Laufer
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Laufer

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    1. jim brady
      jim brady
      Thought I'd send this here. Really didn't want to 'hijack' RonC's 98k post. Haven't bought any 8mm ammo since I bought a bunch from J&G Sales a couple years ago. That was 1935/36 German ball ammo. Mostly hang-fires, so I loaded some into commercial cases with new primers, shoots GREAT. Did the same thing with a bunch of Turkish ball 8mm ammo. That Turk ammo was really dirty shooting stuff, but the new brass and primers cleaned that up a lot.

      Had a Mk5 carbine that I traded away for an old 1916 No1 MkIII. Problem with the .303s is that they were made with over-size chambers to fire slightly dirty or damaged ammo in the trenches. LDBennet says that the chambers were 'long'. Never read that before. I've only found that the chamber tolerances were on the large side, so if you FL size a fired case you will end up with a ring at the cases head, and end up with a seperated case. I just neck size and my cases last much longer. Still have to trim-to-length. I gather that you shoot a couple different .303s, so that 'partial' case size idea that LDBennet talked about might be good for you to use.

      Good luck and enjoy those rifles! Jim Brady

      One other thing - I reload a lot of .310 diameter 124 grain bullets sold for the AK and SKS. I use data for the .30-40 Krag. Great for informal plinking. Cheaper than the 174 grain Hornady FMJ bullets by nearly half.
    2. Mosin_Nagant_Fan
      Mosin_Nagant_Fan
      I don't know of anyplace, in particular, that sells ammo any cheaper then SG.com. I buy mine from J&G ($187 for 880 rnds) and a local dealer (20 rnds packs) and the price per round is $0.21 and $0.25, respectively, yours would be roughly $0.21 per rnd from sportsmansguide.com but at fewer rounds. The larger round amount costs more in one sitting, but I save in the long run.
      I only go to one shooting range, and that's at the Tuskegee national park shooting range; pistols, shotguns and rifles are welcome, but no subguns, AP or incendiary rounds, though.
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    Location:
    West TN.
    Occupation:
    Heavy machinery coordinator.
    Middle-aged, very late-blooming plinker etc.

    Running in the woods, around copperheads etc.