180 grn. .303 British


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66912
December 19, 2007, 09:55 PM
Would 180 gr. Winchester .303 Brit be alright to shoot through my 1945 No.5 Enfield? I have a small amount of surplus ammo, but I came across this Winchester ammo and I am wondering if it will be too hot for my rifle.

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hank327
December 19, 2007, 10:08 PM
It's fine. Commercial .303 ammo is loaded to pressures safe in the Lee-Enfield action as very few other action types were ever chambered for the .303.

66912
December 19, 2007, 10:13 PM
Thanks Hank, Now I can load more stripper clips!

Roswell 1847
December 19, 2007, 10:21 PM
I've found that Winchester .303 can have a radically different point of impact than .303 ball ammo. Best be sure it shoots accurately in your rifle before buying it in bulk.
Also if a .303 Enfield bore is slightly worn it will still shoot Mk 7 cordite loaded ammo with good accuracy but be very inaccurate when used with ammo loaded with regular smokeless powders.
The initial shock of Cordite slugs the bullet to better fit the throat and leade.

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