Is a 303 a good hunting rifle?

Is a 303 a good hunting rifle?

Despite its modest muzzle velocity the 215gr . 303 load proved to be excellent for hunting, giving deep straightline penetration. A Lee-Enfield of 1902 vintage – thousands of these rifles were used for hunting after the Anglo Boer War. 303 is as good a cartridge for hunting today as it ever was.

What is a 303 good for?

Hunting use 303 British cartridge is suitable for all medium-sized game and is an excellent choice for whitetail deer and black bear hunting. In Canada it was a popular moose and deer cartridge when military surplus rifles were available and cheap; it is still used.

Can a 303 kill a moose?

Definitely the 303 Brit can kill moose. Mine as a backup / sled scabbord gun has downed several, most recently on ’13.

What will a 303 kill?

303 on game any bigger than a white tail or black bear, as the balistics aren’t powerful enough to reliably take down an elk or grizzly. Ballistics don’t kill stuff; bullets do. . 303 British bullets have killed everything on the planet, many times over, and routinely take elk, moose, and big bear in Canuckistan.

Can you make ammo out of 303 Savage brass?

Until recently you had a hard time getting 303 Savage brass though that has changed. In order to make ammo you needed either a 303 British or 30-40 Krag case. They would have to be shortened, body swaged to proper diameter and some rim work to make it work ok.

Where was the original Savage 303 cartridge made?

Absolutely Big Al1, The 303 is such a fine old cartridge. Here in NY I am only and hour or so away from where the original Savage plant was in Utica,NY. didn’t have a really good rifle unless it’s was a Utica made Savage and in .303! I emailed Barnes last week to see if they were workingon any load data for the 190gr.

How big is the nose of a 303 Savage?

I’m not sure what you mean about the 180gr being too heavy when the main factory round that was made available for the .303 Savage was a 190 grain round nose. The location of the canilure will definitely be something to keep in mind.

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