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.303 id

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cleardiddion, Dec 27, 2008.

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  1. cleardiddion

    cleardiddion Member

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    So, I burned through all of my surplus .303 today (first time shooting my LE No4 Mk1 that I bought all the way back in May), '40's British, and all I happen to have left is this mysterious box of ammo that I bought at local shop in CO and I need some help in Id'ing it.

    It comes in a plain brown box; the top reads '50 ROUND 7,7x56R'
    The front of the box reads 'BALL R1M3Z, 146, A 12/81Z'.
    The rounds are cased in brass and appear to have a standard copper jacket along with the headstamp which says 'A81 7,7 R1M3Z'.

    Any leads on this bit would be great!
    Thanks in advance for the replies!
     
  2. athensguy

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    South African brass .303 from year 1981. If you search for R1M3Z you get a few google results.
     
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    Great shooting ammo, Berdan primed.
     
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    Pretoria SA rounds.
     
  5. cleardiddion

    cleardiddion Member

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    Thanks for the help!
     
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