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    I still have a fondness for the Lee/Enfields. At one time a had 8 or 9 of them. The most accurate one I had was the SMLE4 with 2 lands, using Yukoslav ball ammo from 1982 iirc... My favorite ones where always the SMLE3's. The one problem they all had was a short frigging butt stock... Still loved em though...

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    Wow, great collections out there...

    Quote Originally Posted by IsaacRN View Post
    I actually put money down on my first handgun yesterday. I hope to receive it from the factory in two months or less.

    I picked up a Kimber Custom Stainless TLE II .45.

    Cant wait to get it in..
    Sweet, Congrats Isaac! I always love looking at the Kimbers at my local shop.....

    I have been having fun with the XD45, it's a great shooter...

    I wish ammo was cheaper and easier to find these days






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    Quote Originally Posted by IsaacRN View Post
    I actually put money down on my first handgun yesterday. I hope to receive it from the factory in two months or less.

    I picked up a Kimber Custom Stainless TLE II .45.

    Cant wait to get it in..
    Trust me it will be one of the best purchases you will ever make. I own 2 kimbers and the are both phenomenal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30Cal View Post
    This photo pretty much sums up my tastes:


    M1A Supermatch (my Match Mule. By far the most used. 2nd Barrel)
    M1 (Winchester) --CMP Service Grade
    M1D (Springfield) --CMP Lottery
    M1 (Springfield) --CMP Field Grade
    M1 (Springfield w/ Bastogne walnut stock) --CMP Select Grade
    M1 (Springfield) --CMP Service Grade
    M1 Carbine (Inland) --CMP Service Grade
    M1903A3 (Remington) --CMP Service Grade
    M1903 (Rock Island) --CMP Service Grade
    Excellent collection! I really like these and the British SMLE's. Finding examples are easy, finding examples that look as good as yours are a challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DwarvenChef View Post
    I still have a fondness for the Lee/Enfields. At one time a had 8 or 9 of them. The most accurate one I had was the SMLE4 with 2 lands, using Yukoslav ball ammo from 1982 iirc... My favorite ones where always the SMLE3's. The one problem they all had was a short frigging butt stock... Still loved em though...
    The SMLE does come in three but lengths. The rifle in the top of the photo is a sporterised No1 MK1 Boer war 303, It has sadly had the forend chopped,,rear sight has been modified, and long range sights removed. I had to put a recoil pad on it as the previous owner a late mate of my late father had shortened it. I suspect this was all done in the early 1930's. Dad reckon his mate Jim Hunt was the finest rifle shot he ever knew. I have shot Kangaroos with 1913 mk 1v ball ammo at over 300yds. This rifle still shoots beautifully, and the bore is nearly shot out !! I used to have a NO 3 full wood with all the fruit, and it held under 1/2 an inch of the bench at 50 yds, they are still available over here but are now starting to get harder to get a good one.

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    G'day heelerau;,
    The experience that I have had with the Enfield is the same as yours. They were accurate rifles. I believe the power of the .303 was slightly better than the 30-40 Krag but they were close. The .303 had a larger diameter bullet.

    You mentioned the Krag (Krag-Jørgensen) action. It was a smooth, very well built and a nicely finished rifle for a military weapon. The 30 Gov't was the first smokeless powered round adopted by us Yanks. Interestingly, the name 30-40 came from an old black powder designation... 30 caliber bullet on top of a 40 grain charge. It was a rimmed cartridge that was not necessarily the best for a magazine. Lots of deer killed with that round.
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    Yeah the build quality on the Krags, IMHO, was the pinnacle as far as military rifles goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IsaacRN View Post
    I actually put money down on my first handgun yesterday. I hope to receive it from the factory in two months or less.

    I picked up a Kimber Custom Stainless TLE II .45.

    Cant wait to get it in..
    I love my TLE


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    I don't see anyone talking about the M14 7.62mm Nato. I won several ribbons with that weapon. I understand they are not available for civilian puchase. Why? It seems if you can own a BAR or a Thompson you should be able to own an M14.

    We (USN) carried them as small arms on submarines until about 1980. They decided that our biggest threat would not be at sea but in friendly ports so a long range, high powered rifle would no longer be practical. They took the M14 away and gave us 12 ga riot guns with special shells full of little pointy things called fleshettes. They trained us to maximize effect against an advancing crowd by firing into the ground halfway between you and the front line of the mob. OUCH!

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    If I'm not mistaken you can buy an M-14. If it is with selector switch it requires the federal tax stamp and costs thousands of dollars. A lot of guys buy the AR-15 civilian target version. Nowhere near the cost of the former but expensive nonetheless.
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