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    Posted: September 11 2016 at 9:51am
Here's my recently acquired Lee-Enfield N°4 Mk I*, made by Stevens /US in 1943. It's marqued FTR and seems to have been completely overhauled with new stock and barrel.

So far, I had zeroed it with factory S&B FMJ. I'm no fan of the latter but they shot so and so, still staying within the black of a pistol target at 100 meters (109 yds) ; at least, it provided me with some brass... Lately, I went back to the range with my 1st. handloads to discover the rifle's preference. For starters, I chose the 174 SMK and 2 powders, N135/37.0 and N140/39.0. The former grouped rather good, showing potential to build up. Then I shot the N140 loads and : bingo, it grouped within 1.6 MOA.

I had heard lots of bashing the L-E's accuracy and was happily surprised of the results. However, the bedding puzzles me and I haven't seen its like on another milsurp. The forearm is fully floated at the muzzle end and, as shown in the pic beneath, there seems that an insert has been placed as a pressure point in front of the receiver. It's very nicely done and I wonder if this happened at the factory ? Anyone knows of this, your comments are welcome.

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The pictures seem to have been moved or deleted.
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I found 41 grains of N140 with Sierra 174 grain FMJ near enough duplicates factory loads.
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welcome - repost the photos , we all live vicariously here 
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This guy is givin me kittens!!
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i missed the photos and did not catch that - i would be pleased to shoot the cats , 
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I'll try again with the pics resized :





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It doesn't work.  For years, my pics have been hosted by Photobucket and I never had trouble posting photos on the other (numerous) forums I've subscribed to.

Here, my pics do show up under "preview" all right but when I want to conclude, this is the message I get  in return ?!?

500 - Internal server error.

There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2016 at 4:23am
Welcome to the forum.
If the muzzle is fully floating; check to see if there are any marks such as "regulated by Fultons" stamped on to the action.
It may have a bedding pad around the mid band area and free to the muzzle as well as under the knox form. These type of modification's are often found on rifles used for target shooting.
However a properly set up Lee Enfield will generally shoot very well;  extra work bedding and modifications may only gain a very small improvement over a well put together original
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OK lets get this fixed for you.
1: which of the several links in Photo Bucket are you using?
2: Are the images resized (There's a limit to image size because of bandwidth & storage)
3: (Daft I know) you aren't posting then deleting from PB are you?

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You are clicking on the IMG window to copy and post the pics Right ???
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Shamu & Rhino,
That's correct, I click on the IMG window to copy the photo URL from Photobucket and then, paste it within my text. Regarding photo size, they are respectively 465-425-107 Ko. The photos still reside on Photobucket, I know that deleting a pic from the hosting site severes the link with formerly posted photos.

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As you will see, after we succeed in posting the pics, the insert (pressure point ?) is located under the area where barrel and receiver meet (knox point ?). No mention of Fulton or other tuner, just FTR stamping on the left of receiver.
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Try  postimage.org   it seems to the least problimatic  picture hosting sites
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Lets see if I have a problem on your post , posting a pic. from photo bucket .....


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Phot Bucket is working for me ... maybe yours is corrupt , I would suggest using the other sight thatSW28fan posted ....unless you can figure out whats going on with your photo bucket ....
I have heard people say in the past that photo bucket changed something and all their photos were locked .... or removed ...
guess its only a matter of time for mine to go south !!!! 
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I tried again and I can't understand what's going wrong. Photobucket works on Accuratereloading, Gunboards, Surplusrifle, etc. E.g. :

http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=146556

Also, the pic does appear in "preview" until I hit "update post" and from then on, it's gone. Go figure...
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