....



The Lee-Enfield is the rifle that won the Empire. History would seem to disagree with you.



History and/or success. isn't necessarily dependant on the quality of a cartridge.

Obviously .303 kills, but that isn't the point. If you look into that cartridge from a ballistic perspective, as well as the military loading of it...it pretty much sucks.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 5:48:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CeramicGod:
What a horrible cartridge....





British .303 and Lee-Enfields go together like peas and carrots.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:45:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CeramicGod:
What a horrible cartridge....



Wait till Andy sees this...
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