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    Greek 303 Ammo

    I recently got some Greek 303 ammo in trade. The 48rd boxes are marked (besides all the greek stuff) as MK 7 Z and HXP-69. I assume it's as good as the 30-06 ammo they made as well?
    Nobody had issues with it?
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    Yes, it's good. Shoot it up and send me the brass! HXP brass is excellent for reloading.

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    I had some...

    I had some Greek .303.
    Out of all the rounds I fired, one would not chamber.
    It has a poorly formed case head.
    Right above the rim is a rough band of brass.
    It looks a little like the belt you see on belted magnums, but it's right above the rim, there's no extra space for the extractor hook.
    It would never chamber, and I still have it.
    Even so, if I could find any more Greek .303 I would snatch it up quick.
    It never had a dead primer and the accuracy was was probably better than my eyesight.

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    Excellent reloadable ammo.
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    OK, so where can I score a crate like that? Full, of course.

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    I forget which site it was, but there was a fella who took apart a bunch of HXP73.

    I seem to recall:

    Bullets tended to be 173 grains
    Powder charge had about a 1 grain variation
    The neck wall thickness sometimes was different on a given case, again, this is from memory, about .003".

    So now you know what to do to make super reloads after you have the fun of shooting it the first time!

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    Yep, HXP is great stuff.

    Skip, check out the chargers used in your cans. Often they had recycled early model chargers- the type with the four long slots in the bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Son View Post
    Yep, HXP is great stuff.

    Skip, check out the chargers used in your cans. Often they had recycled early model chargers- the type with the four long slots in the bottom.
    Where??? Where where where where where??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by rondog View Post
    Where??? Where where where where where??????
    That case was purchased around the mid 1980s. When I saw it in Shotgun News I ordered a case cheap.

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    it isn't readily available

    Quote Originally Posted by rondog View Post
    Where??? Where where where where where??????
    in fact, unless you find someone who is selling their own "hoarded" stuff at a gunshow, it has been MANY years since any was imported.

    right up there is the non-corrosive South African stuff (berdan) you occasinally find.

    otherwise, there was POFicon (pakistani) stuff (corrosive) and mixed headstamp stuff Sportsmans Guide had for a while.

    Bottom Line, there AINT any "decent" surplus .303 around. The Wolf Gold and Prvi (all yugo) is exceptionally good stuff, but it's 75 cents a round or more.

    and PS, the brass is "OK" certainly better than Sellier and Bellot (which was horrible stuff for reloading), but the Prvi/Wolf is easily as good as Winchester/Remington US brass (maybe a bit better).
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