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303 Savage reloading #14257390 11/05/19
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Hello all, I am brand new to this website and my purpose for being here is because I just received my vintage savage model 99 303. smile I have reloaded in the past for two or three of my hunting rifles. RCBS is my reloader, and I am looking for a good load using 150 grain Barnes bullet. I have located a set of two dies on eBay but they are pretty pricey. $120. Any information that you could give me will be muchly appreciated. My brief story is that in 1955,when I was 12 years old, I shot my first deer with a 303 savage. It was a borrowed gun And my dad returned it to its owner. I have not held one in my hands for all these years, until now. I'm pretty excited. Thanks for your help.
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Re: 303 Savage reloading [Re: WhipseY] #14258459 11/05/19
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Keep your eyes peeled for a set of used dies. They turn up on eBay and aren't expensive. As for data, just use .30-30 data and all will be well.


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Re: 303 Savage reloading [Re: WhipseY] #14261938 11/07/19
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Just pick up some Lee dies, they're around $35 or so online at a number of places.


Re: 303 Savage reloading [Re: WhipseY] #14279792 11/14/19
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You should be well armed for adventure. Frank Buck's rifle.

Re: 303 Savage reloading [Re: WhipseY] #14280563 11/14/19
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Ditto on the Lee dies. Try FS reloading.

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Re: 303 Savage reloading [Re: WhipseY] #14343822 12/06/19
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The Lee dies work great for me. I prefer them to the RCBS even (blasphemy, I know).

As gnoahh said, use .308 bullets and the 30-30 load data - starting from minimum loads - and you should be fine. I've taken a couple of deer and it works great.


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