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Forum Name: Hunting with the .303 British cartridge.
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Topic: Range time
Posted By: Honkytonk
Subject: Range time
Date Posted: February 12 2018 at 5:56pm
I kinda wussed out the other day going to the range. Didn't get above -15c but their calling for -5c (-23f for our American friends) on Wednesday in this part of the country and I've been itching to take my new No5 and No4 Parker-Hale Enfield out for a maiden shoot! Got a full box of 174 gr FMJ ready roll!

Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: February 12 2018 at 6:17pm
methinks you figgered incorrectly on the temperature.
- 5 C isn't - 23 F...just sayin

Loose wimmen tightened here

Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: February 12 2018 at 6:53pm
+23 F but it’s still bloody well cold. One has to factor in the wind chill and moisture factors as well.

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

Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: February 13 2018 at 6:12am
You are correct. I meant +23f. Balmy for us lately!

Posted By: SW28fan
Date Posted: February 13 2018 at 6:35pm
Burr,  I don't even want think about it.  I got Raynauld's Syndrome and have to stay out of the cold

Have a Nice Day
If already having a nice day please disregard

Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: February 14 2018 at 9:25am
Just got back from the range. Pretty happy with results as I hadn't shot either rifle before. No4 with 4x Weaver was about 1" group at both 25 and 50yds. No5 was 2" @ 25yds, and 3" @ 50yds, with two cloverleafing! All with battle sites. All were 3 shot groups using 174 gr FMJ went to the 100yd range and proceeded to ring steel plates! Sent two boxes down range this morning! Fun morning.

Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: February 14 2018 at 11:50am
Forgot to mention. I had a box of mismatched .303 ammo that I shot for the brass. Neither rifle liked the round nose bullets!

Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: February 14 2018 at 2:46pm
hmmmm , SW28fan , we have this in common - " I got Raynauld's Syndrome and have to stay out of the cold" - i have to be careful too , 

+23f is right on the edge of where i have to think twice about going out , deffinetly have to limit my exposure .

the round nose bullets like slower speeds , much like the US krag rifle and early 3003 - they needed to stay under 2000fps , thus the 3006 and its spitzers 

Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: February 14 2018 at 3:17pm
Actually, meant both rifles didn't like the round noses for feeding! I loaded them single shot style. I'll need to tweak the lips on the magazine, I suspect. Those FMJ's fed like a dream!

Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: February 15 2018 at 5:48am
I hadn't shot alot in the last year or so. This morning, I must admit my shoulder feels it! Forgot how the No5 has a definite "thump" to it!!!

Posted By: Pukka Bundook
Date Posted: February 15 2018 at 6:08am
I had a slow -motion photo of my daughter firing a musket, with 125 grs of 2F and a .750" ball.
She looked like a rag -doll when it went off, but loved firing it, wasn't fazed by it.   It looked like whiplash in slow -motion though.   
I remember my No 5.  Looked lovely but a "nasty little bugger" I thought!  LOL!

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