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    Posted: May 22 2020 at 10:02am
I got a chance to take my No4 Mk2 faux sniper to the range today. It has been a pretty good shooter so taday I set up a six inch bull @ 100 yards, loaded up a full magazine, and off the rest, shot as quick as I could but made sure I was ready. I've asked Shamu to post the picture. 2.83" from top/bottom, 1.42" side/side. I am very happy with this rifle!
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Very good!!
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Hopefully Shamu will once again come to my aide! I bought that rifle about five years ago when I got re-bit by the Enfield bug. A shooting buddy of my Bro-in-law in Calgary was on a hunt for me. It's a numbers matching No4 Mk2. I added a walnut cheek piece I bought on-line from some bloke in England. Topped it off with an Addley mount, Weaver rings and a Leupold 1.5x4 straight tube scope. My tribute to the Sniper rifle. Other than a bi-yearly linseed massage and regular bore cleaning, I haven't touched it. It took a while to find what it likes to shoot, but I've found 36 grs of H4895, PPU brass and 180 Sierra ProHunters work really well. It also shoots Sierra Match Kings good, but for the price difference, not enough to justify the cost as I only shoot at a 100 yd range.
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Here ya go.

Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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Thanks once again, Shamu.
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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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Nice shootin’!

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HT, very good results and that’s a nice mid range load.  I’ve found that bullet strings vertically, just as you have shown.  Your results are better than mine, mine typically string about 4 inches vertically.  I’ve not experimented much to see if it would improve adjusting the the powder weight, I suspect it would.   The 174 SMK doesn’t seem to do this, not for me anyway, over a broad range of charge weights.  Might be something to do with the longer bearing surface with the flat base bullet.  

I assume this is a Faz 5 groove barrel?  
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britrifles. I'm not sure of how many groove barrel it is. When I bought it sight unseen, but saw some pictures, the guy in Calgary that found it for me looked it over really well. He is a big IPSC shooter and has several Shmidt Rubin's and knows his stuff. He said it looked like a keeper. It is heavy, and just seems to fit me well. My next range report will be on my No4 Mk1 faux L42A1 (.303). At the end of last year it started grouping well once I switched to 150 gr Hornady Spire Points. Did not like 180's at all!
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Well. I just got back from the range with my L42A1 clone in .303. this time I took my time. The four shots group on the left was 1.41". I tweaked the scope and the last three shots were 1.02". 150 gr Hornady Spire Point. OAL 3.04". 39 gr H4895. I've once again imposed on Shamu to post a pic. Very happy with this rifle now as it was horrible with 180's.
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Outstanding HT.  I wouldn’t mess with that load, go into full production and have fun.  

Edited to add:  HT, if you look down the barrel at the muzzle, you should be able to count the grooves and lands.  You might need a magnifying glass to see clearly.  

For our members, you can get pin gages in increments of .0005 inches for a few bucks off amazon (mine are from Vermont Gage).  Won’t make your rifle shoot any better, but knowing the bore diameter and number of grooves in the barrel is of interest when reporting accuracy with various bullets.  A gage is a simple way to identify any muzzle wear from the pullthru cord.  


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Thanks britrifles. Honestly, that's the best that rifle has ever shot. Both my sniper and L42A1 clones have Leupold 1.5x4 straight tube scopes. Next to the range will be my Cooey Model 82 military with peep sites!
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Here ya go, mate.

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Thanks Shamu. (man, I gotta make a new target!)
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HT, I’ve got so many paper targets I’ll never use, I need to mail you some!  100, 200, 300 and 500 yds.  I bought large quantities before I found a range with electronic targets!  So rarely use them anymore.

The only ones I don’t have hundreds of are the SR 100 yd sighting In target (with 1 inch grid).  That’s probably the ones you want.  


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Thanks for the offer but yes, I pretty much always shoot at the 100 yd bench. Depending on if I'm shooting a scoped or open site rifle, I pretty much use the inside of an MT 15 pak of PBR and a 6" or 8" round construction paper cut out. 
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