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Old 01-10-2013, 01:45 AM   #1
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I have the opportunity to buy a 1942 Remington made 1903 Springfield. I would like to buy maybe 250 rounds or so to have on hand. Does anyone have any recommendations? What about the linked stuff on sportsmans guide? Is the steel case wolf ok?

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I use Winchester. 20 bucks a box. I use the 150 grain most of the time. Don't want somthing to powerful in a 100year old rifle. Glad I'm not the only one here that has one.

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I have the opportunity to buy a 1942 Remington made 1903 Springfield. I would like to buy maybe 250 rounds or so to have on hand. Does anyone have any recommendations? What about the linked stuff on sportsmans guide? Is the steel case wolf ok?

Friggin' awesome Shep !!

I buy most of my ammo ( for my '44 M1 Garand ) from the CMP...most times it's Greek or Korean issue ball...

http://odcmp.com/Sales/ammo.htm

Like fuzzy said...nothing modern because of pressure issues...
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I use Winchester. 20 bucks a box. I use the 150 grain most of the time. Don't want somthing to powerful in a 100year old rifle. Glad I'm not the only one here that has one.
That's what I shoot in mine too.
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I won't shoot modern factory ammunition in any of my older rifles.

I load to M2 Ball specs for shooting through one of my 1903's or Garands. There is no need to send high pressure in older pieces of history. I got the load from an NRA publication years ago. I don't recall the charge but it used IMR 4895 and a Sierra 150 FMJ- I loaded Sierra Pro Hunter 150 JSP instead. That load is pleasant to shoot and has harvested Whitetail deer, So. Texas Feral Hogs, a few Coyote and one Maine Moose.

Be carefull Springfield 1903's tend to reproduce in gun safes....


I also have a "Low Number" 1903 bottom of photo (1910 mfg) Yes, I shoot it but I use a very reduced load with IMR 700X and Speer 100 gr Jacketed Plinker bullet.

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Here are a few pics my friend sent me. Obviously this has a Williams (I think) sight on it. Does this lower the value? Lowest the seller will go is 500$. Thanks for the input.


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I would buy it in a heartbeat...

And if you don't, send me his name, will ya !?

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It's been modified a little bit. The aperture sight had to have the receiver drilled and tapped to mount (there are two holes in the receiver under the sight base). The original rear sight probably could be replaced if you wanted... only if you wanted to return to full military configuration.

Your getting a nice looking, classy, utility rifle for shooting/hunting. It's a 30-06 what else could you want?

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^^ Amen to that brother !! ^^

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Thanks guys. Hopefully this deal will go down some time next week. I'll post better pics if it does.

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