View Poll Results: Enfield no.4 or Swedish M96

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Thread: Enfield no.4 or Swedish M96 poll

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    Default Enfield no.4 or Swedish M96 poll

    Both were at my local gunshop but cant decide. What would you suggest?Pros/Cons?
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    I like the 303 but the 6.5 is better for reloading.

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    I like the #4 in 303.
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    Hard to beat the Swede for accuracy. My vote, anyway
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    I've owned two enfields, a #4 and a #5, but I'd have to go with the swedish m96. My cousin has one and I wish I would of got one when they were cheap like he did.

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    Generally the M96 is more accurate, but I've seen some accurate(consistent) Enfields as well. The M96 I feel will be in better shape, the Swedes seemed to be more meticulous in the care and maintenance of their weapons. Some Enfields came from places that didn't have such great care taken of them. But there are always exceptions. Look them both over carefully.

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    What do you want to do with it? Shoot or collect? The Swedish mausers are known for accuracy, but have no battle history. The Enfield has gobs of history.

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    It all depends, for sheer rate of fire the bolt action of the Enfield cannot be beat, durring WW II the Germans many times thought that they were being fired upon with semi-autos when enguaging the Brits, that being said, however for accuracy 6.5 mm is a world beater. It retains alot of power and speed over a greater distance. A current cartridge like the 6.5 Grendel (which is based on the 6.5 PPC cartridge), has the same flat shooting ballistic charteristics of great older 6 mm cartridges like the 6.5 Swed. As an added bonus they have about 1/3 the receoil impulse of say the .30 caliber .308 Winchester. Personally I would go with the 6.5 Swed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peavish View Post
    What do you want to do with it? Shoot or collect? The Swedish mausers are known for accuracy, but have no battle history. The Enfield has gobs of history.
    Hi,
    Not to be argumentative, but the M96 saw service in the Winter War between the Finns and the Russians. The Sweds, life long enemies of Russia, unofficialy provided limited troops, arms and ammo to Finnland to help augment their reserves, and to stave off the argressive attack of the Russian/Soviet Red Army. Just a little trivia... I will try to find some pictures to post to substantiate these statements, but I am 99.999% sure that this information is correct.
    will6970

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    You must be new to C&R rifles. The obvious answer is: BUY BOTH!!!!!
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