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Old 11-21-2017, 12:30 PM
jimthompson502002 jimthompson502002 is offline
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Simple answer: if you don't want to mark the rifles in a conspicuous place, use the stripper clips.

The '14 takes the wide-frame SMLE/#4 stripper, the '17 the Mauser-style '03. Don't forget, you CAN get a sixth .30 Caliber M1906 in the '17.

It's embarrassing to fumble around, but chambering the wrong round would be very difficult.

Here's a P14 being fired, with the English-style strippers visible.


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Old 11-21-2017, 02:26 PM
howardhuge howardhuge is online now
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Ahhh the .303 Enfield Round and the M1903 (30-06) Can NOT be chambered into the Breech nor the Bolt closed over...Case type Rimmed, bottleneck
Bullet diameter 7.92 mm (0.312 in)
Neck diameter 8.64 mm (0.340 in)
Shoulder diameter 10.19 mm (0.401 in)
Base diameter 11.68 mm (0.460 in)
Rim diameter 13.72 mm (0.540 in)
Rim thickness 1.63 mm (0.064 in)
Case length 56.44 mm (2.222 in)
Overall length 78.11 mm (3.075 in)
Case capacity 3.64 cm3 (56.2 gr H2O)
Rifling twist 254 mm (1-10 in)
Primer type Large rifle
Maximum pressure (C.I.P.) 365.00 MPa (52,939 psi)
Maximum pressure (SAAMI) 337.84 MPa (49,000 psi)
Maximum CUP 45,000 CUP

30-06.......Parent case .30-03 Springfield
Case type Rimless, bottleneck
Bullet diameter .308 in (7.8 mm)
Neck diameter .340 in (8.6 mm)
Shoulder diameter .441 in (11.2 mm)
Base diameter .471 in (12.0 mm)
Rim diameter .473 in (12.0 mm)
Rim thickness .049 in (1.2 mm)
Case length 2.494 in (63.3 mm)
Overall length 3.34 in (85 mm)
Case capacity 68 gr H2O (4.4 cm3)
Rifling twist 1 turn in 10 inches (25.4 cm)
Primer type Large Rifle
Maximum pressure 60,200 psi (415 MPa)

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Old 11-21-2017, 11:33 PM
tmark tmark is offline
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I thank all of you who contributed helpful, informative, and factual information to answer my question. Furthermore, I appreciate that the majority of the responding forum members showed sensitivity and understanding to my serious (to me) question.
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:30 PM
lapriester lapriester is offline
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Originally Posted by 1955Garand View Post
Next up, 30-06 v 308
Go collect and play with furbies instead
Makes funny looking brass if you shoot 308 in 30-06. You can't load 30-06 ammo in a 308.
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