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Synthetic or wood?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Westley, Dec 22, 2008.

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  1. Westley

    Westley Member

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    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?
     
  2. dirtyjim

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    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.
     
  3. jpwilly

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    WOOD!
     
  4. dstark

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    I think with a gun like that I'd stick with the wood.
     
  5. Westley

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    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.
     
  6. ArmedBear

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    A light Enfield for backpacking?

    That's funny.
     
  7. seeker_two

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    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*....
     
  8. interlock

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    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?
     
  9. Mike2

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    Wood wood wood.............plastic..................I don't think so. IMHO
     
  10. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Easiest question ever! Wood. :)
     
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