What was first known at the “U.S. Cartridge, Model of 1903”
has since become one of the most popular rounds for big game hunters all over
the world. Originally designed to be used with the Springfield Model 1903
bolt-action, the model 1903 round fired a slow 220-grain bullet. It was
designed by the US Military to offer a rimless cartridge but still use the
220-grain round nose.
Then, seeing the problems the round has with velocity, the
German military created an 8mm round which fired a lighter 150-grain bullet,
making it able to reach higher speeds. Because this round performed
astronomically better than the Model 1903, the Us Military, not to be outdone,
developed the “US Cartridge, model of 1906.” Could you imagine saying all of
that? Neither could the shooters of that day, hence why it is referred to as
What is common today actually offers a vast array of bullet
weight options. Depending on which game you are wanting to go after, you can
choose anywhere from a 110-grain to a 220-grain. What has made this round so
popular among hunters, and some snipers alike, is the range capable with this
round. Depending on your bullet size and powder charge, you can reach distances
upwards of 3,450 yards without breaking a sweat.
Each box contains 100 once fired brass shell casings. Headstamps are mixed. This is unprocessed brass sourced from commercial shooting ranges. The casings have been washed and polished, but not resized and may still contain the spent primer. It is recommended that all brass be inspected prior to being reloaded and fired.