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Old 10-29-2010, 07:45 AM
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I picked up my new favorite rifle last week for 175$
its a 1965 lee Enfield Ishapore A2 .308

After putting 500 rounds through this thing last weekend. It quickly became my favorite rifle, it chambers rounds so smooth. Very accurate. I thinks its gount to replace my Springfield 30-06 in my bob as my main battle rifle.

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I have one. They are worth owning.
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I picked up my new favorite rifle last week for 175$
its a 1965 lee Enfield Ishapore A2 .308

After putting 500 rounds through this thing last weekend. It quickly became my favorite rifle, it chambers rounds so smooth. Very accurate. I thinks its gount to replace my Springfield 30-06 in my bob as my main battle rifle.

picks will be up soon.
Bill
I have one also pluse a MrkIII in 303 and my fun toy a Jungle Carbine in 308. You want to sell that Springfield ?
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i use to have one and loved it , it was my favorite 308 till it got stolen along with one of my 1903 by a bunch of south of the border maggots that use to work for us !!
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I picked up my new favorite rifle last week for 175$
its a 1965 lee Enfield Ishapore A2 .308

After putting 500 rounds through this thing last weekend. It quickly became my favorite rifle, it chambers rounds so smooth. Very accurate. I thinks its gount to replace my Springfield 30-06 in my bob as my main battle rifle.

picks will be up soon.
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My favorite bolt action 308 so far

How does yours shoot?

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perhaps one day i will have the pleasure of shooting and owning one of them.
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it's my long range dinger.... OP thanks I was thinking about trading for something else then I remembered how fun it is to shoot.
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I have one also pluse a MrkIII in 303 and my fun toy a Jungle Carbine in 308. You want to sell that Springfield ?
If i decide to sell it ill let you know lol, but i doubt it goes anywhere soon.

They are great long range rifles, I had it making 10in groups at 350yds
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I had my Enfield No.1 MKIII (303) at the range yesterday. It had been a very long time since I shot it last. It is still a very smooth and accurate rifle.

I had tossed around the idea of getting a 308 but after yesterday I see no reason whatsoever to do that. Now I will get a scope mount and new stock for it. Maybe a bipod too.
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went pull mine out and checked the date....its a 1966
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Im tossing around the idea of a bipod for it, does anyone have any suggestions.
Also i was looking at getting a scope but where i live its mostly heavily wooded, and im pretty good with iron sights out to 350-375yds, as ive used iron sights my whole life
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Here is a universal bipod from ATI

I've seen others that clamp onto the barrel but that isn't something I want.

I'm going to get the Monte Carlo stock and scope mount from ATI as well. But my only concern is loading, using the stripper clips with a bolt mounted scope. I'd rather not use a scout setup.
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Thanks diddy, i was actually looking at getting another enfeild and cutting down the stock and the barrel to make it more of shorter backpack/bob rifle

any thoughts on he idea

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We have one and love it BUT there is a little spring in the bolt face, part of the ejection system, that can break. It is not the same as the .303. We got ours replace (d (after it broke) and ordered and extra. They are pretty hard to find. Some folks have told me that they find it easier to just buy an extra bolt face and drop it in rather than trying to put the spring in. It isn't very easy. We found a guy down in the Dallas area that has them in stock. (I think he was in Irvine)
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Thanks diddy, i was actually looking at getting another enfeild and cutting down the stock and the barrel to make it more of shorter backpack/bob rifle

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I don't know? Of course anyone can do whatever they please with their own rifle but I think there are other rifles better suited for what you want. It may really mess up the accuracy if you shorten the barrel.
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My brother has one, definitely a great gun.
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I don't know? Of course anyone can do whatever they please with their own rifle but I think there are other rifles better suited for what you want. It may really mess up the accuracy if you shorten the barrel.

My reasoning for choosing the enfield 308 to cut down was i can get one that has a damaged stock hear the front of the rifle. for about 75 or 100 bucks.

Also i have about 3500 rounds of 308 ammunition. so i wouldnt have to buy ammo for a project gun
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Correct me if I'm wrong, I'm not that versed in the Enfield conversions, BUT.........



Isn't there some issues with the rechambered rifles being less safe? I want to say I remember that the .308 had/has more energy than the .303 and some of the rechambered guns were known to blow up from time to time. True or no?
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Isn't there some issues with the rechambered rifles being less safe? I want to say I remember that the .308 had/has more energy than the .303 and some of the rechambered guns were known to blow up from time to time. True or no?
There were some Brit conversions from .303 to 7.62 NATO in which the pressure of the 7.62 ran too high for consistent shooting out of the action that was built around .303.

Now, the Ishapore Enfield 3A is a completely new rifle with the metallurgy meeting the standards of 7.62 NATO. I had one, liked it, and regrettably traded it.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, I'm not that versed in the Enfield conversions, BUT.........



Isn't there some issues with the rechambered rifles being less safe? I want to say I remember that the .308 had/has more energy than the .303 and some of the rechambered guns were known to blow up from time to time. True or no?
Its not rechambered, its a completely different gun, built in a 308 caliber. So no issues there.
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