I have a nice Remington No. 5 (smokeless version of the No.1 rolling block action) sporting rifle chambered in .303 British. It followed me home to Oz from New Zealand and has WW2 NZ home guard markings on the action so it has certainly had a long and interesting career ....I wonder how many Red deer it has taken? I don't think I would have liked to take on invading Japanese troops with it though! This version is quite rare according to Roy Marcot with Remington only producing 197 in total with very few in .303 as this chambering was only offered 1901 to 1904 ( the Remington Collectors Society has only recorded 4 in this chambering world-wide). I would guess that this rifle went to NZ soon after production probably as a demonstration model to gauge market interest in a cheaper single shot rifle at a time when bolt action repeaters were taking over.
The action is tight and it still has a good bore so I'd dearly like to take this rifle out after a deer again. My question is what load to use? It was produced at a time when the Mk.2, 215 gr round was standard so I'm thinking of using that as my max. I have a good supply of original Kynoch 215 gr soft point projectiles which should be ideal. Any suggestions on a safe starting load? Thanks