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Thread: I think I found my 03A3 load!

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    Boolit Buddy
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    I think I found my 03A3 load!

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    This is using 26.2 grs of Rx7, with a 311299 boolit, caste with a mixed alloy of 50% Lead/50% Lyman#2 and a Hornady GC, lubed with Lyman Alox (NRA) lube. I am not using any filler in the case. The case is Winchester, and they are neck sized using the Lee Collet Die. This was shot off the bench, open sights...

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    Boolit Buddy kaiser's Avatar
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    What grain bullet is the 311299? Good shooting! I've got a 2 groove BBL'd 03 with a Redfield peep sight that I'll have to try your load in.

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    Boolit Buddy
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    The boolet weight is around 203grs as caste, and then with GC, and lube it runs around 205grs. Play around with the load, as a few 10ths of a grain changed the group allot!! I am using Fed Match primers.

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    Boolit Bub
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    I use this bullet in my two groove 1944 Remington 03A3 with 20 gr. of Reloader 7, '69 Lake City case and a Rem. Magnum primer.
    An outstanding target load that is scary accurate!

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    Boolit Master DonMountain's Avatar
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    Is Rx7 and Reloader 7 the same thing? Who are they made by?

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    Boolit Master
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    Two names for the same powder -- Aliant

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    Boolit Master
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    Puts a big smile on your face when it all comes together doesn't it?
    Then to the next rifle!

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    Boolit Master Bad Ass Wallace's Avatar
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    My O3 has a 4 groove barrel and I use the Lyman 311284 (208gns) as cast, sized to 0.310" in neck turned and unified brass. This 10 shot group was the first of 2 benchrested at 100yds. My load is 31gns of a local powder equivilant to Dupont 3031 for 1740fps. Sorry, I use a 12X scope!

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Wallace, that 12x scope does help... LOL! That is a great group. Let me see how close I can get with the stock peep site... My bullets are sized to .309 diameter... in my 4 groove 03 it just likes the .309 better... absolutely no leading after 10 shots... I like that!!

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    Boolit Bub

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    I'm glad that I read this post because I recently got a SC 03-A3 made in 1943 that has been sporterized and all the loads mentioned really shoot good in it.

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    Boolit Master Char-Gar's Avatar
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    For war time production military rifles, the 03A3 is an amazing rifle!
    Disclaimer: The above is not holy writ. It is just my opinion based on my experience and knowledge. Your mileage may vary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by varminter66 View Post

    This was shot off the bench, open sights...
    Hahahahhaha! Awesome!
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    The old saying was the Brits made battle rifles, Germans made hunting rifles and the Americans made target rifles.

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    My 03-A3 shoots beautifully oth a NOE 311299 of wws, sized to .310 over 18grns 4759, bullets seated touching lands. My second favorite cast bullet launcher!
    I shoot so that I can handload.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check