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Reloading for Wild Bunch / Re: BAMM 303 Enfield ammo...?
« Last post by DUSTY BODDAMS on May 20, 2019, 11:20:40 AM »
Howdy Doc, welcome to BAMM! My 303 rifles shoot lead very well. A .312-.313 bullet is  what you need and Norm Purcella makes a g.c. Hitek coated bullet in that diameter. His phone number is 575-703-0391. Around 1500fps seems to be the sweet spot on the old battle rifles. I’ve heard of some clubs using paper and Fmj  ammo and if that’s it or no BAMM time to get out the paper! Several cardboard idpa  targets could be setup at various distance and shot at speed. The pain would be taping the targets between shooters.  Dusty Boddams
Reloading for Wild Bunch / Re: BAMM 303 Enfield ammo...?
« Last post by lostvaquero on May 20, 2019, 08:28:12 AM »
It more depends on the range rules.  Anyway Buffallo Arms hasbullets in 303 British the lead variety.
I know at 4 corners regional limit on velocity was 1600fps.  The range hoping to get the owner to let us do BAMM will probably require the same.  If that is the case you will have to do some load development.

Reloading for Wild Bunch / BAMM 303 Enfield ammo...?
« Last post by Doc Lawson on May 20, 2019, 07:31:00 AM »
I have a beautiful Longbranch i'd love to get to a BAMM match...but while i load my own SASS ammo, im currently just not up to cast/swaged/sized /lubed lead in rifle calibers.ANY sources out here foe either commercial lead or loads for this? Also...i guess it would depend on the range  and match stages, but do any clubs ever shoot these with mil. ball on paper rather than metal tgts? Thanks in advance, Doc Lawson, Peru,NY
Reloading for Wild Bunch / Re: Got my BAMM load thanks to Grouchy
« Last post by lostvaquero on May 18, 2019, 09:53:27 PM »
I got one the Wilson checks off evil bay.  I check rounds in there but remember your advice to chamber check.

Thanks again for getting me there.
Dead Head, the NY State WB Championship looks like it was a fun match with a good turnout.  And Total Time Scoring to boot.  Y'all have a group of hard core WB shooters!
Reloading for Wild Bunch / Re: Got my BAMM load thanks to Grouchy
« Last post by Grouchy Spike on May 18, 2019, 07:12:24 PM »
LV, good to hear that you and your K-31 are doing well! 

Overall length is critical.  I gauge every round by running it through the chamber. (observing safety practices)  If the bolt doesn't close easily and fully, as evidenced by the position of the end of the operating rod in the bolt, the firing pin can be released but won't contact the primer.  Continued hits like that may eventually damage the internals of the bolt.  This problem of a cartridge not fully chambering is caused by incomplete sizing all the way to the base or Overall Length.  I resorted to a Redding sizing die to solve the problem of sizing.  Until I gained confidence in the sizing die, I ran every recised case through the chamber.   Occasionally a case will be difficult to resize, indicating a need for some annealing. 

L.E. Wilson made a run of cartridge gauges to check headspace and overall length of the case, but last time I checked, the supplier ( was sold out.  Once used cases are determined to be at correct dimensions, the cases don't usually need further trimming.
Reloading for Wild Bunch / Got my BAMM load thanks to Grouchy
« Last post by lostvaquero on May 18, 2019, 06:30:32 PM »
Well I too have been playing with TB in Swiss K31.  Our range probably will let us do BAMM with loads running less than 1600fps.

The Norm bullets are nice but I also had some 160g hitec poly bullets.  Just chronograph them very consistent at 1559 fps with 15g TB.

I also had a few 210g poly bullets but had to back off the amount of TB as 15g a bit too much.  Max amount there I could get was around 14g and result was a ho hum 1250 fps.

Have not put the 160s on target but pretty sure going to do fine.

Hats off to Grouchy Spike for all his load development it sure cut a bunch of time off development.
Was a fantastic time.
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