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Old 03-04-2003, 04:54 AM
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Default .303savage

can someone tell me about this round?
does it take wider ( little ) than the 300savage? also bigger grain bullets? i found thus gun in a savage 99' but have never even heard of this round before except the 303 but in an enfield.
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Old 03-04-2003, 02:53 PM
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Default RE: .303savage

It' s about like the .30-30 in power. It takes .308 bullets and the typical weight is 190g.

The .303 Savage is far less powerful than the .303 British most often chambered in the Enfield rifles, which is a much larger cartridge.
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Old 03-06-2003, 03:56 AM
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Default RE: .303savage

Here is an awesome reference to the 303 Savage:

but in a nutshell

Despite its " .303" nomenclature, the .303 Savage is usually reloaded with standard .308" (.30 caliber) bullets. The .303 Savage case is a rimmed, bottleneck type with a rim diameter of .505" , a base diameter of .442" , a shoulder angle of 16 degrees, and a length of 2.015" . In a practical sense, it has about 1-2 grains greater useful capacity with common powders than the .30-30 case. Like the .30-30, the .303 has always been loaded with flat point or round nose bullets, even though the Savage Model 99 rifle used a rotary magazine which could (and did in other calibers) accommodate spitzer bullets
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Old 03-06-2003, 04:48 AM
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Default RE: .303savage

thanks for the info. Hector500 thank you for the page. does not seem like a decent round when there are better roundsout there. was wondering why it was on the shelf for about 6 months.
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