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Powder for .303 enfield
« on: August 12, 2019, 12:11:55 PM »
I saw on a previous thread that the Purcella bullets are favored.
Which powder is good to try in the .303 Enfield for BAMM with the gas checked lead bullets?

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Re: Powder for .303 enfield
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 01:38:35 PM »
For Cast Bullets loading, usually if a powder is good in the .30-06, it works fine for .303 British loads too.   

The range of powders published in the Lyman Cast Bullet loading manual run:
Unique - although it's a little fast for the good 1600-1800 FPS load that usually works well in BAMM competition - but great for plinking
5744  - most accurate in Lyman's testing

And, would not be surprised if you are able to figure out a load with Trail Boss, Reloder 7, Varget or 2230, as well.   Don't know that I would go to a slower powder than that last one.  Not until you get some experience with what your gun likes to shoot.

The .303 is very easy to load for, IF you have a bullet that matches the widely-varying groove diameters in the barrels.  Slug yours to find out.

Good luck, GJ
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Re: Powder for .303 enfield
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 02:09:06 PM »
Thanks for the information.