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.
Remington UMC 303 British 174 Grain MC – 20 Rounds$23.00
Manufacturer Remington Condition New Bullet Weight 174 Grain Bullet Type Metal Case (MC) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 303 British Manufacturer SKU L303B1 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 047700170800 Cost Per Round $1.15 per round
Whether you're breathing life back into a classic Lee Enfield or putting a hunting rifle through its paces, this .303 British ammo from Remington's UMC (Union Metallic Cartridge) series is a solid choice. UMC loads are primarily designed for target shooting and use economical but accurate non-expanding projectiles.
Each cartridge in this box of 20 fires a 174 grain metal case (Remington's term for full metal jacket) bullet at a muzzle velocity of 2,475 feet per second. This ammunition produces the excellent long range accuracy that the .303 Brit is known for while delivering realistic levels of felt recoil.
Remington ammo is made in Lonoke, Arkansas using non corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass. In business since the early 19th century, Remington is one of the few companies in the US still manufacturing both arms and ammunition. The UMC brand traces its roots back to the Civil War and was one of the first to offer cased cartridges.
Hornady 303 British 150 Grain InterLock Spire SP – 20 Rounds$28.45
Manufacturer Hornady Condition New Bullet Weight 150 Grain Bullet Type Soft-Point (SP) Use Type hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 303 British Manufacturer SKU 8225 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 090255382259 Cost Per Round $1.42 per round
Developed in the United Kingdom in 1888, the 303 British has been used in countless conflicts including both world wars and as recently as the war in Afghanistan. With fantastic power, amazing reliability, and great accuracy, this round is just what you need for hunting and long range target shooting.
Hornady has been around since 1949, manufacturing high quality projectiles and finished ammunition. Located in Grand Island, Nebraska, all of Hornady's products are made in the USA.
Firing at 2685 feet per second, these 150 grain InterLock Spire soft point projectiles hit with massive power and deliver reliable, controlled expansion. Each bullet is pressed into a reloadable boxer primed brass casing. Designed specifically for better range, accuracy, and a flatter trajectory, these rounds are exactly what you need for your next hunting trip!