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ssbs 10-02-2013 01:42 AM

British .303 scope?
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I just got my first rifle today. It is a British .303 which I will be using to hunt whitetail. I'm not exactly sure what style gun I have but I know some .303s require special mounting hardware for scopes. I'm trying not to spend much as my budget is very tight. The gun was only $130. Any suggestions for mounting a scope?

marc29th 10-02-2013 01:55 AM

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Here is how I have a scope mounted on one of my No. 4 Mk 1's

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The rail mounts where the rear sight goes.

ssbs 10-02-2013 02:32 AM


Originally Posted by marc29th
Here is how I have a scope mounted on one of my No. 4 Mk 1's

The rail mounts where the rear sight goes.

My gun has a fixed magazine, if I were to mount a scope like that would I still be able to load the gun? Since it is too fed? From the angles of your pictures I cannot really tell.


marc29th 10-02-2013 02:52 AM

You would be able to load them one at a time and not from stripper clips, with this one I usually take out the mag yo load it quicker.

303tom 10-02-2013 05:13 AM

Never seen a No1 with a fixed magazine, in fact I have never seen any SMLE with a fixed mag.............That being said their are scope mounts on the market for the No1 for about 40 bucks.........

ssbs 10-02-2013 11:01 AM

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The magazine

TLuker 10-02-2013 12:37 PM

Your .303 appears to be a No1 Mk III* and the scope will mount similar to marc29th's No4 Mk1. I'll post a picture later this afternoon of the mounts on a No1. And if yours is a No1 then that is not a fixed magazine, but the magazine release appears to be missing. That should be easy to fix and inexpensive. :)

ssbs 10-02-2013 02:34 PM

Thanks. I don't know a whole lot about guns but it does appear to be a fixed magazine. I don't have any ammunition yet but it looks like it can hold about 3 rounds... Loaded from the top

303tom 10-02-2013 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by ssbs (Post 1390420)
The magazine

So how many rounds does it hold 3 or 4, here is a pic. of my 2A with scope mount, this one is from S&K and cost about a 100 bucks I think. Here is their site........
Here is a video on the one from ATI that is 40 bucks.

303tom 10-02-2013 02:40 PM

I guess that answers my question on how many it holds................

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