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Old 02-16-2011, 05:51 PM   #21
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Once again, thanks OP.

On a side note, I think my eyes are bleeding now.

IMO, TexasPatriot is right.

Me personally, for instance, I love the Garand. 30.06, lends itself to reloading.
Also kicks like a mule, and bites like a crocodile.

However, do I feel it's the right rifle for everybody? Not likely. I happen to want
something which kicks and bites. Others won't.

But I'll "stick to my guns" till I become a better shot with what I have. It has the range I want, and the adaptability of bullet weights to hunt what I
shoot. Those Feral Hawgs and Coyotes are going down!

Had to go to the Fulton armory site to get 5-round en-bloc clips
legal for hunting, though.

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Very intro... why was the 30 cal used in ww2 that cal was a man killer... more or less the power that cal was the cal to kill a man... something to think on.

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I love the 30-06 it has a flatter trajectory then a 308 and more recoil, it does a hell of a job on a pig at 300 yards too.

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When I was about 14 my best friend Mike was going on his first Deer hunt with his family at his Grandfather's farm in Eastern Kentucky for the "annual family hunt" Mike later named it. His Father got Mike a Lee-Enfield No.4 mk1 (I think) and Mike's Dad took Mike and me to the County Conservation Club rifle range for Mike to learn to shoot the Enfield. Mike and I took turns in shooting that Enfield. It was our first time to shoot a high-power center-fire rifle and both of us really enjoyed the experiance, and I can tell I was very impressed. Today I have Savage 110, and a Remington 700VLS in .308 Win and a number of Mil-surplus rifles of Mauser types. But because of something about being the first time I shot a high power rifle, I have 4 Lee-Enfields in my safe, and are my favorites. The 303 British round is powerful and accurate enough for Deer and Elk and Black Bear and I have heard it described as a 30-30 on steroids. But the Lee-Enfield Rifle feels better to me when I shoulder it than the Mausers, and Springfield, Garands that I have and for fun recorational shooting at the range I will grab one of my Enfields. Of the 4 Enfield, two of them are No.4 Mk2 Irish Contract rifles. They are great rifles, well made and accurate as well.

To me LEE-ENFIELDS NO.4 Mk 2 and the .303 BRITISH are the BEST

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Old 03-13-2011, 05:26 PM   #25
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Yeah, the Lee-Enfield is also one of the coolest looking rifles EVER!
(IMHO,YMMV,TBPH,GFYIYDLI)

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The Lee-Enfield was one of the first rifles I ever purchased. I bought a No1 MkIII in .303 and a No2A in 7.62NATO for about $150 (both) about 18yrs ago. Now they are expensive. It is getting hard to find good surplas ammo for them as well.

You have to love those old war horses. Just think what they would say if they could talk. Holding them is like talking to your Grandfather about WWII. The stories go on and on.
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The 303 british ammunition has a long and unique history. I was surfing the net and since 1889 the 303 has manage to come out top on hitting power over the span of several small colonial wars and 2 world wars and one police-action. I was on an Endfield site and they said before the Haige Convention in 1899 the English Tommies would expose the lead on the 212 gr bullets and that is how we got the term Dum-Dum bullet. When the Germans went to the spitzer style bullets the Germans went to a light 150 gr spitzer bullet, in reaction to this the Brits went from the 212 gr bullet to the 174 gr spitzer style bullet but wanting a longer bullet for better accuracy so the Brits designed a bullet that the front 25% of the bullet was filled with aluminium and this was the type of bullet that was used in both World Wars except that the aluminium was replaced with sterilized wood pulp because the aluminium was needed for the aircraft industry. This light front end design bullet of the .303 British is currently use in the Federal 165 gr target ammunition. The site "BOX OF TRUTH" or the "EDUCATIONAL BOX OF TRUTH" can show you the power of the mighty .303 British ammunition.

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My favorite rifle is the 1903 Springfield .30-06 that my future father-in-law gave me somewhere around the time I started sparkin' my future wife. He fed the family with that gun for many years. It wasn't my first gun (a Marlin model 60, still have it) but it is my favorite. I don't shoot it much, but I will bring it when hunting or range shooting even if I don't think I will be shooting it.
I also bring a .30-30 Marlin for a brush gun, or a .44 mag lever gun. Not too particular about them, but I have to have the '03 Springfield.

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Great information. Thanks!

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What ever the question the answer is the 338/378 Weatherby Magnum.

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