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Which has more pop? .35 Remington or .303 British

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Eb1, Apr 7, 2008.

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  1. Eb1

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    ??????? Subject says it all...........
     
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    About the same. But the .303 brit is a bit larger round with more energy.
     
  4. MrBorland

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    I have 1 of each, but don't shoot them very often. IIRC, the .303 felt like it kicked considerably harder, though you have to consider the rifle they're being shot from since rifle & stock design plays a role in recoil (real or percieved). In this case, it's a bit of apples & oranges. My .303 is a lightweight sporterized 1942 Lee Enfield with a brass buttplate, while the .35Rem is a modern Marlin 336. Out of a contender, the .35rem would really pop, I bet.
     
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    According to Remington. The .303 has a lot more pop than the .35 Rem.

    Thanks for the link, rcmodel.
     
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    nice. that was some serious damage. all the .308 gel test did not turn out as well. except the nosler 165 grain.
     
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    For me, the choice would come down to platform. I would much prefer a lever action carbine in .35 Rem over a bolt gun in .303 anyday.
     
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    highorder, this is true for me also. I got that covered :)

    me luvs my leverguns. I was just wondering. Both shoot the same grain ammo. You know?

    I am gonna use the .303 British as my high line wire lane gun. There are some box stands out in the electrical wire lanes that you need a gun to go out about 250 or so yards with a good amount of energy still left.
    I think the .303 British with a 150 grainer will do the job quite nicely out to 300 yards.
     
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    Limited to SAAMI specs, 35 Rem is hamstrung and cannot best the .303. However if you have a stout Marlin the .35 Rem can really get cooking, and will match a heavy .303 at close range. I doubt it could ever match .303 spitzers at long range though.
     
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    I have a few deer rifles I consider interchangeable as far as balistics goes. Bear in mind, I'm a New England deer hunter where 150 yards is a long shot. A few that come to mind are the .303, 30-40 Krag, .300 Savage and yes, the .35 Remington. All will work well. Essex
     
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    Actually I had one and it wasent that bad.

    However, I shudder to think about a .303:what: out of a Contender.
     
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    I admit, I have no idea what you are talking about. Care to enlighten me here?
     
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    You see. Out in the country they run big wires way up in the sky. Apparently the wires carry electricity to the big cities.
    Well you can see down these cuts where the big wire run for a long, long ways.

    Sometimes deer walk across these cut paths, but they are to far for my thurdy-thurdy to shoot effectively. So my .303 British is going to handle this task for me.

    I know you have to have seen the big robot looking, metal objects that are holding the big wires before.:neener:
     
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    I found your reply rude...











    Until I saw the smiley.

    I was unfamiliar with these terms. Where I'm from they are high-tension lines and stand-alone blinds.
     
  16. Eb1

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    My apologies. I was just trying to be a neener :)


    I always wanted to hunt the long lanes, but couldn't reach out with what I had to shoot. Now I think I can.
     
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    Highorder, you are probably correct. This is why I put a hick twist on the post. I wasn't trying to be rude. If I was it was to myself.

    I did not know what to call them. Shoot I barely can spell. I have typed so many ;()[]{} marks in the last ten/twelve years that I can't get my phonics out. My grammar is horrible. I don't doubt at all that you could not understand wth I was saying.
     
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