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Thread: .303 Lee Enfield accuracy article.

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    Boolit Mold clicboumboum's Avatar
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    Thanks for your answers

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    Excellent article! Thanks!
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    Boolit Master
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    When checking the wood fit on my 1942 Long Branch a few items were noted. Had the forend on and nothing was even remotely making contact with the draws. The back end of the forestock where it touches the front
    of the butt socket us not in complete contact.And since the forestock has shown some minor cracking that too will have to be bedded as well. everything along side the action body and the Nocks form will be getting some bedding as well. Many yraes back I had a #5 jungle carbine that was so loose that you could grip the butt stock and forestock and litterally move then in different directions at the same time. Had an almost full Acraglass Gel kit in that one. None of the commercially manufactured ammo here in the U.S. shot well in the jungle carbine. Only remington's 180 grain loading shot acceptable. Greek HXP' South African and the PPU do tend to shoot better than the U.S. stuff. What would be a perfect marriage in heaven would to know the interior dimensions and the exact od of the bullets regardless of the barrels interior dimensions.But that ain't gonna happen except the cast bullet shooters because they are literally fitting their bullets to the barrells interior dimensions.Frank

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    When bedding the "right arm of the free world", dont forget to bed the trigger guard and ensure the "king bushing" has no play, side to side and up and down. I have had more success with center bedding the barrel or free float. Flat base j-thingys fly best in 303.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leebuilder View Post
    When bedding the "right arm of the free world" Flat base j-thingys fly best in 303.
    I thought the Right Arm of the Free World was the FAL - adopted by 93 countries. Just saying.

    I have also fund that flat base jacketed bullets produce the best accuracy in the Lee Enfield. I have had excellent results with bulk Remington 180 grain RN bullets.
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    Another plus 1 for the .303 and LE with cast boolits and handloads.

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    One of these days I need to get some dies,brass, and boolits to try out my endfields. I would like to see how My long branch shoots after I lightened the trigger to approx 3 lbs, did a four day soak to remove all the copper out of the barrel, and acraglassed the shortened forend to float my barrel.

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