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

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by brianr23, Mar 21, 2008.

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  1. brianr23

    brianr23 Member

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    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.
     
  2. s&w 24

    s&w 24 Member

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    thanks for a great post let us know how the work for you
     
  3. NuJudge

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    In a Jungle Carbine? Woodleigh 215gr bullets? It hurts even to think about that.

    CDD
     
  4. brianr23

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    Update on .303 british, 215 grain, 20" barrel

    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.
     
  5. Sunray

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    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.
     
  6. NuJudge

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    It still hurts to even think about firing a full charge load with 215gr bullets in my No. 5.

    CDD
     
  7. dirtman

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    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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