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Best ammo for 03 Springfield

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 351 WINCHESTER, Mar 9, 2010.

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  1. 351 WINCHESTER

    351 WINCHESTER Member

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    I have a double heat treated 03 Springfield that was sporterized. I have shot it with Remington 150 gr., but it seems a bit much for such an old rifle (built in 1918). It shoots very well and is slick as owl stuff.

    I don't want to stress the gun and I don't know if it's safe to shoot modern ammo thu it.

    What do you all think?

    One day I will load my own ammo and probably just stick to the starting loads.
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Modern ammo is just as safe, or even safer, then what was being loaded when the gun was brand new.

    There is nothing to suggest the high-number 03 Springfield action is weak, or should not be used with modern factory ammo.

    I have an 03A3 Sporter that has survived some loads that it probably shouldn't have when I was young & foolish.

    Don't worry about it.

    rc
     
  3. 351 WINCHESTER

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    Well the next time I pull the trigger I'm sure my groups will improve a whole lot. Thank's for putting me at ease.
     
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