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    Help Identifying Ammo

    Hello I have included photos of .303 ammo hoping someone can help identify. Thanks

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    The one on the right looks Iraqi likely contracted, with 1958 date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthanne1 View Post
    The one on the right looks Iraqi likely contracted, with 1958 date.
    And the other one is Britishicon Mk 7 made by Greenwood & Batley in 1941.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintage hunter View Post
    And the other one is Britishicon Mk 7 made by Greenwood & Batley in 1941.
    Thanks. Are either of these something I should consider using in my 1942 Enfield? I don’t know after short research if these use corrosive primers, any idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Entry Level View Post
    Thanks. Are either of these something I should consider using in my 1942 Enfield? I don’t know after short research if these use corrosive primers, any idea?
    Yes both have corrosive primers. IIRC, all 303 with the large copper colored primers is corrosive. I dont think either one is a collectors item so shoot them if you want.....if they'll shoot. Probably be hang fires if they do. Clean the bore good afterward.
    Personally, I'd hunt up some non corrosive Greek HXP or the likes myself.
    Avoid the Pakistani POFicon surplus unless its dirt cheap. Lots of hang fires.

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    Excellent, thanks. Don’t need ammo I won’t shoot so I will stick with my reloading chores.

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