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Went to the range again today (sunday) and went through the remaining 30 rounds I had, made me very happy. Had a go at shoting a mates chinese nagant carbine, didnt make me as happy as the lee-enfield 303 but still good.

I shot at 50m at a regular A4 target, the thing has to be shooting about 4 inches or so to the right, so im going to have to adjust the foresight. When I was normally aiming it was hitting the right edge of the target sheet!

Oh and it was 30*C and sunny with a light sea breze at the range today, top weather for a range day.

The rifle is working a bit better today, I guess it just needed to work the cobwebs out of it, the bloke at the gunsmiths said it had been sitting out the back for 5 years after they bought it from a dealer that closed sown. It is feeding a little poorly from the right-hand side of the magazine still, but I can solve that by bieng a little more persuasive with the bolt.

I love this rifle.


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hatchet..the first few times i was shooting my smelly i was shooting to the right about 2-3 inches...i was told by a vet at the range that it takes some gettin used to the 2 stage trigger..sometimes its a knee jerk reaction to pull to the right just that fraction..keep in mind before movin the foresight.Wink

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I will grab some more ammo and check it out. I was shooting from a bench and taking up the first stage of the trigger so I will have to check it out. Though it was very far to the right.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote allan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2007 at 11:36am
no worries..best to eliminate causes easiest to hardest.
 mate its a rush shootin these old girls..i reckon my smelly is a smooth ride compared to some of my sporters.love it.Big%20smile
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I also had some the the SSAA range officers have a shot from the bench, they got the same result.

They told me to move the foresight, by removing the nosecap and using a punch with a spent 22LR case over the punch to protect the metal.
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thats the one...oh so slighly  and gently..man i just come back from the 4wd-caravan-campin show at kembla grange here..man im burnt...had cream and hats and everything on..too glary.
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Originally posted by allan allan wrote:

hatchet..the first few times i was shooting my smelly i was shooting to the right about 2-3 inches...i was told by a vet at the range that it takes some gettin used to the 2 stage trigger..sometimes its a knee jerk reaction to pull to the right just that fraction..keep in mind before movin the foresight.[IMG]http://www.enfield-rifles.com/smileys/smiley2.gif" height="18" width="18" align="absmiddle" alt="Wink" />



Allan- hasn't anyone taught ya to BREATHE properly when ya shoot, mate? I'll bet ya dollars ta doughnuts that will cure your pull to right!
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after 2 packets of rounds i felt at home with the characteristics of the ol girl..i was right then on

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Just gave my Lee-Enfield the third clean in as many days, its amazing what a rag and a bit of oil can do.

I also pulled apart the clip magazine and gave it a good cleaning out, got all the old dirt and other assorted filth that was in there out and gave it an oiling.

The magazine actually goes in and out of the magazine well properly now that is has been ridden of filth, the bolt travels easily now as well.

I guess the wood work and covered metalic parts are next on the list.

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Originally posted by Hatchetman Hatchetman wrote:

They told me to move the foresight, by removing the nosecap and using a punch with a spent 22LR case over the punch to protect the metal.
 
That spent 22lr case over the punch is a brilliant idea. Thanks!
 
Gonna shoot my No4 Mk2 this morning. I'll be adjusting the rear sight on my 1911 45acp with the punch and case trick at the range.
 
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Glad to see you finally got one Hatchetman.
I am sure you will have lots of fun with it for a long time to come. Looks good too.
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Sounds like your having a win with her Mate ! I like Sweets 7.62 solvent for the bore ! Be sure though you swab it out with metho after cleaning & if you use a bronze brush clean it in metho after other wie the brissles get eaten away in a couple of nights ! For the Action I like the Tetra spray (The Gun spray ) I dont know whether they still make Gun scrubber or not ,but it also came in a areosole spray! A Old tooth brush also works a treat for scrubbing. I also have developed a passion for Pro shot Jags they look like a piston & you buy one in the bore dia of your choice & they really give great contact with the flutes of the bore with a min sized patch!

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yes action blaster by tetra is what i use..great for blasting before and after scrubbing with a tooth brush in all the hard to reach places
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I have also been reccomended sweets 7.62 by quite a few other people for the initial clean out of the bore, but I cant find any, I have asked about 3 firearms dealers.

I got reccomemded tetra copper solvent by pretty much everyone, possibly because it is one of the mid range solvents. The gunsmiths at sefton said they only get Sweets 7.62 in for the RAME armourers, and they use tetra when they refurbish old surplus rifles because it isnt as harsh.

I will be looking into getting something like a can of remoil or Tetra gun spray, Ive got enough time to be running round sydney these next few weeks. I am now wisdom toothless, and have an icepack straped to my jaw, poppin panadene fortes every few hours. Thursday looks like the day to go shoping.

Cheers for the tips all.
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I like all of the tetra products . They work well for me If you have problems finding the Sweets though I'll get you a bottle & send it over if you like ? I remember when I got my first bottle years ago it was still Sweets 303 & became Sweets 7.62 much latter ! Hoppes #9 is another good solvent though I think they've changed the recipe over the years !

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Dave;
Wont Sweets leave a sugary residue behind in the bore?
Personally - i don't have a sweet tooth
I don't need it..I'm Sweet enough!!
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