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Enfield or Garand

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mainecoon, Mar 19, 2018.

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  1. boom boom
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    Probably because it has all of the virtues (except ease of bolt takedown) of a Mauser 98 with better sights and greater strength in .30-06. What's not to love.
     
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    Ditto the 1917 Enfield. They have gone up in price. I see them at $900. Seems just a couple of years ago they were $500.

    Everyone should have the experience of owning and shooting a Garand during their lifetime. So much a part of our history.
     
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    I tried to like a Garand, but never cared for it. Had a Danish Garand for a number of years, and just never warmed up to it, sold it last year with some ammo for $1000 to put towards a new motorcycle. I do prefer my Rem 03A3 all day long, Mod 1917, Canadian LongBranch #4 Enfield, STG 58 Fal, MAS 49/56. I'm know it's a good rifle, just never got the "WOW" from shooting it.
     
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    Guess I warmed up to it because I was issued one in the Mekong Delta....:eek:
     
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    I'll just leave this right here...





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    Welllllll, like the character Quigley put it " Never said I did not know how to use one, just don't prefer it" Gunny can shoot his all day long, that's what he prefers, I lean towards bolt actions. I like the fit and feel of them better, it's not about speed of firing for me-------------it's about enjoyment! I'll leave that right here also :), and agree to disagree.
     
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    Garand, from the CMP. Get one while you still can.
     
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    There is a trick using the Lee-Enfield bolt in rapid fire that is not used in the video and I was looking for it.

    FWIW "Sergeant Snoxall of the Small Arms Training School fired 38 Shots in one Minute in 1914, and at 300yds Range put every shot into the inner ring of the target, a record never surpassed" - Ian V. Hogg, The Encyclopedia of Weaponry

    Here is one take on the speeding working the bolt on a Lee Enfield. Other methods are similar to this and it is specific to the Lee-Enfield. If you are trying to fire rapidly, the No. 1 is a bit quicker to reacquire the target than the No. 4 with but with a decline in accuracy due to the open versus peep sights on the respective rifles.

    "Said technique involves holding the rifle with your off hand and bracing it against the shoulder. Then you’ll take the index finger and thumb of the other hand and use that to work the bolt. You pull the trigger with your middle finger. This will likely elict a WT_ response from most people, but I can assure you, it makes it FAST. At 25 yards standing, using this technique, I can fire, work the bolt, and be ready to fire again before I can get my sights back on target." Source: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/01/daniel-zimmerman/gun-review-lee-enfield-smle-mk-iii/

    The lighter recoil from the .303 also helps to speed recovery from firing versus the heavier recoil of the .30-06. That being said, Gunny appeared less familiar with working the 1903 than did the competitor with his No. 1 rifle.
     
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