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    Posted: February 15 2016 at 3:19pm
I took my sporterized Enfield hunting last year and wasn't very happy with how heavy and awkward it was. So I did the following:

Removed charger bridge and rear sight mounts.
Made a lower, smaller, lighter side mount.
Trimmed the front stock.
Cut off an inch of the butt stock and made a recoil pad.
Removed front sight and recut the crown that I discovered was about .030 crooked.

In the spirit of Bubba, I tried to do things as cheaply as possible by hand. A drill press and bench grinder was as hi-tech as I got.

To get a good cheek weld I used an ammo holder with a piece of stiff foam inserted.

I offset the scope about 1/16" to be sure I had enough room for ejection.  It ejects perfectly and I have plenty of room to load the mag from the top.

The scope is a Bushnell Trophy XLT 3-9x42 I got on sale with a rebate. Total cost was $54. It was made in the Philippines and is the equal of the Nikon Buckmasters I've used.

Recoil pad was made from a pair of flip flops costing $.98.

Total weight as pictured is 8.05 lbs. That includes the scope which weighs 15.11 oz.

Trigger is crisp and light, bolt throw is smooth and shorter than my short action Savage.

Total cost of everything is less than $200.

Here are some low-quality cell phone pics:













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while not my cup of tea - thats a fine looking sporter , 
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I like it.
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do you think those scope mount bolts are heavy enough for the abuse ???    :>} just funnin - no flame intended 
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Lol. Only the best for Bubba.  (It's what I found in my bin of random bolts.)
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i hear you there - its the direction i would most likely taken as well , why buy when you have them in the garage ? i have lots by the way - they will be toting them away after my death muttering foul words to be sure , 

but when you need them and the hardware store is closed they are worth their weight in gold - so many times over the years i have saved the day for not just myself but friends and even strangers .... i have gotten some strange looks along with the thank yous 
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I like it. It really cleans up the lines of the weapon well. 
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