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    There were certainly No4 rifles in Australian...

    There were certainly No4 rifles in Australian service during WW2. I doubt that numbers were ever high. They can be seen in several photographs of troops in New Guinea, for a start. These MAY have...
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    Well, according to Lithgow Drawing A.5688,...

    Well, according to Lithgow Drawing A.5688, "Layout of Rifle and Appurtenance Components" it is called "The Body", In the assembly sequence, it is component No. 2 (the barrel is No.1) The factory...
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    "So, shall I call it Model 1917 or P17?" ...

    "So, shall I call it Model 1917 or P17?"

    "Elena", "Tesoro".........??
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    So, what are the left-most links for?

    So, what are the left-most links for?
  5. Good point about the K-31 ejection pattern. I'm...

    Good point about the K-31 ejection pattern. I'm just an old K-11 driver, myself. She seems to eject pretty much straight up, with cases sometimes bouncing off my back when the bolt is operated...
  6. One useful way to stop cases bashing into the...

    One useful way to stop cases bashing into the windage drum is to rotate the whole scope 90 degrees to the left. Some "buffer" material attached to the tube and reticule housing will keep things...
  7. The only "standard' thread on a SMLE is the stock...

    The only "standard' thread on a SMLE is the stock bolt inside the butt ( 7/16' Whitworth), (ish). . Everything else is an "Enfield Special", regardless of whether made in Britain, Australia or India....
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    .30-.303? Been around for ages. At least one...

    .30-.303?

    Been around for ages. At least one US gun magazine did an article back in the 1970s.

    I have been running one on No4 action for about twenty years. Mine used a pre-loved Omark target...
  9. The other screw with the same thread is the...

    The other screw with the same thread is the "Screw, axis" in a P-14.

    This is the one with the "spike" at the end that holds the bolt stop in place.

    At the moment, I don't have one here to...
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    The PVC pipe "gun tub" idea works. Being "tall...

    The PVC pipe "gun tub" idea works. Being "tall and thin", they don't take up much floor-space. You can strap them onto the workshop sack-truck / trolley and wheel them around when full. Great for...
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    I'll second the Mark Novak series. ...

    I'll second the Mark Novak series.

    Educational AND entertaining!
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    So, if one minute of angle is ROUGHLY one inch at...

    So, if one minute of angle is ROUGHLY one inch at 100 yards, a one inch group at 100 FEET would extrapolate to three inches at 100 Yards; pretty much three MOA.

    Acceptance figures for service...
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    3.5 MOA was pretty much "acceptance spec" at the...

    3.5 MOA was pretty much "acceptance spec" at the factory.
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    Was just talking about this subject to a mate. He...

    Was just talking about this subject to a mate. He tells me that on page 440 of "The German Sniper, 1914-1945", by Peter Sennich, there is a photo of a Nah-Patrone as made by Finnower Indistrie in...
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    Trail Boss is a "bulky" powder designed for...

    Trail Boss is a "bulky" powder designed for things like .44-40 and .45 Colt.

    It seems to be a sort-of "smokeless" Pyrodex.

    A .308 case has a lot more volume than a .44-40 or .45. Getting a...
  16. Enfield Enforcer wrote: "....... hunting is in...

    Enfield Enforcer wrote:

    "....... hunting is in our country nowadays here not allowed with such calibers".

    What are you breeding over there that a .303 will not bring down? Woolly Mammoths?
    ...
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    Long, pointy bullets with plastic tips / hollow...

    Long, pointy bullets with plastic tips / hollow points are base heavy. They can be stabilized in flight through air in the traditional way.

    However, there are ALWAYS "imperfections" in any...
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    Never tried to brew sub-sonic .308. For a...

    Never tried to brew sub-sonic .308.

    For a given bullet, the lower the muzzle velocity, the faster the required twist-rate. Most .308 barrels are 1:12" twist.

    What you need is a light-jacketed...
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    For those looking for the "spec" of M852, see:...

    For those looking for the "spec" of M852, see: TM43-0001-27, ARMY AMMUNITION DATA SHEETS SMALL CALIBER AMMUNITION, Section 11, page 31
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    Until relatively recently, most snipers used the...

    Until relatively recently, most snipers used the issue ball of the times. Not much "standard" ball ammo that does NOT have a mouth crimp (or in the case of .303 Mk7, stab-crimps on the neck.

    The...
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    Be aware that some combinations of rifle and ammo...

    Be aware that some combinations of rifle and ammo will shoot proportionately WORSE at 25 yards than they do at 200.

    It is all to do with the behaviour of the bullet as it leaves the muzzle.
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    Crimping is probably of no value for ammo used in...

    Crimping is probably of no value for ammo used in slow-fire bench-rest or target work with bolt-action rifles.

    HOWEVER, in semis, (or full-autos), it is a "good thing", because the ammo gets...
  23. A couple of caveats; First, read everything...

    A couple of caveats;

    First, read everything posted hereabouts by Peter Laidler.

    Overall: NEVER attempt to remove the butt first ALWAYS remove the fore-end and hand-guards first, Thus, the...
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    NEVER use this stuff in a SiG AMT. It WILL...

    NEVER use this stuff in a SiG AMT.

    It WILL damage the rifle, sooner rather than later.

    Unlike MilSpec brass, the steel cases do not do the correct "grip and float" thing in the fluted chamber...
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    While I still lave several 4-gallon buckets of...

    While I still lave several 4-gallon buckets of (.217") Berdan-primed brass, and for as long as I can get the primers, I will keep using it.

    Oz military 7.62 NATO brass sort-of went "Boxer" about...
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