Today on the benchrest, the #5 (all-match.) which arrived in '09 from "Joesalter" did an ok group (for my skills), near the bull's eye at 50 yards with my reloads.
Somehow when sitting on the ground with no extra support, got a three-shot string which measures about 2 1/2".
A second short string has the three holes almost touching, less than 1 1/2" in length.
Can't figure out why these shot 'mini groups' were much better than from the benchrest. My first hunt should be next spring in TX, with this gun, for feral pigs with a very seasoned pig hunter (co-worker) who retired from the Navy Marks. Team and set AR records from 200 & 600 yards.
As for prices on other Enfield series, I just hope that there might be two or three good, "non-sport." Enfield #4s (average prices) at the Ft. Worth show on Sunday, Jan 2nd. If so, maybe one or two have matching bolts/actions.
It will be my first show
far outside the Memphis area.
As "non-sport." Enfields in this area are very rare (shows and shops), my second #5 is all-matching and was only listed at $350 in Sept '09 at the show.