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To: ElkGroveDan

Ecclectic odd firearms are acquired from dead relatives. I have plenty of them, and not one of them have I paid for. They all came from dead ancestors.

Well, I take that back, I have one old bolt action rifle in 8mm mauser that I bought. THere are lots of people out there buying old surplus rifles for cheap. And there are lots of people out there that inherited old 303 british rifles from their grandfather, who got it for about fifteen bucks after world war 2.

A 303 british is just about useless. Where are you going to get reliable ammo?


20 posted on 02/25/2008 4:01:21 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?)
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To: mamelukesabre
A 303 british is just about useless.

HUH? 180gr bullet @ 100yds=2233fps

zeroed @100yds. Drop is 1.4 in. @ 150 yds and 2.1 inches @ 200yds.

Seems like a pretty potent weapon to me!

Where are you going to get reliable ammo?

How about:

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30 posted on 02/25/2008 4:18:31 PM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: mamelukesabre
Where are you going to get reliable ammo? (.303)

tons of it at wally world, Sports Academy, most any gun store. 10 shot bolt action that will drop a bear is not to be taken lightly.

34 posted on 02/25/2008 4:25:54 PM PST by MrPiper
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To: mamelukesabre
A 303 british is just about useless. Where are you going to get reliable ammo?

Load em' yourself.

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=534835

37 posted on 02/25/2008 4:51:37 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (When you choose the lesser of two evils, you still have evil.)
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To: mamelukesabre
Re: A 303 british is just about useless.

Not if you want to hit... a fella out to 2,000 yards away--

However, for 300 yards or less... I have a backup piece.

39 posted on 02/25/2008 4:58:22 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: mamelukesabre
A 303 British is just about useless. Where are you going to get reliable ammo?

Out of one of the cases of ammo in my gun closet thank you!

Stock up before the revolution.

43 posted on 02/25/2008 5:09:20 PM PST by ME-262 (Nancy Pelosi is known to the state of CA to render Viagra ineffective causing reproductive harm.)
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To: mamelukesabre
A 303 british is just about useless. Where are you going to get reliable ammo?

You probably should have that .303 ammo on hand long before the SHTF. That really goes for any caliber, as ammo will fly off the shelves of every retailer at the slightest sniff of unrest. If said unrest actually occurs, there probably won't be any restocking going on for quite a while.

45 posted on 02/25/2008 5:30:45 PM PST by Charles Martel (The Tree of Liberty thirsts.)
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To: mamelukesabre

“A 303 british is just about useless. Where are you going to get reliable ammo?”

By a press and components.


55 posted on 02/25/2008 8:05:47 PM PST by Catulus
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To: mamelukesabre
A 303 british is just about useless. Where are you going to get reliable ammo?

.303 is a fine cartridge. Load up your own ammo; components are easy to find.

The cartridge was originally designed to stop a cavalry charge by killing the horses at 600 yards.

74 posted on 02/26/2008 12:17:38 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: mamelukesabre

still being manufactured by several sources including Remington. Don’t knock it it’s a proven stopper at 800 meters. Brits were very good with those iron sights. Used to have one, I could cut the 10 spot on a 300 yard target with iron sights.


161 posted on 03/09/2008 6:06:41 PM PDT by Sudetenland
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To: mamelukesabre

“A 303 british is just about useless. Where are you going to get reliable ammo?”

Try Surplus City, or Sportsmans Warehouse, or Cabellas. Modern manufacture, and it’s a very effective round.

Don’t forget mail order online for large quantities!


163 posted on 03/12/2008 6:35:40 PM PDT by AmericanDave (Over it's not, till over it IS, Jedi....... Yoda Berra)
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To: mamelukesabre
Are you kidding, all you have to do is reload the 303 Ammo, also people like Cabilla, or Mid Way arms carry 303 ammo in stock. For your information the British 303 has probably killed more big game than any other caliber going. Due to the number of those rifles in Africa. Do not cast any aspersions on the old venerable 303 Brit. I don't want to be in front of one and have a good shot shooting at me. Yes I do own a 303 Brit and it holds a place of high esteem in my opinion.
166 posted on 03/12/2008 6:48:19 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy, other times I let her sleep/)
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To: mamelukesabre
Are you kidding, all you have to do is reload the 303 Ammo, also people like Cabilla, or Mid Way arms carry 303 ammo in stock. For your information the British 303 has probably killed more big game than any other caliber going. Due to the number of those rifles in Africa. Do not cast any aspersions on the old venerable 303 Brit. I don't want to be in front of one and have a good shot shooting at me. Yes I do own a 303 Brit and it holds a place of high esteem in my opinion.
167 posted on 03/12/2008 6:48:22 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Some times I wake up grumpy, other times I let her sleep/)
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