There must have been a large shipment of this ammunition into the country lately. For the last ten years, British .303 ammo has been very rare, and most of what has come in has been Pakistani. On the other hand, it isn't cheap. You can reload your own for less than this, especially after you pay for ORMD classed shipping.
In the late 1980's, just for contrast, a wooden case of Berdan primed (not reloadable with Boxer primed tools) .303 British , British production, was about $100 for a wooden case of 840 rounds, in a spam can, in 20 round boxes, on strippers. This above is just loose packed, never a really good thing for long term storage.
As I've mentioned before, it's a historical oddity that Americans use a primer invented by a British officer, and Europeans use a primer invented by an American officer.
I bought some rudimentary tools to try to reload Berdan primed European brass. It was killing me to throw good cartridge cases on the ground because I couldn't reload them. But my efforts to reload 8X56R, 7.62X54R, and 8MM Mauser all failed. It was just in the too hard category, for reasons this video below explains. Some people do it, but in the late 1990's, Graf and Hornaday started selling boxer primed brass for the old military rifles, so I just abandoned the effort to reload Berdan primed stuff. I bought two 1000 round cases of 1938 Austrian production 8X56R, and within a month Graf imported 8X56R brass, Boxer primed, so I could have spared myself the expense. That's the way it works with ammunition for old military rifles, though.
Live Streaming Web Cams
I have an older computer set up in the upstairs study. Lately, I've been enjoying watching live streaming video web cams. I've always watched the two on the top of Brass Town Bald Mountain, Ga because they show the whole area I live in.
But lately I've been watching some desert landscapes, and beaches, and fishing shops on Florida Rivers. I especially like to watch the sunrise and sunset in these places. Since I'm pretty well anchored to this mountain top, and really don't want to do a lot of traveling, this is the next best thing to being there.
Sanduval Island, Florida
Crystal River, Florida
I have about twenty web cams in the "web cam"folder on this old computer, and it's nice to be able to watch events and see the views from the comfort of home.
You can tell it was a big tourist weekend by all the trash in the lake, the river, and along the roads.
I noticed that the tourists are gone from the fourth of July, but the trash isn't. This county keeps it's roads and parks pretty clean, but it will take the prisoners from the jail more than a week to get this mess cleaned up. At the little state park, there are cans, bottles, and paper along the trail, and floating in the lake.
At the park by the river, people threw their trash on the ground next to the picnic tables, even though the trash cans were empty and right by the tables.
Not all of this is Hispanics, but most of it is. They come roaring over here from Hall county, Ga and you have never seen nastier people in your life (unless you've been to the Middle East or Africa, anyway). The summer I worked at the state park , I saw a party of about 30 adults and god knows how many children at our picnic area. They threw their trash right on the ground or in the lake. The women would change babies and just chuck the soiled diapers in the lake or on the ground. I wanted to go make them clean it up, but the Park Ranger said no, we didn't want any trouble with them. After they left it looked like an old style landfill. It was sickening. And to make matters worse, he made the maintenance men go clean it up. That wasn't their job.
I wonder why people do this? You come to a place because of it's beauty, then you throw trash all over it?
A Good Meme: