Enfield-Rifles.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Enfields > Enfield Rifles
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - #5 mk1  caliber options
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

#5 mk1 caliber options

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12
Author
Message
Honkytonk View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: December 30 2017
Location: Brandon Mb
Status: Offline
Points: 4003
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Honkytonk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2022 at 3:35pm
Thanks Goosic, couldn't get my head around that one!
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
MJ11 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: September 18 2008
Location: Oregon
Status: Offline
Points: 1800
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MJ11 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2022 at 9:01pm
Confused
Why ?

Plenty of idiots out there loading AK 123g  pulled Pellets. With sh*te results at 300 yards.

Just want to know what the goal is ?


The Spartans do not ask how many the enemies are but where they are
Back to Top
Marco1010 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: February 04 2020
Location: New Zealand
Status: Offline
Points: 345
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Marco1010 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 20 2022 at 11:45pm
6.5 x 55 swedish is a very nice calibre to use on medium game. Its almost identical to the No4 I have chambered in 303 / 25.
A once common Aussie/NZ calibre. sadly factory ammo is now unavailable, but easily reloaded as dies are quite common.
Back to Top
Honkytonk View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: December 30 2017
Location: Brandon Mb
Status: Offline
Points: 4003
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Honkytonk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2022 at 10:11am
I've seen elk and deer dropped in their tracks with the 6.5x55. Pretty potent and mild recoil to boot! Keep us posted!
Back to Top
Marco1010 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: February 04 2020
Location: New Zealand
Status: Offline
Points: 345
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Marco1010 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2022 at 3:14pm
Yes, not much gets up and walks away after being hit by a 6.5mm Lapua mega 155 grain projectile.

Also about to test some Sako Blade (copper alloy projectiles) in 120 Grain.  Quite a longer projectile in comparison to a Hornady SST of the same weight.
Back to Top
Honkytonk View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: December 30 2017
Location: Brandon Mb
Status: Offline
Points: 4003
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Honkytonk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2022 at 10:29am
If I remember correctly, kind of an odd looking bullet, the 6.5x55 was... the business end stuck out of the brass quite a bit.
Back to Top
hoadie View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar

Joined: March 16 2006
Location: Niagara/Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 8518
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hoadie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 10:01am
When Rhino was up from LA few years back, he hunted deer with my 6.5X55. He dropped a buck quite handily with 1 shot.
Loose wimmen tightened here
Back to Top
Honkytonk View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: December 30 2017
Location: Brandon Mb
Status: Offline
Points: 4003
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Honkytonk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 11:48am
But Hoadie, with all due respect, that was an eastern buck! They fall over at the mere sight of an entitled Liberal! I'm talkin' western Canadian Conservative bucks!😁😁
Back to Top
scottz63 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: November 08 2021
Location: Mid Mo
Status: Offline
Points: 167
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote scottz63 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 12:18pm
Originally posted by Goosic Goosic wrote:

I was goofing around at my reloading table last week, and made what to me would be an excellent little Wildcat Cartridge. I cut a 303B case down to the same length as a .243W case and then full length resized it in the 243 die. If you stay under a charge weight of 34.5grns of either IMR 4064/4895/3031 you should be well under the 45000 CUP rating for the Enfield No4 action body, by my calculations. Can anyone recommend someone here in the states that could make a barrel for this 6mm303 round?

6.2x52r  Cool!
14EH AIT Instructor-PATRIOT Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainer
Back to Top
shiloh View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: January 08 2019
Location: Ontario, Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 1019
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote shiloh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 12:38pm
Originally posted by Marco1010 Marco1010 wrote:

6.5 x 55 swedish is a very nice calibre to use on medium game. Its almost identical to the No4 I have chambered in 303 / 25.
A once common Aussie/NZ calibre. sadly factory ammo is now unavailable, but easily reloaded as dies are quite common.


Its quite commonly used to drop moose and bear, the Swedes designed this round to effectively kill humans at very long distances, and is still considered one of the very best, hard to improve on best.

In a survival scenario if I was offered a choice of No4 Enfield or a Swede M96, it`d the Swede hands down.


shoot em if you got em
Back to Top
scottz63 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: November 08 2021
Location: Mid Mo
Status: Offline
Points: 167
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote scottz63 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 1:26pm
Looks like a neat round. I see ShootersDelight, out of Australia, that sells 303-25 and has it in stock.

14EH AIT Instructor-PATRIOT Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainer
Back to Top
303 Hunter View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: December 14 2019
Location: Alberta, Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 308
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote 303 Hunter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 2:53pm
I have thought about finding a parts No.4 to rebuild into a slightly more modern style sporter, and chamber it the 6.5x55 but with a rim.
In the top picture the cartridge on the left is a .303 British, the one on the right is a 6.5x55 and the one in the middle is a dummy rimmed 6.5x55 using a .303 case.
Then you still can use the stripper clips and the standard magazines. The only thing that you will have to watch with the rimless swede is in the factory ammunition because the 6.5 maximum length is 0.075 of a inch longer than the British.
The Lee Enfield is to the Canadian north what the Winchester repeater was to the American west.   Cal Bablitz
Back to Top
303 Hunter View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: December 14 2019
Location: Alberta, Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 308
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 303 Hunter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 2:57pm
Originally posted by Honkytonk Honkytonk wrote:

But Hoadie, with all due respect, that was an eastern buck! They fall over at the mere sight of an entitled Liberal! I'm talkin' western Canadian Conservative bucks!😁😁

😁😆!!
The Lee Enfield is to the Canadian north what the Winchester repeater was to the American west.   Cal Bablitz
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <12
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.04
Copyright ©2001-2021 Web Wiz Ltd.