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Old 10-31-2006, 10:50 AM   #1
 
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Buy brass or loaded ammo for the brass; also need sources?

Got two delimas:

Should I just buy brass, or buy loaded ammo and shoot it for the brass?

What is a good commeral brass or ammo for the brass for .303 British and 7.62x54r?


The price of brass for the .303 British and 7.62x54r would cost something like 40 bucks per 100. I was thinking of buying ammo for 50 bucks per 100 and shooting it for the brass. Any ideas?

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Old 10-31-2006, 10:54 AM   #2
 
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Check Graff and sons. They have both and usually at good prices. Especially if you have a C&R FFL. They usually beat midway on shipping for me.
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Old 10-31-2006, 05:54 PM   #3
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the cheapest reloadable ammo for the 303 is wolf gold - about $10/box.

you can put your own together for less, but not too much less.
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Old 11-01-2006, 02:46 PM   #4
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the cheapest reloadable ammo for the 303 is wolf gold - about $10/box.

you can put your own together for less, but not too much less.
ditto, search your local gun shows and sometimes you find what your looking for.

Last weekend I went to Cleveland, Ohio to the show looking for 45 brass. I finally beat a guy up for 1000 new nickel Winchester for $50.00. That's $5.00 a hundred. I bought 2000 but that will last me a long time. There is a show this coming weekend in Akron, OH and one the following weekend in Medina, OH. If you want me to look for that brass I will. Let me know!!

Ebay auction has 500 count starting bid $55 with $8.60 S&H.

Terry
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:26 PM   #5
 
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Hey, Saw an ad in the Shotgun News for WWII .303. It's Assorted and Winchster made some of it.

Would the Winchester Ammo be Boxer primed? Well since it's WWII, it;s corrosive, and maybe the brass is too old to work with?

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you can put your own together for less, but not too much less.
That I was thinking. So after I calculate labor in, it's not even worth reloading the first time becasue I paid for the brass. After once fired, the brass is already paid for and I save more money doing it my self. (Well, that the way I look at things when it comes to reloading).

How is the quality of Wolf brass. I know it's made under contract by some company in one of the Solvic countries. The company starts with a P I think. (Bad with names).


Suasponte, Thanks for the offer, but I don't want to put you in that position. It's going to be a while until I save up some money.

I got a ton of corrosive ammo, but I don't have the time and hate cleaning guns. It makes it even more work to clean the barrle out.
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Old 11-02-2006, 06:07 AM   #6
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I have Graf brass in 7.62x54R, and Winchester in 303. Whatever you get in 303 won't last forever, unless you're shooting powderpuff loads. I also reccomend, if you want to buy loaded ammo to shoot, then reload, do NOT use S&B, thier brass is not very good to reload, especiallyin a rifle that is hard on brass like an Enfield.
I do love handloading for these old warhorses, I will say that!
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:29 AM   #7
 
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I also reccomend, if you want to buy loaded ammo to shoot, then reload, do NOT use S&B, thier brass is not very good to reload, especiallyin a rifle that is hard on brass like an Enfield.
What's wrong with S&B brass? I've been reloading their brass in 7.62x25 and 9x19 with no problems. I have a growing pile of once-fired .303 that all looks fine.
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Old 11-02-2006, 10:00 AM   #8
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Wolf Gold is supposed to be fine brass, made py Prvi Parizan, who is also rumored to have made Graf's brass, which gets high marks.

Cheaper than Dirt, Miwall ammo, and Sportsman's guide (as much as I dislike them) have the best current price on the Wolf Gold at $11/box. use a coupon if ordering from SG to save on shipping and buy enough to spread the shipping costs.


ammoman has it for $65/100 delivered, or 120/200 delivered.

CTD also has S&B for $9.50/box. I have been very satisfied with S&B products, but I have seen several posts not happy with S&B's 303 brass.
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:56 PM   #9
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If you want .303 brass to last, neck size only until it won't chamber anymore, then resize only enough to get it into the chamber. Look at your once fired brass and compare it to an unfired cartridge. With most chambers, you'll see a huge difference.
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Old 11-03-2006, 04:56 PM   #10
 
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Thanks guys for the info and input. I'll go ahead and save some money to buy the Dies and Brass. I am hoping to save some cash by using .308 projectiles. I got a ton of M-80 ball and M-2 ball.

Here's the post with pics if you guys would be so kind in apply your infident knowlege there too!

http://battlerifles.ambackforum.com/vie ... hp?t=42251
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Old 11-03-2006, 06:48 PM   #11
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I was told by veteran Enfield reloaders that the S&B brass in 303 gets very brittle quick, and cracks after one or two loads.
So far, I have some Winchester brass that has 5 loads through them with no stretching or cracking, but I don't load incredible hot, either. I just started reloading this caliber earlier this year. The .3105 bullets seem to work well in my No4MK1*.
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