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    This is an excellent thread. Thank you all for sharing your experience.
    It has given me several pointer's to help me improve my target shooting in Military rifle competitions.
    I have found my self making many of the errors mentioned above. I know the rifles are ok and the ammunition reloads are as good as I've found yet with the powder's available.
    I moved to a softer powder and cured the flinch I had originally with the No4 Mk1/2 (having been misguided by the Gunshop selling the materials).

    Yesterday I shot the Trainer class in our departmental (county) competition using my No8 lee Enfield. Now our club has been closed since January for work, and re-opened for the competition. So all the "home" club member's have had no practice.
    Anyway I shot a 94/100 prone and 86/100 standing. I was quite pleased despite it being off my best score; not having used this rifle since before Christmas. But did find myself not taking a pause to get the aim spot on with a few shot's.

    It's got to the point where I need some proper coaching to pinpoint the faults and then work on them. Unfortunately that is not available in our club as it's not very competition orientated.

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    No4Mk1T: Ah aperture sights. I had heard the name plenty of times but did not want to confuse anyone by blurting it out in case I were completely wrong haha. It seems the glass in the foresight for me is a little scratched and opaque so I can only really see through the little hole. Is this how it is meant to be or should the whole ring be clear? Oh and I have thought about an exercise like that to fix my flinching. Funnily enough a Rem 700 I have had a slightly short firing pin and used to fire maybe 2/3 times at complete random, and out in the bush shooting 200+ yards off a bike it played hell on my nerves but for a while I had the flinch down and out but after slacking off its come back. But, I will try an exercise like that one perhaps with unprimed shells with a seated bullet and no powder, so they look fine but don't go off, unless excessive dry firing can harm an Enfield. Thanks for the help so far and lets see what happens now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nijalninja View Post
    No4Mk1T: Ah aperture sights. I had heard the name plenty of times but did not want to confuse anyone by blurting it out in case I were completely wrong haha. It seems the glass in the foresight for me is a little scratched and opaque so I can only really see through the little hole. Is this how it is meant to be or should the whole ring be clear? Oh and I have thought about an exercise like that to fix my flinching. Funnily enough a Rem 700 I have had a slightly short firing pin and used to fire maybe 2/3 times at complete random, and out in the bush shooting 200+ yards off a bike it played hell on my nerves but for a while I had the flinch down and out but after slacking off its come back. But, I will try an exercise like that one perhaps with unprimed shells with a seated bullet and no powder, so they look fine but don't go off, unless excessive dry firing can harm an Enfield. Thanks for the help so far and lets see what happens now.
    The front sight should have a makers name on it. The clear plastic insert should be available as a replacement part if the sight is still in production. That's what I would try first. If a replacement cannot be obtained, then remove the insert from the sight and hand polish with a product made for that purpose. Here in the US, I have used a polish called "Blue Magic" that works great for removing light scratches from plastic items like DVD's, watch crystals, and the clear lens over the speedometer in the car. Not sure if it's available in Oz, but Amazon has it if you cannot find a comparable product.
    https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Magic-30...rds=blue+magic


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