Originally Posted by Dave H
I also on occastion still dig out my #3 25-303 for long range & windy nights (that wears a 3-9x )
Now strange as it may seem to some people I hae owned 243's ,270's 308's even a couple of 30-06's for camels ! But at the end of the day I have a #1 Enfield that was built in 1902 (I have owned this rifle since I was 15! it's on it's 9th barrel ) It would have to be my fav Camel cal /Rifle combo ! It dates back to my time as A buff shooter in the NT
I also use a 45-70 Marlin & have a Bruno 375 H&H !But as I say at the end of the day the Old .303 has the mag capacity& I have probarly shot more Game with that cal than any other !Over the years I've lost count of how many .303's I've owned including Martini actions!
I think your right about Kamate! The dark horse that he is I can see this will be a open sight affair ! slightly tipping the scales in his favor
(A man after my own heart
Very, very interesting.
My main rifle at the moment is a ShtLE 303/25, fairly similar to yours in function I'd imagine.
It cost me $50 and the scope(an old Bisley Deluxe 3-9x) was a gift.
In fact it cost me more for the mount, rings and drilling & tapping than for the the actual rifle.
I haven't played with the bedding or had the trigger replaced and tricked up but the kangaroos I culled for a friend earlier this year couldn't tell(and yes, I had tags
I'm using 30gn of AR2206 behind the Sierra 90gn GameKing HPBT and I think it clocks about 2650fps, maybe more.
Which load do you use for your '25 beastie?
Although I'm not a member of the .303 club yet I have a set of RCBS dies for it and I hope to score a Martini Enfield next year sometime.
As far as Kamate goes, I wouldn't trust him as far as I can kick him in terms of being a friendly neighbourhood shooter.
And since he likes to handle his .303's as often as possible there aren't many times I consider it safe to try
and kick him.
If you believe him about his exploits(and I do
) he's a real favourite for this postal shoot, although I'd have to think you'd be in the running after your considerable experience as a pro shooter, Dave.