Rifle POLL for fun

Firearm and Weapon Discussions - Anything capable of firing a projectile and using an explosive charge as a propellant.

The best bolt action rifle of all time.

Mauser Gewehr 98
2
20%
Lee-Enfield SMLE
3
30%
Lee-Enfield No 4
2
20%
Springfield M1903
1
10%
Mosin-Nagant
2
20%
 
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Re: Rifle POLL for fun

#16 Post by EH_BURNETT » Sat 24 Nov, 2012 10:20 pm

Lee Enfield .303 by far! Has a very smooth bolt and has been used for over 50 years. As a whermact soldier confessed, " advancing on a well trained squad of men with lee Enfields was worse than attacking a machine gun post".

However the 'jungle carbine' Enfield is.. Well rubbish. The barrel is too short and the rate of fire is unsuitable for the jungle. :snipersmile:

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#17 Post by Tab » Sun 25 Nov, 2012 8:57 am

The Jungle version of the Lee Enfields did the job that it was designed to do. It was smaller and lighter as contact with the enemy was normally at close range. It had a flash eliminator so that it would not give your position away in the jungle or at night. Okay it is not so good for hunting or target shooting over a distance but for the jungle it did its job and saved the soldier carrying extra weight

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#18 Post by EH_BURNETT » Thu 13 Dec, 2012 10:48 pm

Tab wrote:The Jungle version of the Lee Enfields did the job that it was designed to do. It was smaller and lighter as contact with the enemy was normally at close range. It had a flash eliminator so that it would not give your position away in the jungle or at night. Okay it is not so good for hunting or target shooting over a distance but for the jungle it did its job and saved the soldier carrying extra weight
You make a very good point here however have you ever felt the recoil of the jungle Enfield?! You will see why it was disliked :-)

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#19 Post by Tab » Fri 14 Dec, 2012 11:48 am

Yes I have fired thousands of rounds through the Jungle version of the Enfield both as a Cadet and a Soldier, we grew up with these weapons so had learnt to hold them tight to your shoulder.

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