.303 Savage

 
.303 Savage
 
 

The .303 Savage was that company's attempt to capture a share of the market that the .30-30 Winchester cartridge would come to dominate. Savage developed their .303 as a (unsuccessful) military cartridge in 1895. It became a commercial success in their Model 1899 lever action rifle, and remained moderately popular into the 1930's. Despite its ".303" nomenclature, the .303 Savage is usually reloaded with standard .308" (.30 caliber) bullets. The .303 Savage case is a rimmed, bottleneck type with a rim diameter of .505", a base diameter of .442", a shoulder angle of 16 degrees, and a length of 2.015". In a practical sense, it has about 1-2 grains greater useful capacity with common powders than the .30-30 case. Like the .30-30, the .303 has always been loaded with flat point or round nose bullets, even though the Savage Model 99 rifle used a rotary magazine which could (and did in other calibers) accommodate spitzer bullets. 

This text is based on information from “Cartridges of the World”, Hodgdon reloading manual, the cartridge designer and/or own resources.

   
Bullet weight: Bullet name: Powder:  

 
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ID: Bullet weight: Bullet name: Powder:  
150 grs
Round nose Speer hot cores
IMR-4895
180 grs
Speer R.N.
IMR-3031
190 grs
Winchester silver tips
IMR-4320
170 grs
Nosler Partitions
Varget
180 grs
303 Rem. .310" drawn down to .308" bulk core lokts
IMR-4064
170 grs
Hornady
Win 748
170 grs
Nosler Partition Round Nose
Varget
150 grs
Nosler Ballistic Tip
IMR 4895
150 grs
Nosler Partition
IMR 4895