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    Posted: 03 September 2012 at 11:04pm
Hi Guys, I'm fairly new to Enfield Rifles. I have a sporterised Longbranch no4mkI in 303/25 which I shoot 100gr prohunters and 87 gr Varmint projectiles for Goats, Bunnies, Pigs and hopefully a deer. The 303/25 is a moa rifle when I do my part. I also have a sporterised no4mkI* 303 that I have just accurized and added a new stock. I am now ready to start reloading to see if I can get it shooting even better. My third 303 is a sporterised 1896 BSA & M co LE I. The 1896 has a short barrel not the long tom, maybe off a SMLE? I'm not sure but the barrel is bright and shiny with heaps of rifleing. It has a NZ C14 on the butt plate. I enjoy reloading and plan to pick members brains for any tips that may help my accuracy.
When I am not hunting I am an avid fly fisher and fly tier for New Zealand Brown and Rainbow Trout.
 
I look forward to catching up with you.
 
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Welcome Land Rover to the forum, We have excellent trout fishing here as well just a few hours from my home. I wonder if our Brown and Rainbow here are the same spiecies?
 
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Welcome to the forum Landrover. hey you could post some pics of these rifles, they sound interesting!
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Welcome the the forum.  Are you south or north island? New Zealand is a beautiful place; my wife and I spent a month visiting the South Island for our honeymoon. We even got to Stewart island for a few days.


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Welcome aboard, fellow New Zealander!  (OK, I'm a naturalized Kiwi but hey, I'm a Kiwi just the same!)

I have a 303-25 and a great calibre it is.  Mine is a Sportco built on a Lithgow action.  It seemed pretty accurate when last I grouped it at 185yds - sub MOA.  The 25-303 is an equal match to the 243 although the 243 will have a little better long range performance due to the higher sectional density of equal weight bullets.

I also have an 1896 BSA&Co with a carbine barrel.  Mine has passed its 'use by date' as the locking lug recesses are flaking the case hardening.  I only use low pressure loads in it but intend to de-activate it as a 303 soon and convert it to a 22 hornet.

I changed the bolt - it has the original bolt safety.

P.S. He's a South Islander.  See the scenery? And trout fishing is a give away too.  We do have it on the North Island but Land-Rover, trout fishing and hunting in one package?  That's South Island - am I right?
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Originally posted by Zed Zed wrote:

Welcome the the forum.  Are you south or north island? New Zealand is a beautiful place; my wife and I spent a month visiting the South Island for our honeymoon. We even got to Stewart island for a few days.


Hey Zed, Top of the South Island, Marlborough. I would like to get to Stewart Island to shoot White Tail Deer.
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Originally posted by 303Guy 303Guy wrote:

Welcome aboard, fellow New Zealander!  (OK, I'm a naturalized Kiwi but hey, I'm a Kiwi just the same!)

I have a 303-25 and a great calibre it is.  Mine is a Sportco built on a Lithgow action.  It seemed pretty accurate when last I grouped it at 185yds - sub MOA.  The 25-303 is an equal match to the 243 although the 243 will have a little better long range performance due to the higher sectional density of equal weight bullets.

I also have an 1896 BSA&Co with a carbine barrel.  Mine has passed its 'use by date' as the locking lug recesses are flaking the case hardening.  I only use low pressure loads in it but intend to de-activate it as a 303 soon and convert it to a 22 hornet.

I changed the bolt - it has the original bolt safety.

P.S. He's a South Islander.  See the scenery? And trout fishing is a give away too.  We do have it on the North Island but Land-Rover, trout fishing and hunting in one package?  That's South Island - am I right?
 
Yep, You got me. Blenheim is my home town. I have a 1896 aswell and I think it also has a Carbine barrel (quite short) would these have been converted as a cadet rifle?. Mine has a mint barrel so I think I can shoot it, I will get it shecked first. I will post pics of my rifles in the weekend when I get some spare time.
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Originally posted by Cookie Monster Cookie Monster wrote:

Welcome Land Rover to the forum, We have excellent trout fishing here as well just a few hours from my home. I wonder if our Brown and Rainbow here are the same spiecies?
 
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Our Rainbows were introduced from California USA in the late 1800's and our Brown trout came from Tasmania Australia via Britain. I have great trout fishind a few minutes from my home Smile
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welcome , nice rifle and great taste in fishin
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Originally posted by A square 10 A square 10 wrote:

welcome , nice rifle and great taste in fishin
 
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Hey it worked, sweet now I can add pics of my enfields.
By the way that is a brown trout I caught on a size 14 Nymph a few years back.
 
Thats me with my nicest Brown trout. (Ten years ago)
 
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You can see the trout trying to break me off under that big boulder. (he never succeeded)
 
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I would love to fish that !!!  thats an awesome Looking stream !  if nothing else , just sit back in the water with a 12 pack and enjoy !!!!

We dont have any streams down here in South Louisiana that clear !!!
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  Strewth, we're in trouble now. We will be swamped with photo's.Thumbs Up





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[QUOTE=muffett.2008]  Strewth, we're in trouble now. We will be swamped with photo's.Thumbs Up

 Any more pics like that you'll be swamped with BRITS!!! Smile
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Originally posted by White Rhino White Rhino wrote:

I would love to fish that !!!  thats an awesome Looking stream !  if nothing else , just sit back in the water with a 12 pack and enjoy !!!!

We dont have any streams down here in South Louisiana that clear !!!




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