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    Greatest bolt action battle rifle in history

    Come on guys it has to be.....................Lee Enfield, or is it time to get my coat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil Boyd View Post
    Come on guys it has to be.....................Lee Enfield, or is it time to get my coat?
    DeLisle carbine!

    Case Closed

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    Anything .303. First, anything derived from one of the Lee patents. Second, the P-14 because of the rock solid Mauser system breech, and last but not least the Ross. The Ross has been maligned for years by some, perhaps it was built to too tight of tolerances for the mud of the trenches and along with out of spec Brit ammo that was the Achilles heel of the rifle. On the other hand it sure performed at Bisley, maybe not a battle rifle but surely it was a marksman's rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOOKED ON HISTORY View Post
    DeLisle carbine!



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    That's funny, I know where there is one. Great gun at short, very short range.
    Why use a 50 pound bomb when a 500 pound bomb will do?

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    DeLisle carbine! for the intended use by the Commando's heavy pill going sub-sonic guaranteed to spoil a sentries night and confuse others as to your location.

    Its clear that the thread is definitely on the side of the Lee lineage whilst there are many other contenders with fine attributes some that have seen battle the Lee offers the average foot soldier reliability in harsh conditions, good robust design that could take a fair amount of abuse, accurate enough for the average soldier to eliminate the enemy at a reasonable distance, good magazine capacity.
    History has proven the design one of the greatest in modern history in the fact that it is or was until recently still in active front line use by the Canadianicon Forrest Rangers (No.4's) and is still in use around the world in battles though on the wrong side of the line

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    The Canadianicon Rangers are formed with Indigenous people along with other residents to patrol the north under the direction of the department of national defense. Forest rangers would be conservation officers under the department of natural resources. Not much forest up in the barren lands.

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    Greatest bolt action battle rifle..... one paper I would vote for US Model 1917, Model 98 derived action, good peep sights, 30.06 rimless and just very robust. In the real world, the Enfield seems to be in front for good reasons. They have proven themselves for a long time in many places. A good condition No 4 and a can of good surplus ammo gave me an indication of why they deserve the title. Other honorable mention for two other rifles; Of all my military surplus bolt action rifles, I put the most rounds accurately on target with my Swedishicon M-38, and it is a beater. It also lost less accuracy and still functioned well when very hot and dirty, this was shooting a lot of ammo in the dusty dirty open desert. Another beater is a Finnishicon Mosin M-39, accurate and easy to get ammo for, but once it got hot and dirty it became a bit fussy. Both of these rifles have less than great sights. The No 4 Enfield or the SMLE are what I see if somebody says the words "bolt action battle rifle".

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.e moose View Post
    The Canadian Rangers are formed with Indigenous people along with other residents to patrol the north under the direction of the department of national defense. Forest rangers would be conservation officers under the department of natural resources. Not much forest up in the barren lands.
    Well to fair, isn’t Canadaicon just one big forest? ;-p

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    One big forest except for the prairies and once you get north of 60° you are lucky to find a bush, and Saskatchewan is one of the few places you can watch your dog run away for three days.
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