Now, it's a little different. Got the word from a couple of friends that a small shipment of German production .303 had just come on the market.
You can order here, but as of 2000 Eastern tonight, they only had 23 cans left.
"500 Round Can of 303 British Surplus Ammo for sale -174 Grain Bi-metal FMJ 1980s Vintage made by MEN in Germany
Brass Case, Berdan primer, non-corrosive, ball powder, flat base 174 grain magnetic bi-metal jacket projectile with lead core. This ammo looks extremely nice, almost like new. Was stored in environmentally controlled facility for the past 35 years and it shows in the condition of the cans and ammo. This is a rare item to see in the USA, surplus ammo has become scarcer and scarcer over the years, and its been a long time since quality 303 Brit ammo has been an option. 20 rounds per box, 25 boxes per M2A1 Ammo Can."
They want $229.50 plus about $20.00 shipping.
The good thing about Berdan primed ammo is that you don't have to police up the cases, because you can't reload it. So you and fire and flee if need be.
If you spent the same money on Boxer primed ammo, which you could reload, you might get around 250 rounds. Depending on how you reload, in terms of sizing, charge, etc, you might actually get a whole lot more rounds out of the Boxer over time. But then, you'd have to have made an initial investment in equipment and powder, and you'd have to know how to do it. Overall, this looks like a pretty good deal, and it's rare. Very rare.
This is not a very long post tonight, but I'm running low on steam. It was a busy day. I wanted to get the word out in case somebody needs .303, and I appreciate the two fellows who went to the trouble to send me the link to the page.