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    Posted: September 27 2016 at 9:13pm
he!!o all. Former USAF Security Police and current law enforcement. Just bought my first Enfield. No1MkIII* 1918 BSA Co.

Definitely a newbie to the Enfield and I have lots of questions about make, and or sevice of this rifle. Also, I fired it for the first time, on Sunday, using a 150gr load. I read some where that either a 174gr or 180gr is a better load. Thoughts?

I would like to post pics, but thought I read somewhere about smail size pics, with some long directions...This still the case?

Look forward to all the help!

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Welcome.

IIRC, the 174 gr. bullet was the one that was designed for your rifle.(Or your rifle designed for it) Otherwise - that's the match.

I use 180 gr on heavier game - like moose. I use 150 gr on "lighter" game, like whitetail deer.

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The easiest way to post is to "Host" on a free site like Photo Bucket. Then all you do is open the library, "share" the image , copy the "direct" link & post to the tree icon in the new post dialog box.

For bullet weights there's no real "best", both the 150 & 180 (174 is hard to find) have advantages. Oddly my No4 Mk2 likes the light 150 Gr Hornady loads, but my No5 likes the 174 Gr Sierra's. If you are using the original sights then they are calibrated for the 174's, but out to about 300yds you'll not tell the difference in practical terms.

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welcome , the service of the rifle might [i repeat might] be identified in markings on it but most likely will be lost to history as records were not kept in that manner , 

a 1918 rifle is well into the production of the mkIII* as the changes occurred in 1915/1916 for most all production , there are the ausie and indian rifles that have some nuances but im not up on those and BSA i know made the change in 1915/16 [my rifle is a 1915 and straight up mkIII] all of the factories had completed production changes by 1918 , 

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