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Thread: .303 Lithgow No. 1 Mark III load work and range report thread

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    Will be going to the range this coming Monday to shoot my Lithgow No. 1 Mark III sporter. I will use this thread to post my load work and shooting results. Here is a picture of the .303 Cartridge with the 215gr Woodleigh.








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    I did not mean to post the same picture twice, here it the picture I meant to post second.

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    i will watch for your post and think the classic .303 brit is a great old cartridge! i bet there are more than a few still being used throughout alaska & canada.

    good luck with your project.
    happy trails.
    jh

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    Thanks, Monday will be a lot of fun as I begin my load work for the .303
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    Well, it is different shooting with these old military sights at 100yds but here is my best group and load chain.


    215gr RN Woodliegh, 2101fps, MRP, Rem brass, Remington 9 1/2M primers, three shot group at 100yds



    Pressures were really low and I will be able to easily get to 2200fps which is what I am looking for. Here is a picture of the brass and not flatened primers.



    After this fall and I am through getting my grandson Jordan to hunt with open sights, I am going to scope this rifle, because it shoots good.
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    good luck with your fine old rifle!
    happy trails.
    jh

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    Thanks, it is s a lot of fun.
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    Looks like a great open site group to me - and if they had just printed the "bullseye" where it was supposed to be you'd have an outstanding group!
    Are you shooting the factory trigger in that puppy?
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    Yes, the two stage trigger and believe it or not, it is a good trigger and the second stage does not drift, it just breaks clean.
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