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    "Do not load for the Ross in 303" interesting comments from 1941

    I was scrounging around a local gun shop in my town. They had a pile of very old books that were dropped off as part of an estate. Among these books was a reloading manual from 1937, with a revision in 1941. Made me laugh, as I have reloaded approximately 100 rounds of HXP I recently shot through my 1905 Mk II. I had no issue at all full-length sizing the blown-out cases. Ahh.. how far we've come...
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    Quote Originally Posted by smle addict View Post
    I was scrounging around a local gun shop in my town. They had a pile of very old books that were dropped off as part of an estate. Among these books was a reloading manual from 1937, with a revision in 1941. Made me laugh, as I have reloaded approximately 100 rounds of HXP I recently shot through my 1905 Mk II. I had no issue at all full-length sizing the blown-out cases. Ahh.. how far we've come...
    I can only attest to the fact that my Ross MK IIIB was stamped with an "E". The empty case was something to behold. It had swollen areas all over the place. I don't know what they reamed it with or how they did it but it wasn't close to symmetrical.

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    Were the defects visible to the eye when looking into the chamber?
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    Could the bulge on one side, perhaps the upper side, be due to the cartridge lying at the bottom of the loose chamber at the time of ignition? I have heard of 303 cases having a slight bulge or enlarged area at the 12 o-clock position and just ahead of the base after firing for that reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluenoser View Post
    Could the bulge on one side, perhaps the upper side, be due to the cartridge lying at the bottom of the loose chamber at the time of ignition? I have heard of 303 cases having a slight bulge or enlarged area at the 12 o-clock position and just ahead of the base after firing for that reason.
    I have seen that with No.4s even.
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    i suspect it is more to do with how the case happens to sit in the chamber when fired.
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    I use a thin o-ring on the case when I fireform the cases. They turn out great.


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