Originally Posted by Jack Monteith
Likely every other farmer had a Lee-Enfield around here when I was growing up. I don't shoot mine much now, in fact today was the first time this year. Couldn't let it get lonely. I also have a Martini, but unfortunately the old corrosive primers and cordite have removed most of the rifling.
I think Sears were selling them for 16 and change in the last fifties.I was a boy then so, you all know I have been around and done a few laps.
I was loadind 180RN imperial Bullets over WC755 powder with Lee Collet Dies. Worked real good.
A lot of moose in these parts fell in front of the 303 , and I see many still being used . The 1916/1917 Mark one/ the Mark three , and the Mark four are the common.
Some of the 303 Hard points were very corrosive and the barrel needed to be washed out with soap& water after firing these rounds or the rifling would be washed out almost over night.
One of the lads at the shooting club has a Martini rebarreled to 6.5/303 which is a real tack driver.
has parts for the rifle plus 45 Cal barrels .
45/70or 45 / something single shot? Awesome
Personly I would check out some of the wild cats based on the 303B
I liked the Mark four with the flip peep site made in England. The one I had was made in '42 and had the good rifling , not the two grove.
I think I would buy another if I ever come across a good one.
You certainly can not say your under guned in the bush with the 303 B.