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    Posted: June 16 2019 at 6:21am
I have several Addley Precision mounts and love them, but they sit high enough you need a cheek piece to shoot comfortably. That being said, several members have S and K mounts. My question is, if I mount one on a No5, and use low rings, would my eye line up comfortably without a cheek piece? Thanks!
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I had a smithless mount on my no5 with midium rings to clear the bolt handle, it worked pretty good, a half inch rise on the butt comb would have made it perfect.
But be aware, make sure you use a scope with lots of eye relief, as the no5 has plenty of kick.
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Good advice! I suspect most Lee Enfield owners at one time have put a scope on a rifle with no cheek piece... and have an eyebrow scar to prove it!
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I was taught to not "stock climb" so I wouldn't have to break the weld when cycling the bolt. Because of that I've never gotten whacked by the scope!
Its a doubly useful technique!
Try this:
FULLY open the bolt & then mount the rifle while still holding the bolt handle in the open position. If you hit anything you're stock climbing!
Ouch
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I'll have to try that just to see it I do. I shoot my No5 without a scope. Weird thing for me when I shoot an Enfield with factory sites. With the battle site, I am consistently low at 100 yds. I do have a fairly big melon and suspect my aim point because of where my cheek welds to the stock causes this. Anybody else have this?
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I got the S&K with the S&K style rings, not the Weaver Rail because its as low as you can possibly mount a scope with a big(ish) eyepiece & not bash your thumb knuckle when cycling the bolt. The practical limit is the front bell & rear bells because you have almost no clearance if you go any lower. The bottom of my turret saddle is a dollar bill clearance to the rail! If a handguard were fitted I'd have about the same there as well.

You'd have to use a chin weld if you didn't rise the comb a little.

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On the Swedish Mauser sniper rifles there was no riser available, pictures I`ve seen of the shooters, they used a sort of chin and thumb support weld while shooting.
I haven`t tried this yet??, but I find using a low cheek to chin weld is working pretty good so far.
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Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

I was taught to not "stock climb" so I wouldn't have to break the weld when cycling the bolt. Because of that I've never gotten whacked by the scope!
Its a doubly useful technique!
Try this:
FULLY open the bolt & then mount the rifle while still holding the bolt handle in the open position. If you hit anything you're stock climbing!
Ouch

Interesting how differently I was taught.  For speedy rapid fire, yes, this would be an advantage as you don’t have to move your head off the stock.  

A “turkey neck” was how I was taught to shoot in prone, extend your head as far forward as possible, rest your cheekbone on your right thumb that wraps around the stock.  Right eye about one inch from the aperture sight.  This works very effectively for the PH 5c rear sight and you can dial it down to a small diameter and still have a good field of view and good sight picture.  I’ve never been hit with the sight in the eye.  That’s also how my Dad taught me.  




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