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    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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haw did it shoot and was it worth the effort ? 
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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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Goosic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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.
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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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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.
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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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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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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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!
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I have an original No 5..& I cant hit nowt wiv it!
Others can..but no me!
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Welcome from warm, sunny Brandon Manitoba!
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I have a spare P-H (I think) one which will need fitting.



Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Canuck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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.
Castles made of sand slip into the sea.....eventually
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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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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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I'm taking mine to the range next Wednesday.  I'll let you guys know how it does.
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