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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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.
December 23, 2008, 11:47 PM
December 24, 2008, 12:12 AM
I think with a gun like that I'd stick with the wood.
December 25, 2008, 04:35 AM
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.
December 25, 2008, 08:41 AM
A light Enfield for backpacking?
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*....
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?