What is a 303 British Good For?
Hunting use The .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.
Is 303 British still made?
303 British, remains in non-stop production today, though mostly as hunting fodder. Inducted into military service in 1888, the British had developed their black powder .
Are 303 British Good for deer?
Yes, the . 303 British is A GOOD CHOICE for whitetail deer hunting, under average conditions, from a mid-range distance, with a medium grain expanding bullet, and with correct shot placement. 303 British round is approximately 2410 foot-pounds.
What’s the history of the 303 British round?
He had sectioned some of the bullets to allow us to see how they were constructed. As we noted in an earlier post, the .303 British round is an old round with a lot of history. The British attempted to “improve” its lethality and accuracy in several ways. One was to cut off the nose of the bullet, as shown in the Dum-Dum Bullets O’ Truth post.
What is the cartridge capacity of a 303 British?
The .303 British has 3.64 ml (56 grains H 2O) cartridge case capacity. The pronounced tapering exterior shape of the case was designed to promote reliable case feeding and extraction in bolt action rifles and machine guns alike, under challenging conditions.
What is the colour of a 303 round?
Some 303 drill rounds were also blackened. 303 cartridges were also produced with coloured rings around the cartridge case. The colour used can be purple, red, green or black. This was mainly a Canadian manufacturers practice, and usually denoted match ammunition.
What was the maximum velocity of a 303 British bullet?
The .303 British Mark VII cartridge had a muzzle velocity of 2,440 ft/s (744 m/s) and a maximum range of approximately 3,000 yd (2,700 m). The Mk VII was different from earlier .303 bullet designs or spitzer projectiles in general.