303 British Ammo
.303 British ammunition (also known as 7.7x56mmR) was the Commonwealth counterpart to the .30-06 Springfield before both were replaced by the 7.62 NATO cartridge in military use. Notable guns chambered for this caliber include the Lee-Enfield series of rifles as well as the Vickers and Bren machine guns. Due to its excellent accuracy potential, many hunters still use the ".303 Brit" with soft point loads.
A typical .303 British load fires a 150-180 grain soft point bullet at a muzzle velocity of around 2,500-2,770 feet per second. Most major manufacturers still produce ammunition in this caliber for hunting deer and other midsize game.
The .303 makes an excellent range load as well, with affordable FMJ ammunition available from Sellier & Bellot, Prvi Partizan, and Remington UMC, among others. You'll find a good in-stock assortment for sale here at Widener's so take a look below.
Prvi Partizan 303 Brit BLANK - 15 Rounds$10.25
Manufacturer Prvi Partizan Condition New Bullet Weight Not Applicable Bullet Type Blanks Casing Type Brass Quantity 15 Ammo Caliber 303 British Manufacturer SKU PPB303B Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode R07102016479 Cost Per Round 68.3¢ per round
This .303 British blank ammo from Prvi Partizan is a great choice for reenactments, tests, demonstrations, and other situations where the effect, but not the actual projectile, of firing a weapon is desired. They're a great way to bring Enfield rifles to life! These blanks come in boxes of 15.
While this ammo does not fire a bullet, the crimp at the top does contain some wadding material that, combined with the burning powder ignited by the primer, can cause death or injury at very close range. Treat rifles loaded with these blanks carefully and keep them pointed in a safe direction as you would any other firearm!
Prvi Partizan is a Serbian company that was founded in the city of Uzice in the 1920s. Today, PPU is an international brand often favored by American shooters due to its low cost. However, PPU ammo isn't "cheap": it uses components that are up to Western standards including non-corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass cases.
Sellier & Bellot 303 British 180 Grain SP – 20 Rounds$18.85
Manufacturer Sellier & Bellot Condition New Bullet Weight 180 Grain Bullet Type Soft-Point (SP) Use Type hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 303 British Manufacturer SKU SB303C Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 754908511709 Cost Per Round 94.3¢ per round
Hunters will appreciate the strong penetration and long-range accuracy of this .303 British ammunition from Sellier & Bellot. These cartridges come in boxes of 20 and fire a soft point bullet designed to expand without excessive fragmentation.
Each round fires a 180 grain projectile at 2,382 feet per second. The heavy bullet makes this ammo particularly effective against tougher or larger animals.
Sellier & Bellot ammo is made in the Czech Republic and uses non-corrosive primers and reloadable brass cases. S&B is one of the oldest ammo brands in the world and currently operates as part of CBC, the same company that makes Magtech and MEN ammunition.