Re: .303 for Lee-Enfield No4 MkI
try to keep the loads around 2400fps or less, i have found that most manufacturers .311 bullets will readily expand at lower velocities, very important if you use yours for hunting. i mostly use sierra 180gr. softpoints and they perform very well and are very accurate. also, if you do decide to reload, pay attention to the bulged out necks on fireformed cases, and do not disturb them during resizing, you can accomplish this best by adjusting your full length resizing die until it just contacts the fire formed shoulder, it will make the cases last longer and add a bit to the accuracy. the .303 brit is bad about incipient case-head separation and cases should be inspected closely after every firing. i average about 6 loadings per case with my heavy loads, and about 10 for my light loads. the old S.M.L.E is a very reliable rifle, and in my opinion 1 of the best ever designed. have fun and safe shooting.
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