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Thread: 1943 Enfield No.4 Mk1 and It Still Shoots

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    Default 1943 Enfield No.4 Mk1 and It Still Shoots

    After receiving my Sierra 174gr. MatchKings ( I ordered them in Feb 2014), I loaded up some rounds to accomplish my No.4 Mk1's final zero.

    My Enfield was made in 1943 and has been who know where and how many rounds were fired through it. But it shoots! Basic requirements for the No.4 Mk1 (T) is 5 rounds in 3 inches at 100 yards. My rifle is just the standard No.4 Mk1, not the (T) model.

    Zeroing target shows my initial sighting shots as I adjusted the scope to center (yes, I still need some minor adjustments). After my first shot in the orange, I continued with an additional 4 rounds to verify POA/POI. So the group is five rounds total.

    I think that I need to keep this load (and of course the rifle).

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    Beautiful rifle and great shooting to boot. Haven't seen you post in awhile either.welcome back! Do you know where that Enfield was made? I've got an old jungle carbine I've never researched cause somebody "refinished" the stock. Maybe someday.

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    The rifle was made by Birmingham Small Arms (BSA), England. The information is found on the left-hand side of the butt socket.
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    Sadly I don't have a single Enfield left but have had a ton over the years and any I had that were in good shape always shot really well. Yours does just fine,, who says you need some 2K gun to get a good shooting rifle. Some of the best shooting firearms I have are mil-surp guns and ones I've had for eons.

    Very nice.

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    Never had a problem dropping a deer with a 303.

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    No 4's are very accurate rifles, so I assume but your first post this is made up (T) with add on parts nce group, my No.4 with open sights shoots almost as good these are great rifles offend over looked I can't hit the barn door with my No.5

    good luck looks like you put alot of time and love into the new (T)
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    Nice shooter!
    Out of all my milsurp bolt guns I really enjoy shooting the Enfield's the most.
    Now only if I can find cheap plinking ammo ..
    Keep the change-I just want my Country back!!!

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    Good luck with that one, that all seems to be pretty much dried up.

    I got curious about what 303 was running now and checked for cheap ammo on gun-bot and Privi seems to be the cheapest,,???,,,@ .70 a round !!!!

    OUCH,,that's not what I'd call,,"cheap blasting ammo". I wouldn't want to be sitting on a Bren right now,,or it would be doing just that,,,

    sitting!!!

    Pa had one way back,, but ammo was 35 bucks a case,,,,,not now.

    Not allot unlike my Sweed Mauser's though,and several others, there just as bad,,, @70 cents a round for most those too. Kind of a non issue though, I reload and have tons of cases and supply's for everything I've got,, so it's not quite so bad.

    At least till resupply time comes,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by twa2471 View Post
    .70 a round !!!!
    Kynoch .500 Nitro Express go for $70/5 rds
    .600 Nitro Express $180/5 rds.
    .700 Nitro Express $250/5 rds. - fifty bucks a shot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRX View Post
    Kynoch .500 Nitro Express go for $70/5 rds
    .600 Nitro Express $180/5 rds.
    .700 Nitro Express $250/5 rds. - fifty bucks a shot!
    I bump fire that crap, nuthin ta me.
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