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Topic: Just arrived
Posted By: shiloh
Subject: Just arrived
Date Posted: January 08 2019 at 7:42pm
Hi all, just signed up, cool forum love all enfields, presently have a No.5,  all matching, but sadly drilled and tapped, got it on the cheap so I didn`t feel too bad for customizing it, don`t judge me Ermm
Hope to add  more unmolested ones in the future.
 My very first was a custom sport Parker-Hale loved it.
 I bought the 5 because I was told they don`t shoot, besides I always loved the looks of the five.
I bought it just to see if all the hooey had any credence, after all, all enfields were designed to shoot well, right?, maybe some better than others.
 First time out with it, used the battle sights, 2.5-3" groups out to 100yrd, next time out I scoped it and shrunk the group a little. I was happy, kicks like a mule though... LOL
I`ve since put a smithless mount and a good target scope on it, also modified the butt a little, pics of that later.
 Going to the range tomorrow to put it up against my 1902 CG G63 FSR BR rifle, should be interesting.
Cheers




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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: January 09 2019 at 4:44pm
i have no issues with my no 5 , not sure about others here , welcome , 


Posted By: 42rocker
Date Posted: January 09 2019 at 7:20pm
Looks Good Enjoy. 
 
Later 42rocker


Posted By: SW28fan
Date Posted: January 09 2019 at 8:33pm
Welcome to the Forum
 
My no. 5 shoots really good for the first three or four shots then the barrel gets warm and the accuracy goes down the toilet


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Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: January 09 2019 at 10:55pm
I'm taking mine to the range next Wednesday.  I'll let you guys know how it does.


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: January 10 2019 at 6:32am
My No5 is also a rescue, but I went with the sporter wood & a Santa Fe 5-round magazine as it wasn't practical to restore.
Accuracy is about 1/2 that of my No4 Mk2.




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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: shiloh
Date Posted: January 10 2019 at 6:49am
Nice looking sport stocks on those No.5`s.
The 5 rnd mags are the tits, scarce as hens teeth up here, original ones any way.


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Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: January 10 2019 at 7:05am
Welcome from rainy BC! I own 3-#5's and they all shoot well. They were not designed as a long range rifle, more of a 'jungle carbine' to be used at shorter ranges. Enjoy your rifle and again, welcome.

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Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: January 10 2019 at 8:57am
I have a spare P-H (I think) one which will need fitting.





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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 10 2019 at 9:40am
Welcome from warm, sunny Brandon Manitoba!


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: January 10 2019 at 9:49am
I have an original No 5..& I cant hit nowt wiv it!
Others can..but no me!

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Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 10 2019 at 11:04am
5" group @ 100 yds off a bench/rest. Oringinal ladder sights.180 gr hand loads. That was my best with my No.5 Battle Carbine. Plenty good for shots at deer within that range! And hit hard!


Posted By: shiloh
Date Posted: January 10 2019 at 12:32pm
Well didn`t make it to the range the other day, snow storm. Went today -10 out, f-ing cold, zeroed new scope at 25, shot out to 100 and made adjustments, then fired 3-3rnd groups, 4.5, 3.75, and a lucky 2.75(gloves off) as measured, still not as good as my CG which will average me on a bad day .3-.5 3 rnd groups.
None the less, the ole No.5`s a hoot to shoot. Thumbs Up



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Posted By: shiloh
Date Posted: January 10 2019 at 12:39pm
Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

I have a spare P-H (I think) one which will need fitting.





looks like that may be a cut down 10 rounder, I know there were factory 5 rnd mags made I used to have a couple, but are hard to find, most don`t want to part with them.


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Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: January 10 2019 at 2:07pm
Supposedly its a factory P-H.
The floorplate with the "wings" for eas(ier) removal were a P-H feature. I think they did make them by cutting down fill capacity mags.


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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: shiloh
Date Posted: January 19 2019 at 5:58am
As set up for target shooting, very comfy and ergonomic, but is now back to No5ish form(as previous pic). I found no improvement from battle sight to scope.
As groups generally tend to expand with distance, this rifle doesn`t need a scope to be an indirect fire artillery pc.
Scope has been allocated for my Ruger No3 .223 and the stock conversion set up is for sale.


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Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: January 19 2019 at 5:44pm
shiloh: Why do you want to get rid of that butt stock assembly? Just curious. Where did you get that bipod and mount from,looks interesting.


Posted By: shiloh
Date Posted: January 19 2019 at 6:16pm
Proof of concept, there are a few out there, mostly using cut down oem butt stocks, had my fun, time to free up some coin for other projects, 1903-08 BSA LE with volley sights, found one cheap-ish, if the fellow would get back to me...... Ermm
The bi-pod mount I made and is basically a barrel band with legs sticking out the front, 2 pinch bolts to clamp it. A brass spacer between those legs thickness of the attach point of the bi-pod(AK/SKS).
This set up allow the barrel to remain FF with zero interference.

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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: January 19 2019 at 8:44pm
haw did it shoot and was it worth the effort ? 


Posted By: shiloh
Date Posted: January 20 2019 at 2:39am
When compared to my CG63, not well, it averaged about 3-4.5" groups out to 100yrds, about the same with the battle sights.
Rapid fire proved even worse as the barrel heated up.
Ergonomically, awesome for holding on target.
Was it worth it?, at @$450 to built it was a fun project, at my asking price could be an affordable add-on for someone.
That kind of coin would go a long way towards restoring, a nice barreled action No1 or No4


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