OK, I am running into Walmart to pick up a few things. The wife is waiting in the car so I don't want to be there to long. I do make my usual detour to the ammo case to see what theu have.
One box of 38 Special. Not really looking to buy today so I am about to turn and leave when a guy ask me "Sir, can I ask you a question about ammo?"
He's in his early 20's I guess. With his wife/girlfriend.
So he ask me, "Can I use .308 caliber in a British .303 rifle?"
I tell him I really don't think so, but I can't say for sure. I also mention that the .303 is probably a much harder caliber to find.
He explains that they are buying a "Mint" WWII British .303 for his girlfriend. He goes on about what great shape it is, and a great deal at $200.
I tell him he needs to do some research concerning the caliber to see what it will shoot. I also tell him to look online for the correct ammo.
He seems like he really wants to purchase today. He said they were at a gun shop already but the ammo was much more expensive there.
I told him yes, it is, but at least they had the right ammo. I suggested another sporting goods store he could try to see if they had the .303 in stock.
Then I left, I hope he didn't try to make the .308 ammo work.