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Makes me wonder how much I can get for all the Norma 303 brass along with the Norma gun powder i have.
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Originally posted by Goosic Goosic wrote:

Makes me wonder how much I can get for all the Norma 303 brass along with the Norma gun powder i have.

I should think that the Norma 303  would fetch at least a dollar @ if new, maybe half that for OF, in the land of Brandonville. As most rifle powders are now going for $50+/-  LB, its anybody's  guess on that powder.
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I hope one day I don’t regret shooting the 150 rounds each week that I have maintained all thru this shortage.  I’m off fo the range tomorrow to see if I successfully fixed the vertical stringing problem I have with my Savage No. 4 Mk 1/3. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A square 10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2022 at 10:32pm
me too - ive been reloading at the same rate so far but the components may not last , but ill still have enough for the final shootout i think , 

i was looking for cast bullets - not a great picture so far , im looking for primers and not happy with the scalper prices , ive not looked for powder recently but friends say its not good , 

im sure its all gonna work out this year ...right ? ........after all the election cycle should shift it 
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I will cast my own bullets to keep shooting my No. 4 rifles (.303 and 7.62) if I have to, but I’m not going to pay $700 for 5,000 primers.  That is 5 times the price it was a few years ago and is price gouging.  

Let’s hope things get better after November, the Dems are going to take a she!!acking. 
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Bruno's Shooters Supply has another shipment of primers. Federal Gold Match.  $650.00 for 5000. 
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Brit & A square, I have been using the Accurate Molds 31-180MB mold for just a few weeks now and love it. The proprietor will make these at whatever diameter works for you. My bullets come out about .3145. Then I tumble lube them with Lee's Alox (which is really the same compound as Ziebart auto undercoating). Next I load this on top of 13 grains of Red Dot in neck-sized only brass. My Chrony malfed years ago, but I would guess it's in the 1300 fps range. I note that upon ejecting a chambered round, one can clearly see the rifling is engaging the bullet. Shoots reasonbly well in both the No4 & 5.  The brass lasts a long time, the powder goes a long way and my bullets are cheap (like me). I'm happy.
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That’s what Ed Harris termed “The Load” for just about any .30 Cal rifle cartridge.  I’d try it if I could find some Red Dot.  Shooting cast bullets at these velocities also have the added benefit of greatly reduced barrel wear. 


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Originally posted by Goosic Goosic wrote:

Bruno's Shooters Supply has another shipment of primers. Federal Gold Match.  $650.00 for 5000. 

I only see Federal Large Pistol Magnum Match listed. 
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Originally posted by britrifles britrifles wrote:

That’s what Ed Harris termed “The Load” for just about any .30 Cal rifle cartridge.  I’d try it if I could find some Red Dot.  Shooting cast bullets at these velocities also have the added benefit of greatly reduced barrel wear. 



And.....the benefit of greatly reduced wear on an old guy's shoulder  Thumbs Up

Here in my part of Florida,  the shotgun/pistol powders are more available,  albeit at the new pricing reality. Harris has a lot of great material floating around the internet on shooting cast bullets. Wish he could be convinced to compile his writings into a book.
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Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

Sniffing around for .303 hunting ammo..your right..seems to be a short list!

Anyone ever hear of HERTERS ammo? (I haven't)

Bass Pro seems to have it..but I'm skeptical of the price. Is it any good?

I have used Herters in several calibers .... Had no problems with it ......

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Whenever I needed store bought off the shelf stuff for my 303, I used Herters. The 150grn stuff is phenomenal for taking down a mule deer or javelina...
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Herters used to be highly regarded.
Isn't it rebranded PRVI or something now?
I stand corrected its S&B.
"For hunters and shooters looking for traditional ammunition, Herter’s Select Grade Brass Case loads offer full metal jacket and jacketed cup-and-core soft-point bullets for target and big-game use. These Boxer-primed, non-corrosive cartridges are loaded by the Czech firm Sellier & Bellot in several common rifle and handgun chamberings."
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