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    Posted: January 17 2007 at 3:30pm
this is really a dumb newbie question, but what is the maximum range a .303 can be shot with reasonably good accuracy ?
My No4MK1 has an "L" type sight that says 300 or 600. Is that meters ?
I am mainly a rimfire enthusiast and this is my first centerfire rifle. Don't make too much fun of me LOL
 
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Not a dumb question at all mate. We all have to learn and I have learned a lot off the lads on here. They may fool around and insult each other but they'd never make a fool of a newbie asking a genuine question.  Accuracy will depend on the state of the barrel ammo you use and your eyesight.  My 16 year old lad can and has dropped 8ex 10 in the black at 600 yards using standard battle sights on a no4 . I'm pretty sure if he can do it you can with practice .

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600 yards! man im happy with 400 open sights...but then again my hunting style is probably out of the ordinary..
yep theyre yards bein measured there esoxhunter..
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Doug:
There is NO dumb questions here, when it comes to shootin irons.It may seem dumb to you - but NOT to us.If you don't know, what are you supposed to do..guess? That usually leads to a less than favourable outcome.As Allan rightly says - those are YARDS on your sights (unless they've bin re - worked by someone) & yous doesn't appear that way.
I have a #1 Mk III that was @ the battle of Vimy Ridge (WWI).@ 100 yds - open sights - 150 grn ammo - she will consistently split the center of the cross hairs, on the target.My sport - same vintage - is equally accurate, & I have dropped deer @ 200 + yards.
So...snuggle up with your Enfield, & get to know your sights..you'll be well rewarded!!
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With Target Peeps they used to use em out to 1000yrds on Full bore ranges ! I reckon 200 yrds is plenty for most game .

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esoxhunter, one thing and one thing only! the only Stupid question is the ONE you don't/did'nt ask!!!!!!!  so ask away...

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 have a #1 Mk III that was @ the battle of Vimy Ridge (WWI).@ 100 yds - open sights - 150 grn ammo - she will consistently split the center of the cross hairs, on the target
 
What he isn't telling you is he was at the battle of Vimy ridge!   Big%20smile
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Dammit Tony!!! Do ya hafta tell EVERYTHING ya know?!
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Originally posted by dave h dave h wrote:

With Target Peeps they used to use em out to 1000yrds on Full bore ranges ! I reckon 200 yrds is plenty for most game . Dave


Your right there, Davey! pretty rare that you get a "long" shot @ a deer. Their usually moving @ the speed of light, through bush that would rival Kokoda!!!
They might only be 50 yds away from ya..but I'll tell ya, they put a whole new meaning to the term,"Fast Food"
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kokoda!!!??? same here hoadie..i love my shotty huntin...love strolling through shoulder high lignum, the sounds and squeals! the tingles down ya spine..then the sensation of a 100 kilo boar beltin ya in the shins on his frantic scurry to freedom...Censored
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100 kilo boar? You met my ex ma in law then?  Dead
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well dave usually bumps into my ma-inlaw when hes up north shootin buff..Big%20smile
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Man i feel for ya Guys! I get along with my Mother inlaw real well, she had 2 daughters and I've got the only one still married. so that makes me the Good and Favorite Son in law . Plus my Wife was Pa inlaws Favorite so that puts me in good with the old man too. Evil%20Smile  
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Hey Mother in law Bashing time ! You beauty !Big%20smile

    No I really should'nt say that about her ! She (My mother in law ) is one of the only famous people I know ! She went down to the Antartic with Scotts party ! ..................................Was'nt the Cold that killed em !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL


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OOOH !!!!! Dave! lets see if any one can tope that?
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yeh, well GOODYEAR wanted advertisments rights on my ma in-law!Star

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