What is the effective range of a British 303?

303 British Mark VII cartridge was loaded with 37 gr (2.40 g) of Cordite MDT 5-2 (cordite MD pressed into tubes) and had a muzzle velocity of 2,440 ft/s (744 m/s) and a maximum range of approximately 3,000 yd (2,743 m).

How many rounds did the Lee Enfield hold?

It fired . 303-calibre ammunition with a rimmed cartridge carried in a 10-round box magazine. The magazine could also be loaded with five-round clips or single rounds.

Is a 303 British Good for moose?

Hunters from the previous generation reported that a 303 British is all what you need, for moose hunting, up to distance of say 250 yards. My friends that used to hunt from a platform in the tree were killng from the platform.

How accurate is a 303?

Accuracy will depend on the rifle, most 303’s are 60 to 100 years old and you have to take that into consideration. A decent rifle should have minute of deer accuracy easily to 250 – 300 yards.

Was the Lee-Enfield reliable?

“Keefe, why do you know all that?” Rugged, robust, reliable and in service to the British Empire for nearly a century, the Lee-Enfield was simply the best military rifle a century ago when the world went to war.

Is a 303 A good gun?

303 is a full power cartridge deadly for a great distance. It compares favorably with 30–06 Springfield, 7.92 Mauser, 7.62x54r Russian ammo and has a tiny bit more pop than 7.62×51 NATO. Anything you shoot won’t notice the difference. It’s an excellent deer rifle.

Is 303 a good deer rifle?

Yes, the . 303 British is A GOOD CHOICE for whitetail deer hunting, under average conditions, from a mid-range distance, with a medium grain expanding bullet, and with correct shot placement.

What is the bullet diameter of a 303 British round?

The bullet diameter for the .303 British round is 7,9 millimetres, larger than the NATO standard .308/7,62x51mm. The most notable military service firearms chambered for this caliber included all variants of the Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield rifles, the Pattern 1914 and Model 1917 rifles, and the Bren machine gun.

Why was the 303 British rifle so controversial?

.303 British cartridges, along with the Lee–Enfield rifle, were heavily criticized after the Second Boer War. Their heavy round-nosed bullets had low muzzle velocities and suffered compared to the 7×57mm rounds fired from the Mauser Model 1895.

When did the 303 come out in the UK?

It was the standard British and Commonwealth military cartridge for rifles and machine guns from 1889 until the 1950s when it was replaced by the 7.62×51mm NATO. The .303 British has 3.64 ml (56 grains H 2 O) cartridge case capacity.

What was the muzzle velocity of the Enfield 303?

Minor modifications were made to the action along with a change to a two piece stock, implemented by Enfield engineers. The.303 British cartridge was designed by a Major Rubini, superintendent of the Swiss government arms laboratory. The cartridge fired a 215 grain.311” bullet over 70 grains of black powder for a muzzle velocity of 1850fps.