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Ripp
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Westley Richards .318 Rimless Nitro Express
      #357970 - 10/11/21 05:24 AM

Westley Richards .318 Rimless Nitro Express – A Near Forgotten Classic of Once Legendary Status

The introduction of reliable metallic ammunition components towards the end of the 19th century signalled the beginning of the most competitive era of British rifle calibre development. Gunmakers of the day, including Holland & Holland, John Rigby, W.J. Jeffery and Westley Richards, vied for the position of premiere rifle maker, and in doing so introduced a plethora of proprietary calibres, each boasting its own unique and deadly virtues.


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Re: Westley Richards .318 Rimless Nitro Express [Re: Ripp]
      #357972 - 10/11/21 05:41 AM

The .318 was a good round and way ahead of it's day with it's .330" bullet(seems to me).
Too bad the 9.3x62 wasn't loaded to it's potential back when it was introduced.

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Re: Westley Richards .318 Rimless Nitro Express [Re: Daryl_S]
      #357984 - 10/11/21 11:59 AM

Ripp…..
The .318 WR is a true classic, I’d love to have one, but posted in the “Big Bore” forum? Really

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Re: Westley Richards .318 Rimless Nitro Express [Re: 3DogMike]
      #357985 - 10/11/21 12:17 PM

Might be a big bore in some places. The modern equivalent is the .338-06; it shares the same virtues in readily available components. With 210 grain Nosler Partitions, mine is a deadly machine. Performs like a big bore. Chub Eastman shot Grissley with his.

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Re: Westley Richards .318 Rimless Nitro Express [Re: 3DogMike]
      #358001 - 11/11/21 01:27 AM

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Ripp…..
The .318 WR is a true classic, I’d love to have one, but posted in the “Big Bore” forum? Really

- Mike




I can only blame it on high doses of cold medication..sorry, I will attempt to be more accurate in my posting

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Re: Westley Richards .318 Rimless Nitro Express [Re: Ripp]
      #358004 - 11/11/21 02:07 AM

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I can only blame it on high doses of cold medication..sorry, I will attempt to be more accurate in my posting




Heck at least you didn’t get into the special “Colorado Medicinal” (All in fun )
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Re: Westley Richards .318 Rimless Nitro Express [Re: 3DogMike]
      #358012 - 11/11/21 03:51 AM

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I can only blame it on high doses of cold medication..sorry, I will attempt to be more accurate in my posting




Heck at least you didn’t get into the special “Colorado Medicinal” (All in fun )
- Mike




NOT that lucky..

Kidding... kind of...

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