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#6052503 - 11/27/15 08:07 AM Scope for an Enfield MK 3 .303 WWII rifle
thewats Offline
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Registered: 11/26/15
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Anyone have experience mounting a scope on a British Enfield MK 3 (or comparable) rifle? What are the pros and cons? Should I just sell this rifle and start with something more current?

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#6053283 - 11/27/15 04:38 PM Re: Scope for an Enfield MK 3 .303 WWII rifle [Re: thewats]
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It's so much easier to scope a modern rifle and you lose the historical experience of the Enfield by scoping it. I'd pass on the idea myself. It can certainly be done, but you end up with a beast that's neither fish or fowl.
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#6053341 - 11/27/15 05:18 PM Re: Scope for an Enfield MK 3 .303 WWII rifle [Re: thewats]
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S & K makes an excellent no drill scope mount for the Lee Enfield variants. Brownell sell them or go directly to the S&K Scope Mount website. Also, welcome to the board.

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#6053700 - 11/27/15 08:42 PM Re: Scope for an Enfield MK 3 .303 WWII rifle [Re: thewats]
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Enfield irons are pretty good. I'd just leave it alone.
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#6053909 - 11/27/15 10:49 PM Re: Scope for an Enfield MK 3 .303 WWII rifle [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
Enfield irons are pretty good. I'd just leave it alone.

As someone older, whose aren't what they used to be, that would not be a viable option.


Edited by nsmike (11/27/15 10:50 PM)
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#6053967 - 11/28/15 12:00 AM Re: Scope for an Enfield MK 3 .303 WWII rifle [Re: nsmike]
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Originally Posted By: nsmike
Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
Enfield irons are pretty good. I'd just leave it alone.

As someone older, whose aren't what they used to be, that would not be a viable option.


Then sell it and buy a Savage Axis that comes with a scope.
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#6054053 - 11/28/15 06:45 AM Re: Scope for an Enfield MK 3 .303 WWII rifle [Re: Barcelona Rick]
thewats Offline
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Registered: 11/26/15
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Loc: Denton County
Syncerus - that was my concern.
Tactical Cowboy - thanks for the intel on the iron sights.
Barcelona Rick - thanks...I'll check it out.

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#6080260 - 12/12/15 04:53 PM Re: Scope for an Enfield MK 3 .303 WWII rifle [Re: thewats]
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got a enfield Mark 3 as well, think i will leave as is . If you consider selling it let me know i may have someone interested.


Edited by LG (12/12/15 04:54 PM)
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