Best way to scope and Enfield .303?


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<SLV>
April 1, 2009, 11:40 AM
My dad has been hunting with the same .303 sporter for the last 20 years or so. About 10 years ago I had it completely refinished for him as a Christmas gift. Last hunting season he asked me if there was any way to put a scope on it. I don't think his eyes are as good as they used to be.

So, what is the best scope mount for a British .303?

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Limeyfellow
April 1, 2009, 11:53 AM
Which Lee Enfield is it? A no 1 or a no 4/5? They will have very different mounting options.

<SLV>
April 1, 2009, 11:59 AM
I've asked my mom to take some pictures and send them to me. How do I tell the difference?

alemonkey
April 1, 2009, 08:14 PM
A No. 1 has the rear sight on the barrel, while a No.4 has it on the rear of the receiver.

The ATI no-gunsmith mount works very well if you have a No. 4. It replaces the rear sight and clamps down to the charger bridge. I took a big fat doe last year with mine. It's a nice non-permanent way to scope your rifle.

351 WINCHESTER
April 2, 2009, 12:14 AM
I've had excellent results with sk steel mounts. It's rock solid for sure. Brownells has them for about $65. Money well spent.

Eb1
April 2, 2009, 12:17 AM
351 Winchester, is that for a No1 or No4? I guess I could just go check them out. huh?

<SLV>
April 2, 2009, 11:53 AM
I think it must be a No.1 because IIRC it has an adjustable rear leaf sight. Does this really narrow down the options?

Eb1
April 2, 2009, 12:07 PM
NO1 MKIII
http://www.surplusrifle.com/smle/index.asp

or


NO4 MKI
http://www.surplusrifle.com/no4/index.asp

<SLV>
April 2, 2009, 12:12 PM
After doing a little searching it looks like there are two choices: S&K ($100 with rings) and ATI ($30 weaver base, no rings).

The S&K is steel, but the ATI is alluminum. The S&K rings look slick and have windage adjustments, but for the price, I'd probably say I'd go with the ATI.

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