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Posted: 9/27/2003 7:24:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2003 3:43:38 PM EDT by newbushmaster]
Went to a local(Paulding County) gun show with the intension of getting some ammo. I walked out the door with a Mini30 w/9x30, Enfield in .308, 3,500rnds of 7.62x39 and 2 15rnd Sig mags for the 226.

I never thought about buying an Enfield until I seen it laying there. Marked 7.62mm2A1 R.F.I. 1967. SN R6891. BBL length around 16", appears to be a carbine/tanker/officer model. Condition is 98%-99%, being fired minimally. $175.

I know nothing of the Enfield line. I usually do not buy anything at the spur of the moment, but damn it looks good.

So what can you tell me about it, did I do good? Who was the manufacturer? Bayonet, which on to get?...etc.

Makes me want to get another one, or two.
Link Posted: 9/27/2003 8:07:39 PM EDT
The Ishapore 7.62 Enfield has been chopped, They were all made as long rifles and the importers shortened and refinished some to make them more appealing to buyers; $ 175 is ok for one though. They have chrome bores which is very good and the mags hold 12 rds? , a shortened one would be a handy rifle.
Link Posted: 9/27/2003 9:09:14 PM EDT

Mags do hold 12. Get a recoil pad or wear something thick, the gun will kick bad. My full size model is the worst kicking gun I own, worse than my 8mm Mauser carbine or my Mosin Nagants. They are rugged and reasonably accurate and make a great deer gun IMHO.
Link Posted: 9/28/2003 5:15:17 AM EDT
The Enfield has one of the shortest and quickest actions of any of the Bolt Action Battle Rifles. It was so fast that a well trained unit could put down area fire that seemed to those facing it as though it were coming from a machine gun.
Link Posted: 9/28/2003 7:53:50 AM EDT
Roger that Sig_230. The action of my Enfields is wonderful. The action on my Mosins is crap.
Link Posted: 9/28/2003 4:33:29 PM EDT
I found this. Almost describes it to a T. All except for the front site. Wich is non-adjustable, bbl mounted, w/frame mounted goal post like site protector. Sorry for lack of a better term.

Link Posted: 9/28/2003 4:53:27 PM EDT
Few years back I finally had a herniated disc removed. Had been a bitch for years. Year or so later I picked up a shortened Enfield .308. Really nice gun. Took it out, fired it once, damn near put me back in the hospital. Sold it two days later. They are not for back surgery patients or children.

Link Posted: 10/6/2003 5:50:18 AM EDT
I have two Ishapore 2A1's. They seem to have problems chambering commercial .308 cases, but if you stick to 7.62 brass you shouldn't have a problem. This seems like a great gun to cut down into something more manageable and comfortable.

Regarding kick, neither of them kick anywhere near as bad as my M-44 in 7.62x54. That little puppy has only been to the range once, and that was plenty.
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 3:42:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2003 3:46:02 PM EDT by newbushmaster]
Well, took it to the range Sat. Planned on shooting 40rnds from 25yrds, 50yrds, and 100yrds each. Didn't make it that far.

On the 18th rnd, the front 7" of the rifle fell off. The recoil loosened the glue on the dowel pin and the front site protector, bayo lug etc.. fell on the bench.

So, once I put it back together this weekend Ill let you know how it groups. Recoil wasn't bad at all. No where near that of my old Win. 94 in 30-30.

It had no problems feeding some old surplus ball, but had to yank rather hard on a few to eject. All in all, not much to report.
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 3:52:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By newbushmaster:
Recoil wasn't bad at all. No where near that of my old Win. 94 in 30-30.

I agree, those 94s kick like there is a whole lot more than a .30-30wcf going off in there.
Link Posted: 10/6/2003 4:24:38 PM EDT
I dont get it, so many of you big wussies out there brag of shooting .50 BMG rifles standing (and I have seen some of you do it repeatedly) yet you cannot handle the recoil of a .308? A .50 would massacre me, so I fear that if you can handle the .50 but not the .308 an Enfield it out of my league. Heck, I prefer a SIG P226 over an M4gery any day.
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