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Downloaded .303 - available commercially?

#1
After years of infighting, the range nazis at my club have finally deigned to let us use downloads on the range.
But as usual, the nazis have a plan to add buggeration. Unless you have commercial rounds, you will have to submit some rounds to be chrono'd and signed off by them before each shooty time.

So, any commercial stuff avaiable? 400ft/lb, 2,100fps is the limit IIRC.
 
#2
What browser are you using ?
The two I normally use, IE & Firefox wouldn´t be able to download .303 .
Maybe I am using the wrong versions ????
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#3
Oh funny, its a common trick that downloading to a gallery load. It can be easily done but I would recommend some cast lead pills. I once loaded some 6.5 swede for a custoimer with a similar range nazi problem, the tit wanted all the bullets pulled and charges weighed. The problem is powder gets lost or stuck to the lubed bullets. The club was full of knobs and I told them it would be easier to provide reloading facilities on site for members and with digital scales prove they werent exceeding the limits. The pratts would only allow 3 powders to be used as well. Utter range nazis!
 
#7
Oh, and don't dick around with fillers. That way lies problems unless you know what you're doing. A large rifle primer produces enough flame to ignite the whole charge without problems, no matter where it is in the case. And yes, I've done this a lot.
 
#9
Oh, christ, in that case you can go to 16gn N110 or equivalent, but then you need to gas check and make sure your bullet fit is good.

Or, chuck about 16gn N110 behind a commercial 150-170ish grain jacketed bullet. Job jobbed. Same comments apply as above to primers, fillers etc.
 
#11
Shooting is a hard hobby to get into and even harder to sustain enthusiasm for when you meet some of the range mongs out there. I swear they get their licence by boring plod into giving it to them
 

ugly

LE
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#12
Shooting is a hard hobby to get into and even harder to sustain enthusiasm for when you meet some of the range mongs out there. I swear they get their licence by boring plod into giving it to them
How do you think I got mine then?
100% agree I only shoot in the field or on private ranges now!

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#13
Our range nazis are easy to spot, they don't actually like shooting or shoot much.
The two worst examples own only 1 rifle each, a martini BSA in .22lr that they shoot the mandatory minimum of three times a year. Committee is full of similar old fossils with the same anti shooting agenda.
Recent input of wisdom from our chairman? 'The future of shooting is air'.... Cnut.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#14
Our range nazis are easy to spot, they don't actually like shooting or shoot much.
The two worst examples own only 1 rifle each, a martini BSA in .22lr that they shoot the mandatory minimum of three times a year. Committee is full of similar old fossils with the same anti shooting agenda.
Recent input of wisdom from our chairman? 'The future of shooting is air'.... Cnut.
They should be sacked and the club taken over by shooters!

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#16
Talk to Andy ALLWOOD in Brackley - I get my .308 lead/gas-check bullets off him for my noob 7.5x55 Swiss loads. I'm not going to quote figures or charges on a public forum.

tac

PS @ugly - what do you mean ' the range-nazis...only allow three powders'...do they tell you what paper to use to wipe your a$$ too?
 
#17
Shooting is a hard hobby to get into and even harder to sustain enthusiasm for when you meet some of the range mongs out there. I swear they get their licence by boring plod into giving it to them
A great pity you don't live near us - we are fighting people to keep them away from our club - the waiting list is HUGE! And EVERYBODY shoots - a lot.

tac on the Northants/Cambs border
 
#18
I've just started trying those H&N HS .303 copper washed bullets.

Wish I could say they were great...but my first try using N110 they ended up doing backflips through the target at 100M.

H&N Sport: .303


I think it's probably something to do with COL rather than the bullets being crap, they would certainly be easier than casting and gas checking and they are reasonably cheap at €53,00 per 500.

I'm pretty sure I'll get them to work, but early experiments were not exactly favourable. :-(
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#19
Talk to Andy ALLWOOD in Brackley - I get my .308 lead/gas-check bullets off him for my noob 7.5x55 Swiss loads. I'm not going to quote figures or charges on a public forum.

tac

PS @ugly - what do you mean ' the range-nazis...only allow three powders'...do they tell you what paper to use to wipe your a$$ too?
Not my club but the client who wanted gallery loads. That convinced me to turn down his approaches to join his club!

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#20
I've just started trying those H&N HS .303 copper washed bullets.

Wish I could say they were great...but my first try using N110 they ended up doing backflips through the target at 100M.

H&N Sport: .303


I think it's probably something to do with COL rather than the bullets being crap, they would certainly be easier than casting and gas checking and they are reasonably cheap at €53,00 per 500.

I'm pretty sure I'll get them to work, but early experiments were not exactly favourable. :-(
Not trying to sound like a smartass - but bores in .303 can run from .311 [the NBD] right up to .316, depending on who made it and when.

Just sayin'.

tac
 

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