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thanks for the good info. 
Honestly not sure of the origin of my “sporter” except what it used to be. #1 mk MIII BSA made in 1919 that my grandfather owned and probably paid $11 for. Lol. 
All I know is that it shoots ridiculously high. 
Any chance that removing the wood would effect the point of impact in that manner?
I’ve had the same issue with mosins and Mausers. 
Supposedly either the shooting doctrine of the day to “aim at their feet or belt buckle” or the russia doctrine (supposedly) of having the bayonet affixed all the time and the thing being zeroed with it in place. 
Really not sure about any of that, but I do know the barrel isn’t bent or anything of that nature. 
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Originally posted by Stevejo Stevejo wrote:

.............. of having the bayonet affixed all the time and the thing being zeroed with it in place. 


The ammunition you use has a big effect on POI, not having properly bedded (full length) woodwork, a loose front-trigger-guard screw and many other little features will all affect POI


Todays Interesting Facts – The Effect On POI When A Bayonet Is Fixed

 

Source :

“Musketry Regulations Part 1”

1909 (With Amendments 1914)

Issued by the General Staff – War Office.

 

Summary :

With a SMLE & with MkVI ammunition there is no effect to the POI when the bayonet is fixed.

With a SMLE & with MkVII ammunition there is a 4 feet Rise in POI at 600 yds when the bayonet is fixed.

With a Lee Metford, or CLLE there is a 6 feet drop, and 2 feet to the right change in the POI at 600 yds when using MkVI ammunition with the bayonet fixed.

With a Lee Metford, or CLLE there is a negligible effect in the POI when using MkVII ammunition with the bayonet fixed.

 

YES – that is correct – with the CLLE / Lee Metford the POI is NOT AFFECTED when using MkVII with the bayonet fixed, but with the SMLE the POI is  NOT AFFECTED when using MkVI with the bayonet fixed..







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Parker Hale also did the same things to #1 Mk3's



If that gun is shooting that goofy there has to be something wrong. Having the bayonet fixed will only mess with the barrel harmonics. You wouldn't sight the gun in with the bayonet fixed if you expected any normal accuracy from it.

I didn't get what ammo you are using but I would suggest a readily available Factory ammo like from SGA Ammo/Privi-Partisan 150 gr. Try for dead on at 200 yards which should be about 1-2" high at 100 yards.

If you reload,,, DO NOT Full length Size the cases or will will only get 1-2 reloads before they separate. Neck size only and preferably with a Lee Collet Neck Sizing Die which works the brass least of anything out there.

The chambers in all Enfield's are "generous" and made that way so they would accept any ammo loaded thruout the Empire. If you full length size it reshaped s the case dramatically.

Here's a pic of an un-fired Factory Round and a Reloaded Once Fired Case from my gun.



Once you find a load that shoots decent stick with it.  Chasing loads around in a gun like this is pointless. It is what it is just go shoot something with it and have fun.

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It's not how well you do what you know how to do,,, It's how well you do what you DON'T know how to do.
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