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Thank you for posting that Armourer. It was an interesting read. i had noticed that the channel in my L39 fore end is slightly off centre; but not critically so.

303 Hunter. If you can measure a gap between the barrel and the area around the mid band in it's normal state. Then set up the rifle as mentioned by Brit rifles and pull the barrel downwards by hanging a 7 litres of water in plastic bottles from the muzzle. This will give you approximately 12lbs in weight.
Then measure the increase in gap. Make a shim the same thickness as the total gap. 
This should give you a good start point.
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Originally posted by Zed Zed wrote:

Thank you for posting that Armourer. It was an interesting read. i had noticed that the channel in my L39 fore end is slightly off centre; but not critically so.

303 Hunter. If you can measure a gap between the barrel and the area around the mid band in it's normal state. Then set up the rifle as mentioned by Brit rifles and pull the barrel downwards by hanging a 7 litres of water in plastic bottles from the muzzle. This will give you approximately 12lbs in weight.
Then measure the increase in gap. Make a shim the same thickness as the total gap. 
This should give you a good start point.

7 litres of water weighs about 15.5 lbs (plus the weight of the containers)

5.5 litres is roughly 12 lbs
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You are correct Armourer; my mistake. 1 litre is 1 Kilogram which would be 2.2lbs. So 1x 5 litre plastic bottle would be a good place to start. 
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How would one go about stocking up a No4Mk1/2 with a 2A1 barrel?

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I love the look of that rifle! Cover the palm of your hand at 100 yards with open sites? My humble advise would be to put it back together, enjoy it as a really cool hunting rifle and a respectable range shooter. And load rounds that cycle good in that rifle in regards to OAL length. Done deal. Go kill a moose... 
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Thank you britrifles and Zed. Now that I have a good idea as to what I’m doing
Overall I’m pleased with how it’s shooting. I’ll just work on the bedding a little bit, do one more load test, pick the best one, zero then go with it.
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Let us know how it turns out.
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