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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-24-2010, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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303 british

Anyone use a 303 British? I just picked up a sporterized enfield pretty cheap and was wondering what it is comparable to. It has a real nice aftermarket walnut stock on it and an older 6x Bushnell scope.Any help would be appreciated as I am not real familiar with this caliber.I bought it cause I got it really cheap and thought it was cool.The lady I got it from said it was her husbands main deer hunting rifle. Thanks for any help Don

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-24-2010, 01:23 AM
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Re: 303 british

180 grain bullet at 2400 fps. comparable to .300 savave, 30/40 krag etc. probably still used on moose in canada
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Although it's a slightly larger caliber than a 300 Savage, that's about where it falls. a 150gr. bullet at about 2600fps

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great deer gun, We have one that everyone in the family started with, that gun has killed more deer than any other in my families arsenal.
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Re: 303 british

thanks for the replies, it sounds like its a little more than I thought it would be.I was thinking it would be pretty close to a 30-30. I guess I got a good deal for $65.00 and it came with a leather sling and a box and a half of ammo. I'm gonna try to get to the range in the next couple days and try it out. Thanks again

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Good for you that sounds like a great deal,i have been looking for a 303 for some time now just havent turned over the right rock yet.
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I got a sporterized one also. It is a good shooter and has killed a few bucks. Only problem is that it tends to jam alot trying to eject the spent round and load another, which I think is common in the old military actions and an easy repair. Sounds like a great deal.
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Learn all about your rifle here:

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I shot my first deer this year with a sporterized 7.7 Arisaka T99, which from what I've read is very close to the .303 British. It was a one shot kill at about 30 yards. Probably plenty of power for anything in PA.
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Re: 303 british

I saw a 303 Jungle Carbine a few weeks ago, but the price
was pretty steep. Seems to be alot of interest in these.
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