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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear13 View Post
    303 british.....pretty slow heavy roud.....it wont go far
    No not very far...ONLY two or three Miles. It will carry enough energy to do serious injury or death for a long time.

    It is normal for hunters up north to drop moose at 500 to 800 yards with the 303 British using 180 or 200 grain rounds.
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowwalker View Post
    No not very far...ONLY two or three Miles. It will carry enough energy to do serious injury or death for a long time.

    It is normal for hunters up north to drop moose at 500 to 800 yards with the 303 British using 180 or 200 grain rounds.
    I am pretty sure he meant the bear will not go far

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    Maybe the bullet will stay in the bear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glen View Post
    Maybe the bullet will stay in the bear.
    In the shattered shoulder behind the exploded heart would be a great spot for it.
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

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    i sported a 6.5x55. was a good all around choice when bushwacking northern ontario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear13 View Post
    303 british.....pretty slow heavy roud.....it wont go far
    Quote Originally Posted by Snowwalker View Post
    No not very far...ONLY two or three Miles. It will carry enough energy to do serious injury or death for a long time.

    It is normal for hunters up north to drop moose at 500 to 800 yards with the 303 British using 180 or 200 grain rounds.
    You do know that a 180gr .303 zeroed at 200 yds will have a -60" (5 FEET ) hold over for it to hit a target at 500 yd and will have less than 1,000 ft/lbs of energy (ethical minimum to kill a deer).

    So you might not be stretching it to say hunters are killing deer with it at 800 yds HaHa...
    Arte et marte (By Skill and by Fighting)...The RCEME motto

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    Quote Originally Posted by punkrockerpj View Post
    i sported a 6.5x55. was a good all around choice when bushwacking northern ontario.
    Millions of Europeans agree !!
    Arte et marte (By Skill and by Fighting)...The RCEME motto

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    You do know that a 180gr .303 zeroed at 200 yds will have a -60" (5 FEET ) hold over for it to hit a target at 500 yd and will have less than 1,000 ft/lbs of energy (ethical minimum to kill a deer).

    So you might not be stretching it to say hunters are killing deer with it at 800 yds HaHa...
    Those kind of shots are what the 7mm, 300 magnums are better suited for....

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadaman30 View Post
    Those kind of shots are what the 7mm, 300 magnums are better suited for....
    Only wealthy southern hunters had those. I was 21 years old before I found out there was someone beside Dominion Arms that made rifle ammo. That was the year I finally ran out of the ammo I got for my Birthdays and in my Xmas stocking since I was 9 years old.

    I miss my No 4 rifle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    You do know that a 180gr .303 zeroed at 200 yds will have a -60" (5 FEET ) hold over for it to hit a target at 500 yd and will have less than 1,000 ft/lbs of energy (ethical minimum to kill a deer).
    It is still a dangerous round for a long distance beyond your target. Just because it's not a 3000+ FPS round does not mean it's not going travel aways.

    My No.4 Rifle had an adjustable sight and I used an Optical range finder.
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

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