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Comment Re: a quick search (Score 1) 334

I wouldn't even put 308Win in the same class as 30-06. It certainly wouldn't be my default choice to equip someone else to take down a grizzly or a moose. 30-06 or 762Russian loads support heavier bullets, I'd sign off on that.

I think there's a reason that the Canadian Rangers don't bitch about 303. If there's a rogue grizzly to take down they probably already own something more mass appropriate. The Enfield is a nice scout rifle to take down rabid critters up to mansized and 308Win fits very well as something that is better at doing just that.

Comment Re:Enfield .303? Wow!! I know these rifles. (Score 1) 334

1930 was just a date thrown out for a lot of medium pressure (ie transitional cordite, not black powder) loads that persisted through and beyond WWI. Nobody AFAIK was still using low pressure black powder as their preferred load in their military even in WWI.

Comment Don't be ridiculous (Score 1) 334

Well the real issue would be how powerful a handgun would be if it had scaled from about the turn of the 20th century. The c96 Mauser fired a 86grain bullet at +1400FPS. If that had scaled like silicon, we'd have bullet powered interplanetary travel. As for current significance, that 118 year old c96 handgun still does it's job. 100 years from now it would still be just as effective. Just keep it oiled.

Comment Enfield .303? Wow!! I know these rifles. (Score 1) 334

They are not replicating rounds like 303 in a new weapon because they are "medium" pressure longarms circa 1930. Modern metalurgy allows for a lot more power in the same package. 308Win (7.62NATO) is cheaper and better. I would imagine that all of the MMGs and sniper rifles that India has pointed at Pakistan are 7.62 NATO or something China has produced with similar balastics and energy.

Comment Re: a quick search (Score 1) 334

308/762nato can be downloaded to 303 parameters. Heavier bullet and slower velocity. It's not a big deal, you can buy them in the store or if you're fanatical about it you could handload it to match your prefered balistic arc, but with a slightly heavier bullet for a little more life expectancy.

Comment Re: a quick search (Score 1) 334

I'd rather be using something like a 300 win mag (or more) if I was a ranger putting down a grizzly. That said 7.62NATO / 308Win can provide a similar mass bullet with similar balistics if that's what they want. It doesn't take 458 win mag if you can put a bullet through a rogue bear's eye socket.

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