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    I do have two with flip up elevation sights. When evalutated they where said all to between 85-100% bore. The 303 british he gave me is still in the original package. I never knew they made a 1895 in 303.

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    Quote Originally Posted by switchbackkd View Post
    I do have two with flip up elevation sights. When evalutated they where said all to between 85-100% bore. The 303 british he gave me is still in the original package. I never knew they made a 1895 in 303.
    I've never seen one in 303, but it doesn't surprise me. Most originals I've seen were either in 30-06 or 30-40. Take them to the range and have some fun. I have a 92 in 25-20 that I shoot regularly. That cartridge will take a rabbits head clean off with no mess. Super fun when wanting a little rabbit stew for dinner!

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    switchbackkd,

    Just a few suggestions. Powder is probably going to be your primary unknown variable due to scarcity. I'd figure out what powders you're likely to use and begin trying to find them.

    There are a lot of youtube videos that provide excellent instruction.

    There are a lot of thoroughly knowledgeable hand loaders here who'll provide excellent advice.

    Hand loading is an excellent hobby. It can be tedious, especially when dispensing powder. It is always wise to keep powders in their originally marked containers. Use only one powder at a time thus eliminating the risk if inadvertently mixing powders. Safety is always paramount.

    Good luck and have fun.

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    I was waiting for you to jump in MM.
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    Growing up in Pa and Maine woods i grew up around lever guns but they don't get much love or like anymore. I have been the guy who has the odd guns never just a 06, 270 or 300. I use mostly my 35 whelen built off a 1922 Enfield No 4 along with a 300 H&H off a Mauser 98 action, 338-06 off a 03/A3. This season is really my first season hunting any type of big game. I was told several times that what i have is out dated and I'm under gunned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by switchbackkd View Post
    I was told several times that what i have is out dated and I'm under gunned.
    Don't believe it!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by switchbackkd View Post
    I was told several times that what i have is out dated and I'm under gunned.

    The antelope I shot with my model 1894 30-30 made in 1897 had no idea he was killed by a 116 year old gun!!! Those old guns got the job done back in their day and they will get it done today just as well. You dont need a magnum or a new gun to harvest game.
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    I'm curious whether the '95 303 is a carbine, or a 24 or 28 inch barreled rifle and with or without the over wood on the barrel? BTW, the caliber was introduced in the '95 about 1898.
    There is a possibility that it may be in a Army musket configuration which would make it a rare rifle and potentially quite valuable based on condition. If that were the case, I would be very hesitant to use the weapon until a proper valuation was done.

    Just my 2 cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    I wonder if he has a 308 Norma?!! lol
    Great caliber, along with its sibling the .358 Norma.
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    I like the old guns, as much as the new. I've got two .35 Whelen's a 45-70 & 444 marlin. I'm a gun nut & got the addiction for all of them! Good luck this fall, you've got plenty of gun.
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