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Old March 1st, 2017, 10:30 AM   #1
 
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Who has experience shooting .303 British in a #1?



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no but should be very accurate.
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A little.

I like it better now that I have had the safety catch reshaped, had the slop in the lever latch fixed, replaced the trigger with a Kepplinger and removed some of the wood in the barrel channel to fix the LH side pressure to the barrel.

I found it to be sub MOA for a 3 shot groups off the bench with Remington 180gn Core Lok.

It worked well on an old sambar stag with the Remington 180 gn. The 215gn Hydro are too hard for fallow deer. I can not get the 150gn Barnes to group.
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I have one, it has a 0.314" bore. It didn't go too well with the 180Gn Remington Factory CoreLokt ammo from memory.

My mate at the range has one and his likes Hornady 150Gn Soft point bullets.

Mine got buried at the back of the safe and has sat there for a couple of years. I'm about to pull it out and dust it off.

I have some 0.318" Woodleigh bullets from an early 8mm that I had. I want to get a Lee 0.311"Bullet Sizing die and open it up to ).314" / 0.315" I think they will go well. Why Ruger built them with such sloppy bores, I'll never know, they just say they are in specs (yeah, right, for a Lee Enfield heading off to the trenches in WW1!).

I think it will see mostly lead boolit work.
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A little.

I like it better now that I have had the safety catch reshaped, had the slop in the lever latch fixed, replaced the trigger with a Kepplinger and removed some of the wood in the barrel channel to fix the LH side pressure to the barrel.

I found it to be sub MOA for a 3 shot groups off the bench with Remington 180gn Core Lok.

It worked well on an old sambar stag with the Remington 180 gn. The 215gn Hydro are too hard for fallow deer. I can not get the 150gn Barnes to group.
My No5MK1 does not like the 150grn Hornady bullets either...didn't try thim in my No4MK2.

Both my Enfields like 180grn Speer RN or Sierra spitzer SP.

Don't know anything about Ruger No 1s, sorry.

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My No5MK1 does not like the 150grn Hornady bullets either...didn't try thim in my No4MK2.

Both my Enfields like 180grn Speer RN or Sierra spitzer SP.

Don't know anything about Ruger No 1s, sorry.

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My No. 5 has a distinct preference for 180grn ammo.
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