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Posted: 4/30/2003 5:32:56 AM EDT
Gives a bit of a history of the development of the .303 British cartridge. Not too shabby for a cartridge that was practically antiquated when it came out...
www.african-hunter.com/303_british.htm
Link Posted: 5/1/2003 5:13:28 PM EDT
..a lot of good british info out there....if you`re into them......
Link Posted: 5/2/2003 6:54:58 PM EDT
I think everyone should have at least ONE Enfield... They're hands down, the best bolt action military rifle ever made.
Link Posted: 5/3/2003 5:24:19 AM EDT
...i started a enfield collection...nothing fancy just a few interesting examples....you`ll get some arguement about "best" bolt from some people...but the brits did`nt use it for about a million years because of it`s weakness....the 303 round has nothing to be ashamed of...it`s performance is so close to 0-6 that it can stand right there with it......they had just about everything chambered to it.....mg`s..aircraft mg`s...vickers guns...tank guns...what else.....there a stubborn bunch..you know......
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 3:28:17 PM EDT
Hmmm…..That page looks kind of familiar….
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 9:58:00 PM EDT
Nice article. Too bad Mk7 ammo is corrosive.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 8:29:28 AM EDT
ZRH- Clean your weapon after shooting. I've been shooting corrosive MkVII,MkVIII and the occasional MkVI for nearly 15 years.(That does'nt even count the experiments with black powder as a propellant in the SMLE.) No rust. Boiling water, dishsoap, then boiling water followed by CLP does a nice job.

Ignoring the incredibly low price on British surplus .303 because it's "corrosive" is silly if you like shooting a SMLE, 1905 Ross or MkII Bren..

Meplat-
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 9:17:03 AM EDT
Ive never shot Mk7. Just commenting on the article should I ever run across some of it.

Most surplus .303 ammo Ive ever seen is more expensive than commercial. Here I can get UMC .303 for $3-6 a box.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 6:44:53 PM EDT
ZRH- Egads.. I used to buy MkVII from J&G sales by the thousand.. something like 59.00/1000 at one point..

Meplat-
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