.303 Brit Milsurp Ammo


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Reddog1
September 20, 2005, 12:17 PM
Can anyone out there help me.
I am having a hard time locating .303 milsurp ammo.
alot of enfields for sale but cant find feed for them, and they get hungry.
would love to find a good source. :confused:

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rbernie
September 20, 2005, 01:13 PM
I can't find you new MilSurp, but I can offer a few pieces of advice - stay away from the POF stuff, and spring for PMP commercial ammo when the MilSurp supply runs dry.

Ian
September 20, 2005, 01:19 PM
The Greek surplus (headstamp HXP) is really good (and reloadable), but I haven't seen any in a long time.

Marnoot
September 20, 2005, 01:30 PM
Only buy POF if you're really fond of Jack-in-the-Box's (Jacks-in-the-box?). Pulling the trigger is like turning the crank, you're never quite sure if or when it's going to go off. :uhoh:

jefnvk
September 20, 2005, 01:36 PM
Try some local gunstores, I found a few boxes that way. Other than that, I like PMP. Not too much more, can be found for $6-7/box.

Also, give sportsmansguide.com a try

Whatsit
September 20, 2005, 01:37 PM
http://www.sportsmansguide.com

http://www.ammoman.com

cane
September 20, 2005, 03:05 PM
I scored 2 sealed cans of Greek .303 loaded on 5rd strippers and packed in bandoleers. 300 rounds in each can. The dealer, at the San Antonio gun show had several more cans. I'll see if I can find his name/number and post it.

pbhome71
September 20, 2005, 03:51 PM
Cane,

May I ask how much it set you back?

Sunray
September 20, 2005, 03:57 PM
.303 ball hasn't been used by anybody for eons. Like .30-06 ball, the supplies of decent surplus is drying up. www.303british.com has lots of load data.

Silent-Snail
September 21, 2005, 02:47 AM
Off topic but I just have to ask. Why are .303 stripper clips for five rounds when the mag will hold ten?

BruceB
September 21, 2005, 07:54 AM
Five-round chargers are far more compact, for one thing.

The main reason is well-expressed in the Canadian Army training manual for the #4 Rifle, when it states that standard procedure will be to add a five-round charger-load to the magazine whenever its contents fall below five rounds. This is one MORE big advantage of the Lee Enfield-type rifles over the Mausers and Springfields, etc. The magazine does NOT have to be empty before a stripper or charger can be used to replenish the ammo supply in the rifle.

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