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303 .311 berrys platted and other questions

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Topic: 303 .311 berrys platted and other questions
Posted By: mercahnt2112
Subject: 303 .311 berrys platted and other questions
Date Posted: October 20 2022 at 6:49am
HI all i finely dug my enfiled out and it shoots well but i only have a few speer 123gn 303 fmj rounds left.

ive been looking for a supply of brass and bulk bullets. and had a few questions

1 im working up low charge loads for cfe 223 useing the 123gr fmjs i have till i get them just under 2000fps with the intention of useing that data as a starting point for giveing the berrys 123.gr spire point copper plated .311 7.62 rounds a try for target shooting/plinking. and was wondering if anyone has used them. 

2 has anyone ever ordred brass from reloaddepot Link http://reloaddepot.com/product/303-british-fired-brass/" rel="nofollow - http://reloaddepot.com/product/303-british-fired-brass/

i havent found any bad info for them nor positive info site kinda looks cheessey if ya get my meaning. was wondering if anyone had ever bouoght anything from them. 

3 anyone know of a good site to buy bulk .311 jacked bullets or cast plated or coatted at a resonable price, 



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Posted By: HammerDown
Date Posted: December 09 2023 at 11:52am
I have been using a reduced 303 Brit load with the Berry's 123g plated bullets. I found some old reduced load data from Sharpe, Complete Guide To Handloading 1937. 
Using Berry's 123g @ COAL of 2.850", 15g of Unique is giving 2000 fps.


Posted By: mattri
Date Posted: December 29 2023 at 4:44am
Sounds like a nice load, how's accuracy? 


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: December 30 2023 at 2:34pm
Good for you guys! I tinkered with some .312" 125gr jacketed ones "for the AK" I was given but accuracy was not good, maybe plated is better suited?


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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: britrifles
Date Posted: December 30 2023 at 3:22pm
Load the plated bullets as if they are cast lead. Should do OK out to 100 yds, maybe 200, but you will need to raise up the rear sight accordingly. 


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: December 30 2023 at 7:35pm
Sounds about right.



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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: mattri
Date Posted: January 02 2024 at 7:45am
Did you notice any difference cleaning after the plated bullets?  Any residue, leading etc? 


Posted By: HammerDown
Date Posted: January 05 2024 at 4:50pm
There is no leading in the bore. The plated bullets are rated for 2400 fps and I'm only pushing them at 2000 fps. The plating completely encapsulates the bullet. I'm using Unique powder so, there is a bit of carbon fouling. 


Posted By: mattri
Date Posted: January 06 2024 at 3:49am
Very interesting thanks. 

Working on a 35-303, seems like plated bullets would be a good fit. 



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