Sam hv .303


#1

Can anyone help out with any information on this headstamp/round I have an unfired empty case with the headstamp pictures below

303

thanks

Richard.


#2

Rich,
It’s South Africa Mint, Pretoria…probably High Velocity…but no idea on the S.H.


#3

Any idea of loading, bullet type, date or anything :-)

Rich


#4

Rich, this is a c. 1965 high velocity sporting cartridge loaded with cordite and a 150 gr soft point bullet. It was packed in bilingual boxes (English-Afrikaans) and also bears a bilingual headstamp, where H.V. stand for “High Velocity” and HS. for “Höesnelheid” (same in Afrikaans).

Regards,

Fede


#5

Many thanks Fede so its a sporting cartridge, Oh well its an interesting headstamp not military but it can go in the oddballs draw :-)

thanks again

Rich