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Ripp
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Re: 303 on light plains game [Re: mehulkamdar]
      #288698 - 05/10/16 12:17 AM

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That is one gorgeous rifle! Congratulations!




Agreed..

Ripp

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Re: 303 on light plains game [Re: Gundog01]
      #343590 - 24/07/20 07:17 PM

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I plan on taking my Rigby Mauser in .303 to Africa soon, Its a good cartridge. Bell and many of his contemporaries used it and thought it was the best thing around very a very long time. He took many, many tuskers with it.




Wondering if this hunt went ahead and how the Rigby performed?


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Re: 303 on light plains game [Re: PapaScarface]
      #343592 - 24/07/20 08:29 PM

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I plan on taking my Rigby Mauser in .303 to Africa soon, Its a good cartridge. Bell and many of his contemporaries used it and thought it was the best thing around very a very long time. He took many, many tuskers with it.




Wondering if this hunt went ahead and how the Rigby performed?




Gundog was last on the forums in May. I sent him the link by email. If did go to Africa with his .303 it would be interested to hear about it.

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Ripp
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Re: 303 on light plains game [Re: NitroX]
      #343594 - 24/07/20 09:36 PM

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I plan on taking my Rigby Mauser in .303 to Africa soon, Its a good cartridge. Bell and many of his contemporaries used it and thought it was the best thing around very a very long time. He took many, many tuskers with it.




Wondering if this hunt went ahead and how the Rigby performed?




Gundog was last on the forums in May. I sent him the link by email. If did go to Africa with his .303 it would be interested to hear about it.




YES indeed..would be very interesting.. have no doubt it would perform perfectly..

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szihn
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Re: 303 on light plains game [Re: Daryl_S]
      #343666 - 26/07/20 02:13 PM

When I was a young boy and before I got my own 1st rifle I used my Dad's 300 Savage to kill several deer and 1 elk, as well as a few stock animals on the ranch. Now over 50 years later I have another Savage M99 in 300, and I am still killing game with it. I own a 303 British I made from an Irish Constabulary Lee action in the "speed" style. I am also killing game with that rifle now and then, and 20 years ago I had a 1916 Lithgow that was 100 original and looked unfired when I got it. I killed several deer with it too.
The reason I lump all these together is that I find the ballistics of the 300 Savage with 150 and 180 grain bullet and the 303 to be identical and so is the performance on game.
So I vote yes.
I think the 303 will do find for game up to about 700 pounds is used with with correct bullets.


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Re: 303 on light plains game [Re: lonewulf]
      #343755 - 28/07/20 07:02 PM

My long time friend here in Australia has the sister to your rifle .

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