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    Question 303 reloading data

    Hi Guys

    I am starting to reload for my 303 . I want to use 200gr rhino bullets . One can order them on special order 200 at a time . I want to use s355 powder . Max velocity I want to optain should be around 2450fps. Is it possible to obtain this velocity and what will the starting load be . I am new to reloading , please advise .

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    Raptor,

    Is your rifle a Lee Enfield ?? I have a little data on 150 grain bullet reloads , certainly do not know much about a 200 grainer Rhino bullets ....

    .303 British load data.

    Sierra
    150 Gr '.312" Dia. bullet
    IMR 3031
    Wt. MV
    38.1 2300
    39.4 2400
    40.7 2500
    42.0 (MAX) 2600
    Accuracy load IMR 4064
    Hunting Load H 414 Hornady
    150 Gr '.312" Dia. bullet
    IMR 3031
    Wt. MV
    34.5 2200
    36 2300
    37.5 2400
    39 2500
    40.5 2600
    42.0 (MAX) 2700

    Lyman
    150 Gr '.312" Dia. bullet
    IMR 3031
    Wt. MV
    38.0 (Starting load) 2288
    42.0 (MAX) 2597
    Accuracy load IMR 4895. 41.0 Gr 2490 FPS



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    Hi

    Yes I have a Lee Enfield mark 4 no 2 , I had it customized by Moot arms , they did a splendid job . I have read an article in the magnum where there was an article about reloading the 303 with s355 . They obtained speeds of 2350 fps with a 215gr bullet . I would love to push the 200gr pil up to 2400 fps . This wil be my bushveld load . The do everything load for me as I have only the one rifle , still saving up for my 9,3x62 .

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    Raptor,

    Thats a fine model of .303 you have . 200 grain solids do you plan to reload ?? the velocity it would attain would be tremendous . Whats on your hunt list ??? for the upcoming safari . .366 (9.3x62) is a great calibre , what make do you intent procuring ??

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    The 200gr rhino bullet is actually a soft nose , primuim bullet , go to rhinobullets.co.za, they work on par with nosler partitions and barnes tripple x . I stay in South Africa and regularly hunt impala , kudu and warthog . I would like to get a 9,3x62 in zc550 meduim classic , I just like the look of those rifles . If I can reload the 200gr bullet to about 2400 fps I would have the ideal medium game bush rifle and if something big steps my way I will be able to handle it . The 9,3x62 would be my medicine for big game like eland and giraffe .
    Shotplacement and then again shotplacement !!!!!!

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    Rhinos seems to be very fine bullets did go through their site. a 200 grainer should be a very effective round for the game you generally take , good choice. The 9.3x62 CZ550 is an immaculate make . May the elands an the giraffe get perfect treatment with it.

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    That is a tremendous rifle you have got there! The sheer speed at which that action can be cycled is almost unbelievable.

    I sort of spumbled on this thread by accident. Be careful on maximum loads with an Enfield.

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    I have a British .303 #4 Mk2 for sale. It is birch stocked and I bought the rifle as NOS that had never been issued. Came from an Irish arsenal, made in 1955, built at ROF Fazakerly. Took it out of the cosmoline myself. It has fired a total of 25 rounds since I bought it. Same as a new rifle. Extremely accurate. First $600 gets it, a softcase, and some stripper clips, 15 loaded rounds, and 25 once-fired brass. Location is central Montana, USA. It's not a prairie gun, I bought it when I lived in the Arkansas woods, where these rifles hold an excellent reputation in woods deer hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talisker View Post
    I have a British .303 #4 Mk2 for sale. It is birch stocked and I bought the rifle as NOS that had never been issued. Came from an Irish arsenal, made in 1955, built at ROF Fazakerly. Took it out of the cosmoline myself. It has fired a total of 25 rounds since I bought it. Same as a new rifle. Extremely accurate. First $600 gets it, a softcase, and some stripper clips, 15 loaded rounds, and 25 once-fired brass. Location is central Montana, USA. It's not a prairie gun, I bought it when I lived in the Arkansas woods, where these rifles hold an excellent reputation in woods deer hunting.
    Birch stocked or Beech stocked??

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    Hallo Raptor, ek herlaai ook vir die 303 maar het nog nie die 200 grein Rhino probeer nie, ek gebruik maar 150 grein en 174 grein punte met S335 kryt. Sal jou daar kan help. Ons jag ook maar in die bosveld en ek het al Wildebees en Eland gejag met die 174 grein punte.

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    Dankie. Dit is baie nuttig.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    Hallo Raptor, ek herlaai ook vir die 303 maar het nog nie die 200 grein Rhino probeer nie, ek gebruik maar 150 grein en 174 grein punte met S335 kryt. Sal jou daar kan help. Ons jag ook maar in die bosveld en ek het al Wildebees en Eland gejag met die 174 grein punte.

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