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I hope to find out.  Various reviews out there.  Most of the issues deal with ammo selection.  I intend for this one to be a shooter, I wanted a MILSURP bolt action in 7.62x51 and the 2A/2A1 are the most common.  The combination of being a reserve rifle and in this case, the damaged fore stock led to this rifle gauging at zero muzzle wear.  Besides it looks good with my SMLE and my No4MK1.
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I suspect a load data for NATO 7.62 (not Win. .308)is available. Not ever having had much to do with the round, I learned from this site there is quite a large difference in performance. Win 308 loads are far stouter, and if memory serves me, the Ishapore, on an Enfield action, should be reloaded to the NATO specs. Members, please correct me if I'm mistaken.
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"..I know nothing about these Ishapore rifles. Can they be good shooters?.."

absolutely , it might take some effort and TLC to get them there but they are fine rifles , mine shot well and were quite nice looking when i parted company with them , 
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It is together.  I do have a question for the experts as I probably have some stock work to do.  If I tighten the front Trigger guard screw as tight as it can go,  (about 9 turns) the trigger is single stage and very mushy.  If I tighten it 7 full turns, it is a two stage pull. At about 6 turns, it is a very nice double stage trigger.   i did not do any wood removal from the trigger guard area.  I suspect I am going to have to build it up a bit to get an even and tight draw while maintaining the trigger guard to receiver angles.   One other option is that I need to shift the fore end collar down a bit. I have it recessed from the wood but perhaps too much.
 
 
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and there ya go , its a fine looking example to be sure , kinda looks like it just left the factory , 
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Its supposed to be a "controlled crush fit", what that means is the wood is clamped firmly between top & bottom metal, but stopped before its excessive by the collar. A little shy with a 2-stage pull is the goal with the Big bolt in front of the magazine TIGHT!
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A quick update after a range day Sunday.   The rifle works well.  a proper two stage trigger at 6.5lbs and the black finish makes the sights stand out.
 
1st group (after the first  head down in case if it blows up shot) grouped about 2" low 3 inches right.  I used the sight tool and brought it in line.   However at 50 yards while on line the rounds were very low.
 
As 7.62 should be close at 25 and 200, I decided to swap out the front sight going from -30 to -45.  So will start the process again at the next range day.   That should bring it up enough so that I can eyeball the adjustments at 100 and 200 yds.
 
a few failures to feed.  I understand that 7.62 mags need a bit of tuning to get them just right so a project.
 
One question on outer band adjustments.  If too tight can that affect the point of impact? I had it a bit tight and have now reduced by a couple of turns.
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