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#477080 - 04/04/17 09:11 PM 303 British Regulation Ammo
Vol423 Offline

Registered: 02/24/08
Posts: 721
Loc: Tennessee
I have ordered a SXS double 303 British from Verney-Carron. I can specifiy the ammunition to be used for regulation if it can be obtained in France. I can't seem to identify any ammunition that is available both in the US and in France that I can select as ammunition with which to regulate the rifle. One possibility is Hornady 150 grain softpoints. Id rather have heavier bullets, but I have found none that are available in both countries. Any suggestions?


#477083 - 04/04/17 09:23 PM Re: 303 British Regulation Ammo [Re: Vol423]
Dave Weber Offline


Registered: 11/09/01
Posts: 738
Loc: Bloomfield, NY
Maybe the Prvi Partizan 180's (soft point)?

What made you decide on a new rifle in 303?
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#477092 - 04/04/17 11:57 PM Re: 303 British Regulation Ammo [Re: Vol423]
craigd Offline

Registered: 02/18/09
Posts: 4785
Maybe, you can specify a bullet weight and velocity, or a bullet weight, type and velocity, that is similar to something here. Or, maybe better, load your own here to match what you specify. Maybe, they can give you an idea of how to anticipate changes from regulation.

#477108 - 04/05/17 09:35 AM Re: 303 British Regulation Ammo [Re: craigd]
Der Ami Offline

Registered: 07/04/12
Posts: 2319
Loc: East Alabama
I suggest you have them tell you what is available in France, and select one of those that you can either buy, or match with your handloads.

#477318 - 04/08/17 02:08 PM Re: 303 British Regulation Ammo [Re: Vol423]
WildCattle Offline

Registered: 11/22/06
Posts: 459
Loc: Northern California
Hi Allan,
The easiest would be to ask them what they have access to.
I suspect they can get Sellier & Belot and PRVI. I don't know if RWS has that caliber available. Norma does not seem to.
They can also get Kynoch I think, but of course that's very expensive, and it might take forever to import.
The .303Br is a "new" caliber in France, as it had been banned from 1939 to a few years ago along with all the other military rounds! There are basically almost no weapons in France in that caliber.
The most common double rifle rounds by far are 7x65R, 8x57JRS and 9.3x74R.
Good luck with your project!

#477326 - 04/08/17 04:46 PM Re: 303 British Regulation Ammo [Re: WildCattle]
bonny Offline

Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 278
Loc: Dublin
Originally Posted By: WildCattle
Hi Allan,

The .303Br is a "new" caliber in France, as it had been banned from 1939 to a few years ago along with all the other military rounds! There are basically almost no weapons in France in that caliber.

Strange, they overlooked that regulation between 1914-1918 and again between 1939-1945, ditto the .30-06.


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