Help and opinions on 303 Brit PP 60
I am familiar with Prvi Partizan ammo and its headstamps. My newer stuff in Brit 303 says made in Serbia and the stamp is PPU. And says in English Script .303 British.
A box was recently given to me and the headstamp reads PP, VII, and 60. The VII means 170 plus grains of a standard Brit military load and the 60 is likely the year of production.
My question to anyone who may know; Is this ammo corrosive? I have read in the past that some PP ammo was loaded with nitro/ cordite/ guncotton mixture that is corrosive even though the primers may not be. The guy that gave me this stuff has an Enfield #4 Mk 1 that he asked me to look at that I found to be quite rusty in the barrel. I spent about four hours getting the crap out of the barrel and action. A few days later he gave me the gun and about 50 rounds of this ammo. I don.t know if this was the ammo that caused the barrel issue but I it would a likely assumption.
My own 1948 (PF) LE #4 Mk 1 is in beautiful shape and I donít want to run this stuff down range with out having a high comfort level with it.
Any help will be appreciated.