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Re: Martini Enfield ?
Reply #15 - Sep 5th, 2021 at 12:59pm
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That's an interesting chambering, a 530gr bullet at 1900 fps is gonna let you know you're shooting it ......  Shocked
  
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Re: Martini Enfield ?
Reply #16 - Sep 5th, 2021 at 5:06pm
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granite62 wrote on Sep 4th, 2021 at 10:24pm:
Iíve got one from a similar era and it shoots factory .303 rounds fine. Itís currently being rebarrelled to a .500 Express #2 (also known as a 577/500 #2). My understanding is that this was the largest round that could go into the MH action. With modern powders and keeping under 33,000 PSI, it should be able to push a 530gn projectile around 1900 fps† Cool

I don't think I'd want to be on either end of that round  Cheesy Cheesy
  
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Re: Martini Enfield ?
Reply #17 - Sep 5th, 2021 at 7:13pm
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anyone who has fired a 303 ball round out of a Martini Carbine will tell you that they boot at both ends. Stock design is awful , transfers the recoil straight into your shoulder.
But an interesting piece of Colonial NZ history, none the less
  

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