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303 brass needed

Discussion in 'Ammunition Classifieds' started by torpedoman, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    need 303 brit brass ,want some to experiment with.
     
  2. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    20-25 would be a good start trying to make 410 shotgun brass with them, If it works as many as 100
     
  3. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    no rush and thanks a lot
     
  4. Oohrah

    Oohrah NorthwestSouthern Oregon Coast Member

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    Pretty sure you can buy brass for 410 shot shells. What are you
    going to use them for? I have a Contender that shoots 45 LC/
    .410 3". When you screw in their choke that came with it, pop
    cans disolve at 50 feet. My shoulder held shotguns don't have
    a pattern that dense. Not sure of the thickness of 303 commercial
    brass. Most military is Bredan primed.
     
  5. Oohrah

    Oohrah NorthwestSouthern Oregon Coast Member

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    With the exception of US ammo and possibility of that made for the
    US market, the majority of import and military is Berdan primed. More
    difficult to load and sizes vary with the Berdan. They tend to be
    slightly larger than American Boxer counter parts. Used to be Herter
    imported boxer cases and Norma, that you might know is pretty spendy.
    No longer a military adopted round by major countries, it will continue
    to become scare. Most of the major ammo companies still manufacture
    loaded ammo. The .308 bullets work in some, but .311 are pretty easy to
    find in both cast and jacketed bullets.
    The market on surplus rifles in that caliber are pretty well drying up.
    Still don't have a clue what you plan to do with this catridge case. Reloads
    as is are good from one to five, due to a lot of factors including the rifle
    they are fires. Lower pressures than today's 50,000 and upward 30 cals.
    I know that a company by the name of Gibbs converts the SMLEs in to .410
    shotguns. Forget if single shot or magazine feed repeaters
     
  6. Zeke Menuar

    Zeke Menuar Oregon Monsoon Central Member

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    Bought my 303 brass from Midway. They get it in stock from time to time.

    Found a couple of boxes of Remington 303 at a gunshow a few years ago. It's around.
     
  7. Oohrah

    Oohrah NorthwestSouthern Oregon Coast Member

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    They really are not hard to find, but the prices give me sticker shock:(
    I have a few hundred loaded for a SMLE Sniper that I own. It remains in
    excellent plus condition, they along with A4s continue to climb in value.
    I load them until a slight mark where they separate in the head area appears
    They are then discarded. Most of the range brass, when there is any,
    is the Berdan military stuff. Military is heavier any closer to chamber
    dimention than US. Just a pain to decap and kind of scary to use an
    undersized primer punch. Some love it, what can I say !!:bluelaugh: