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    Justification For .303

    OK Guys,

    Reading through another thread I've had my appetite wetted for an old Lee Enfield. Having decided that I'd really like one (sad I know but mainly because they're old and British like Land Rovers and Triumph Bonnevilles).

    What is the best ways to get a variation for a one? Do I say that it will be used as a stalking rifle, purely as a collectors piece or that I intend to join a club and use it for range work.


    I currently have a 22.250 and a .270 with foxing and stalking as my justifications, I'm in Dorset if anyone local has any recent experience it would be greatly appreciated.


    Cheers,


    Jim

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    when I had my SMLE made in 1908 and supplied to the New Zeeland armed forces ( maybe it could have even being to Gallipoli) sporter I had it for deer and pest and vermin and also for target work on my Fac.
    I have a slot for another .303 if I get time to use it. Everybody should own at least 1 lee Enfield in there life .
    If in doubt apply Rule 303
    "a man does good business when he rids himself of a turd"

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    303 is mentioned in the home office guide as suitable for deer. Just try asking for it... Lots of folk have two deer rifles

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    Quote Originally Posted by reiver View Post
    when I had my SMLE made in 1908 and supplied to the New Zeeland armed forces ( maybe it could have even being to Gallipoli) sporter I had it for deer and pest and vermin and also for target work on my Fac.
    I have a slot for another .303 if I get time to use it. Everybody should own at least 1 lee Enfield in there life .
    If in doubt apply Rule 303
    Rock on

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    Quote Originally Posted by reiver View Post
    when I had my SMLE made in 1908 ....
    You must be the oldest member on the site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit Country View Post
    You must be the oldest member on the site?
    My you are sharp tonight Chris, been dipping into the cooking sherry again have you?
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    u want 1 ,justification enough.sporting supplies bloxwich <no association with me>ave 5 or 6 in from 90 to 500 quid in various qualitys,but they all go bang in the right direction atb

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    Just try to make sure you see it / shoot it / .... lots of wrecked bores out there. Mrs Finnbear's .303 shot very nicely after an extended session with the cleaning kit, the crud was dribbling out the muzzle for days.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Nothing better than a nice day shooting over open sights, using 150g SP. consistently shoot 2" groups at 100m and many deer with it.

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