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    The final answer, so it seems, is that the barrel...

    The final answer, so it seems, is that the barrel length was arbitrary, a compromise to satisfy everyone and possibly no-one really. Then it remained because it worked.

    In the meantime existing...
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    Makes sense for the later No, we know what we...

    Makes sense for the later No, we know what we have, let's not fix what isn't broken. Still leaves the question of why that barrel length with the SMLE. Arbitrary half way between Long Lee and...
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    Being pedantic I know. Russia was only one of...

    Being pedantic I know. Russia was only one of the countries that defeated Germany.
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    IIRC barrel length was determined in 1900,...

    IIRC barrel length was determined in 1900, bayonet length later. When generals with volley firing, massed and cavalry charges thinking were still alive and directing development.

    Eg when...
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    Barrel length

    I am curious how the barrel length of the no 1, no 4 and no 5 rifles was determined. It seems if a shorter barrel would have been just as good in the no 1 and no 4, except for entrenched resistance...
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    I believe SWMBO will have some words about the...

    I believe SWMBO will have some words about the burn and scratch marks on her floor from the Vickers tripod feet and hot cases.
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    Who can tell us anything about the scope?

    Who can tell us anything about the scope?
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    Agree with Bindi. Keeps the history.

    Agree with Bindi. Keeps the history.
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    Cartridge weight and size, and reloading are the...

    Cartridge weight and size, and reloading are the main challenges.

    Sending a shotgunner against a rifleman with a rifle that goes brrrt is not good.
  10. The rifleman who knows his firearm and the...

    The rifleman who knows his firearm and the ammunition it fires very well, will be able to engage long distance targets by applying the skills learnt as a rifleman and sniper. And allow for minor...
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    Shotguns have a very specific use in war. Very...

    Shotguns have a very specific use in war. Very close shooting.

    However, successful shotgunning has to do with reloading. You can't replace five 30 shot rifle mags shooting automatic with the...
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    Posed photo

    Posed photo
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    Use an RCBS Rockchucker since 1983 with many...

    Use an RCBS Rockchucker since 1983 with many different dies. Still works excellently. Also a Piggyback that I know has been in use since new in 1984. Still working well as long as you don't rush...
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    Guys think on the time this took place. What...

    Guys think on the time this took place.

    What was the reason for the US participation in this opening?
    US - new to Britain, showing solidarity, show the flag, see how good we are, we are part of...
  15. Thank you Frederick303. The doctrine makes it...

    Thank you Frederick303. The doctrine makes it clear, seemed to work well for the German forces. Their concept of mission oriented action worked very well in South African operations in Angola too....
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    I tried two Lee progressives and never could get...

    I tried two Lee progressives and never could get them to work. The primer feed especially.

    The dies and hand sets work very well. Pity they don't make 410 hand sets any more.
  17. Frederick303, it seems most of the points you...

    Frederick303, it seems most of the points you mention are applicable to all the military rifles of the same age; some more, some less. All problems solved by proper training.

    I would like to read...
  18. Good spotter. Watch the hits [dust, etc] and aim...

    Good spotter. Watch the hits [dust, etc] and aim off. Many meters high. The stuff good snipers are made of.
  19. Could you post the basis for this please? I...

    Could you post the basis for this please? I would love to know.
  20. That's exactly what it means. You take hold of...

    That's exactly what it means. You take hold of the strap to lift what's inside out of where it was. Dead, injured, wounded removed from vehicle/boat/etc. Especially when whatever is inside the...
  21. Some of the Japanese machine gun ammo was almost...

    Some of the Japanese machine gun ammo was almost identical to 303 IIRC. They used lots of captured British stuff too.
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    The OP hasn't been back since Oct 2019.

    The OP hasn't been back since Oct 2019.
  23. Well said!

    Well said!
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    Irrelevant bit of useless information. Friend...

    Irrelevant bit of useless information. Friend had LB with a dull bore, couldn't get it to shine no matter what he did.

    One day on the shooting range with unlimited ammo, he and some others put...
  25. LE rifles are inaccurate because of rear locking....

    LE rifles are inaccurate because of rear locking.
    More than any other rear locking rifles.

    LE rifles aren't as strong as other military rifles because or rear locking.
    Although the other...
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