Synthetic or wood?


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Westley
December 22, 2008, 09:41 PM
I'm buying a 3.03 Enfield, but I don't know whether to get the lighter synthetic model or the big wooden one. I think I want the light one for backpacking purposes, but the recoil on that thing is sure to be excessive, to say the least. Would the original wooden one ( I think it saw battle,) be a better buy, despite the extra weight I'd be toting around?

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dirtyjim
December 23, 2008, 08:30 PM
ati is the only company i know of that makes a synthetic stock for an enfield & its a $45 p.o.s. i'd my the one with original military wood & then buy the ati stock if you just had to have one.

jpwilly
December 23, 2008, 11:47 PM
WOOD!

dstark
December 24, 2008, 12:12 AM
I think with a gun like that I'd stick with the wood.

Westley
December 25, 2008, 04:35 AM
Thanks.

I was probably going to get the wood anyway but you put me over the top.

It's a first edition Enfield, and I've heard they're supposed to be really well made, and it's the same price, and it's really not that much heavier. Compared to a Mosin Nagant it's so light.

ArmedBear
December 25, 2008, 08:41 AM
A light Enfield for backpacking?

That's funny.

seeker_two
December 25, 2008, 09:09 PM
Trust me....you don't want a lightweight Enfield when you're shooting regular .303Brit loads....all that wood helps a lot....and so does a good slip-on rubber recoil pad...in fact, I'm looking to put more weight on my sporterized #1Mk3*....

interlock
December 26, 2008, 09:14 AM
i think a 7 x 57 mauser in a plastic stock would be a better bet. especially if you ran it on some lighter comercial ammo in the 120 gr wieght bracket. recoil would be ok. nice and light, a great action as well. if it had to be a .303 enfield, how about one of the Jungle carbines?

Mike2
December 26, 2008, 09:53 AM
Wood wood wood.............plastic..................I don't think so. IMHO

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
December 26, 2008, 11:07 AM
Easiest question ever! Wood. :)

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