.303s are legendary

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Re: .303s are legendary

Post by bladeracer » 25 Feb 2017, 10:05 am

<<Genesis93>> wrote:I'd say if its a milsurp that did actually return from the battlefield of WW1 or WW2.....then there would be a good chance it did.....



Still a pretty remote chance I reckon, especially here where rifles have traveled through a long chain of inspections before hitting our civilian market. I think the vast majority of soldiers never fired a shot in anger, and most that did never hit anybody, although that's probably higher for the Russians and Germans, and possibly the Japanese. And lots of rifles that were in heavy combat would've probably been scrapped due to battle damage and heavy wear from the environments they were used in.
Anything that still shoots half decently now probably never left rear echelon areas.
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Re: .303s are legendary

Post by Gwion » 25 Feb 2017, 1:03 pm

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Gwion wrote:Don't own one. Never want to own one. Don't see the point unless you're a military buff.


You dont see the point??

I believe that any Aussie shooter, should help preserve our heritage, including the firearms our forefathers used.....its important to look 'forward' as well as 'back' to where we've been....

To me it means owning the type of rifle my g-grandfather carried in France Exactly 100yrs ago....

People of other heritage should also aspire to own the military arms of their forefathers, no matter which nation....because lets face it... the forces seeking to obliterate such items of history are numerous, and powerful/vocal.


Not interested in a flintlock either.
Doesn't mean I think someone else should not be into them; it's just that I am not.

Wouldn't mind a broad sword, though. Not saying you should buy one.

I use firearms for the everyday purposes I use them for. I have no need or desire for an old milsurp because there are other firearms that suit my needs more readily.

If you're a military buff, good for you but not all shooters have to be and the history of firearms use is not exclusively about war.
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Re: .303s are legendary

Post by <<Genesis93>> » 25 Feb 2017, 2:27 pm

Yep, I'd say a history buff more so than a military buff.... perhaps a 'student of history'....I like to maintain a connection with our past.

Neither do I have any interest in a flintlock, but swords yes...I was handed down a sword as used by the 'Victorian Mounted Rifles' though I only use it to open Champagne nowadays..... my mounted charging days have past..
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Re: .303s are legendary

Post by juststarting » 25 Feb 2017, 2:57 pm

Bunch of crazies.
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Re: .303s are legendary

Post by Hangfire » 25 Feb 2017, 3:34 pm

Savage No4 mk 1*(f) (ftr) far as i can tell just means it got a complete refurb around 1946
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Re: .303s are legendary

Post by brett1868 » 25 Feb 2017, 6:49 pm

Jeff303 wrote:I also love 30-06s , and a
I also enjoy wearing french maid outfits on a friday night when no one is around.
But what the f*** does any of that have to do with 303s being legendary


Like all claims....it's BS without the pictures. I'm sure Oldbloke would love to see you in the French Maid Outfit :allegedly: :drinks:
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Re: .303s are legendary

Post by bigpete » 26 Feb 2017, 2:33 am

juststarting wrote:
Title_II wrote:
.303s are legendary


I think you spelt .30-06 wrong :)


I think you spelt 7.62x54R wrong :)

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Re: .303s are legendary

Post by bigpete » 26 Feb 2017, 2:46 am

Owned 2,sold both in a fit of stupidity. The first one the barrel was that worn it keyholed at 25m,so I converted it to 308 single shot and killed my first sambar with it. It was dated 1907. Sacrilege,but I was young.
Second one was a sporterised mark 3 I think with a 4x pecar scope with a post reticle. After I cleaned it up it proved to be one of the best hunting rifles I ever owned. Regularly shot 1.5" groups at 100m with factory core lokt ammo,and bang thumped everything I shot it at.
An honourable mention was a mates sporterised sniper version that I shot once. The standard peep allowed extremely fine shooting at close range,and the adjustable peep allowed me to hit a head sized rock at over 400m 9/10 shots freehand. Amazing rifle. The idiot took the peeps off and chucked a tasco scope on it coz "its a sniper rifle". At least he didn't paint it black though !
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Re: .303s are legendary

Post by Wylie27 » 26 Feb 2017, 7:18 am

Bentaz that's no good mate but a good haul!!

Martini is legendary! Would you ever shoot it?
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Re: .303s are legendary

Post by bigpete » 26 Feb 2017, 8:13 am

bentaz wrote:Had dinner at the old mans last night and long story short, due to health reasons he's giving up shooting which means I'm getting his martini.303 amongst others.

Aye that is bad news. But I admit a 303 martini is high on my list of firearm desires
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Re: .303s are legendary

Post by bigpete » 26 Feb 2017, 11:33 am

Now your talking ! Or resleeve the barrel to 35 Territorian
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Re: .303s are legendary

Post by fredhamish » 09 Mar 2017, 7:41 am

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Hi,
new to the forum and just picked up a Savage No:4 mk:1* .
I have only put 40 rounds downrange so i'm still getting used to it.
My LGS was cleaning out their gun safe so i was invited down to look through and one of the selections was the .303
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Re: .303s are legendary

Post by gunnnie » 11 Mar 2017, 11:39 pm

Got a few from Long Tom through to No4
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Re: .303s are legendary

Post by Oldbloke » 12 Mar 2017, 11:18 am

Heckler303 wrote:
Wylie27 wrote:When you say you of course you mean your dad......




No, both me and him. Collectively placed as a single owner.


IMO, bloody confusing. Should sign off, jnr or snr.
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Re: .303s are legendary

Post by Heckler303 » 14 Mar 2017, 8:34 pm

Oldbloke wrote:
Heckler303 wrote:
Wylie27 wrote:When you say you of course you mean your dad......




No, both me and him. Collectively placed as a single owner.


IMO, bloody confusing. Should sign off, jnr or snr.



I do a lot of my own reloading, I work on the firearms, he just provides them and picks the ones special to him, as he's had 40 years of it already. Either way, like father like son, we form as one when I refer to 'I', no post-affixiation required.
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Re: .303s are legendary

Post by <<Genesis93>> » 14 Mar 2017, 8:40 pm

Oldbloke wrote:
Heckler303 wrote:
Wylie27 wrote:When you say you of course you mean your dad......




No, both me and him. Collectively placed as a single owner.


IMO, bloody confusing. Should sign off, jnr or snr.


Agree.

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Snr. your experience is invaluable to many reading these pages...

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Re: .303s are legendary

Post by bladeracer » 24 Mar 2017, 11:19 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc3xBqtxrSY

Thought this fitted this thread.
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Re: .303s are legendary

Post by Growler » 19 Apr 2017, 12:20 pm

Ive recently picked up a no.5
Just the necessity
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