.303 British, 215 gr. Woodleigh Range Test (Jungle Carbine)


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brianr23
March 21, 2008, 10:59 AM
After a long wait I got a chance to get to the range and test the velocity of my 215 grain reloads in my Jungle Carbine. Below are the results:
.303 British, 215 gr. Woodleigh Bullet
IMR-4350 40.5 gr.

1756
1756
1754
1759

Average= 1756
SD= 2.06


.303 British, 215 gr. Woodleigh Bullet
IMR-4350 41.5gr

1806
1784
1796
1804

Average= 1798
SD= 9.98

.303 British, 215 gr. Woodleigh Bullet
IMR-4350 42.5gr

1883
1891
1875
1896

Average= 1886
SD= 9.22


.303 British, 215 gr. Woodleigh Bullet
IMR-4350 43.5gr

1930
1940
1926
1946

Average= 1936
SD= 9.15

The final loading of 43.5gr is definately a max load. The cases did show some bulging. I did use new winchester cases for all loads. All loads demonstrated excellent accuracy. Temp was about 72 degrees. I will probably go with 43 grains when pig hunting. Use this loads at your own risk.

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s&w 24
March 21, 2008, 11:46 AM
thanks for a great post let us know how the work for you

NuJudge
March 21, 2008, 02:19 PM
In a Jungle Carbine? Woodleigh 215gr bullets? It hurts even to think about that.

CDD

brianr23
June 17, 2009, 07:09 PM
I know I am digging up one of my old posts, but I think its interesting to see the differences between the data I have collected. I shot my first string in 73 degree weather, I recently shot this string in 88 degree weather.

.303 british, 215 grain Woodleigh, IMR4350, 43.5 grains

1963
1960
1960
1996
1972

Avg: 1970
SD: 15.24

This was shot in 72 degree temp

.303 British, 215 gr. Woodleigh Bullet
IMR-4350 43.5gr

1930
1940
1926
1946

Average= 1936
SD= 9.15

Not a huge increase in velocity but interesting.

Sunray
June 17, 2009, 07:59 PM
The 215 grain bullet was never used in a No. 5 Rifle. The 215 grain bullet was replaced with 174 grain bullets in 1910. Not that it matters a lot.

NuJudge
June 17, 2009, 09:01 PM
It still hurts to even think about firing a full charge load with 215gr bullets in my No. 5.

CDD

dirtman
June 17, 2009, 11:24 PM
I had a 303 Jungle Carbine when i was a kid.... used it on deer, cans, rocks, just about anything... but you always felt it when you busted that cap.... wish i still had that darn thing...

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