I own a 1903 Springfield that my grandfather bought from the USMC shortly after the end of WWII. It's only had a dozen rounds through it through the years, and he's passed it to me. I'd like to shoot it, but am concerned that modern cartridges might be a little too high-powered for a 66 year old rifle. It's a heavy-barreled piece, and appears solid as a rock, but I'm trying not to qualify for a Darwin Award here. Any thoughts on powder/bullet ranges I should be looking at, and more importantly, the ones I should be avoiding? Thanks!
Question by BubbaK. Uploaded on August 06, 2011