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Forum Name: Hunting with the .303 British cartridge.
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Topic: Speed kills...
Posted By: Honkytonk
Subject: Speed kills...
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 6:11pm
My buddies are mostly speed freaks. Magnums. One even uses a 338 Mag for deer. To each his own, I guess. I got caught up in that a decade ago and bought a .300 Win Mag. After reloading 180 Grand Slams with 80g of H1000 crono'ed at just around 2900 fps, I think it worked out to 3 or 4 bucks a round. Didn't kill deer any better than my 150 gr Sierra's with 42 hrs of 4895 going 2500 fps. My point is a Lee Enfield will never be an accurate 3000 fps weapon. But it will drop any game on the planet.



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Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 8:39pm
You got that right!

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Castles made of sand slip into the sea.....eventually


Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 8:49pm
i rather like my 45 colts at roughly 650fps - accurate at range needed and the ding leaves a dent , about equal to the webley/enfield revolvers , 


Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 9:05pm
I had read this a long time ago.
The Lee Enfield rifle chambered for the .303 British round,has killed more big game animals then any other rifle,past or present.


Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: January 11 2018 at 9:26pm
On several continents and continues to do so.

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Castles made of sand slip into the sea.....eventually


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 5:07am
..& it's "ruggedness & simplicity" will never let you down!

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Loose wimmen tightened here


Posted By: Pukka Bundook
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 6:26am
I reckoned if it would bring down a ME 109, it'd do me!   Wink
 
Never needed anything more.  


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 6:35am
Didn't the 303 British round take down the Red Baron???


Posted By: Pukka Bundook
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 7:32am
Yes, but it was a Lewis gunner I think, Honks.
 
 


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 7:40am
& now they say it was the Aussies that did it from the ground

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Loose wimmen tightened here


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 9:34am
Pukka, afew years ago I watched a Nova program on the shooting down of the Red Baron. All scientific and stuff. This show believes he was downed by a single round fired from a 303 British Calibre Lewis gun on the ground. And yes Hoadie, apparently it was an Australian MG crew. This was their findings. God save the King!!!


Posted By: Pukka Bundook
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 11:13am
Hoadie and Tonks,
 
What you heard is what I heard as well.
 


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 11:51am
..That's cuz we listen with Canadian ears

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Loose wimmen tightened here


Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 7:38pm
did not the 303 aircraft machine guns save the skys of london durring the blitz , 

ok , now my head is hearing john belushi sayin "OVER ? was it over when the germans bombed pearl harbor ?" ..........i gotta stop this its driving me nuts , hearing movie lines and hummin alice's restaurant is not how i wanted to finish my day , ill never get to sleep ,


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 7:51pm
What u bin smoking A Sq?
The RAF also fitted Spits with 20mm.

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Loose wimmen tightened here


Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 7:57pm
no ceegars since it got cold , a couple brews but a really long tiring week and mind is wanting to divert from the stress i think , looking for pleasant thoughts , just dont need a nagging song or story line to get hung up in there really , 

but it beats rehashing the arguments of the week in the middle of the night pee break , 


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 8:00pm
Hey, while your at it, listen to 40,000 lbs of bananas!

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Loose wimmen tightened here


Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: January 12 2018 at 8:15pm
NOOOOOO ,


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 9:09am
In Scranton,. .  Pennsylvania!


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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 9:15am
Jimmy Buffet?


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 9:31am
Hary Chapin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeZJ6WSVVAk" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeZJ6WSVVAk


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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 9:37am
My mistake. Buffet wrote a song called 30,000 pounds of Bananas. Not sure if he was ripping off old Cats in the Cradle Harry.


Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: January 13 2018 at 9:41am
i remeber chapins version , but i liked a lot of his other pieces better , 



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