Just bought one of these rifles from a local gunshop. Condition is about 95% with a perfect bore. Five lands and grooves, left hand twist, and appears to be about a 1 in 10 twist. With some careful measurement of a slug driven into the bore, I was able to come up with a .313 groove diameter. (I rotate the slug between the the micrometer contact surfaces and loosen the thimble until resistance to rotation just disappears). Past experience with odd numbered lands and grooves suggests that , while not perfect, this method will give a useable reading for bore diameter. Also, pushing the slug completely thru the bore suggests that this particular bore is quite uniform. No tight or loose spots.
It has a fold up/down target type rear sight with a small wheel in the peep that changes the peep aperature's size. It has windage and elevation knobs. It does not have a peep "battle sight".
I have some Winchester brass and RCBS dies. Because of the "stretchiness" of these actions, I want to shoot cast bullets. (I have all of the hunting rifles that I need). Just want a fun gun to plink with.
Anyway, has anyone had experience with getting decent (1-2") accuracy at 100 yards with this type of rifle? What loads, boolits, powder are best in the .303 British? I did notice the Sticky on this cartridge.....however, just want to see what others have come up with.