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Thread: Weird Cartridge Crush: .303 Savage

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    Quote Originally Posted by topper88 View Post
    With the new Hodgdon LeverRevolution powder increasing velocity while decreasing pressure you can't go wrong. What's old is new again.
    The boost from LeverRevolution and the 99's friendly to pointy bullets magazine have crossed my mind as likely making an interesting secondary load with a light, pointed, mono-metal at somewhat high velocity practical.

    A 190 cast thumper and a 130 copper screamer the little retro round never had it so good.
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    I have to confess that I wasn't fully aware of the market impact of growing 99 collector interest and ranks.

    It's going to take more hunting than I first thought to find one too ugly for the collectors but solid enough for me.
    The first purpose of the Second Amendment is too often overlooked, fostering a liberty of mind and action necessary in the people of a free republic.

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    They're out there, just gotta be patient.

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    I use the RCBS 30-180 at .310 with excellent results for plinking. I've not managed to find a deer while carrying it, but perhaps after I move to Virginia. Mine dates to 1906. I had to replace the stock when the original was broken in a fall.
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    I'm a big fan of the Savage .303. Have a 1928 era '99 takedown with a Lyman 30 1/2 rear sight. It shoots ten shot groups into a bit less than two inches at a hundred. It likes 9 grains unique and 311291. I also shoot the same charge with 311241-154 into another quarter inch. Cool gun that is a lot of fun.

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    Nice to read about the good cast loads, especially that 9 of Unique - already use that with good results with 158s in .35.

    That makes for a lot of rifle loads per pound.
    The first purpose of the Second Amendment is too often overlooked, fostering a liberty of mind and action necessary in the people of a free republic.

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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