SMLE Scout, 303 British, & 180-Grain PPU vs. Hog

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SMLE Scout, 303 British, & 180-Grain PPU vs. Hog

Postby Ranch Dog » 30 Dec 2019 17

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Re: SMLE Scout, 303 British, & 180-Grain PPU vs. Hog

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 31 Dec 2019 09

Big lad. New Years pork and sauerkraut?

Happy New Year one and all,
Curt.......makin' smoke and raising my carbon foot print one cartridge at a time +guns +guns
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Re: SMLE Scout, 303 British, & 180-Grain PPU vs. Hog

Postby mad trapper » 31 Dec 2019 15

Nice shooting RD.
I dont have anything in 303 British, yet.
Just lately took an interest in the cartridge, been reading up on it, and the mil surp rifles.
May pick up a lee hand loader kit, just to put back, while they are still bring made.
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Re: SMLE Scout, 303 British, & 180-Grain PPU vs. Hog

Postby Ranch Dog » 31 Dec 2019 18

At times the rifle/cartridge has made me insane, but the three of us seem to be reaching some level of agreement as to who is on charge.

This scout is a fantastic rifle, I'm very proud of it. I'm settled on the bullet, going to stick with jacketed over cast. Same with powder and charge. I am going to try topping the powder with a 1.6-grain drop of BPI Buffer on top to bring the compression to 100%. I want to see if the is any difference with or without it.

I moved the Lee Collet die to the Challenger press, and the sized case feeds perfectly. Something is going on within the die when used on the Classic Turret. Yes, it is being adjusted exactly per the instructions for the LCT. Same story with the 300 Savage.

I will compare the Collet sized loads against those sized with the Lee Loader.
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