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Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 range repot

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Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 range repot

#1 Post by Cplcurley » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:21 pm

Hi lads

i took my lee Enfield no1 mk3 to the range yesterday with 5 different factory loads of ammo.

All 5 shot groups @ 50yards.
Sights set to 200 yards.

1. Hornandy
2. Remington
3. PPU
4. FNM
5. S&B

S&B shot so well I forget to save a round for the group photo :D
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#2 Post by Tommy Atkins » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:34 pm

If you reload go with the PPU!
Never mind the price, its good brass.

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#3 Post by Cplcurley » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:38 pm

S&B clear winner
Hornandy flyer my mistake
Remington and FNM very similar
PPU excellent in an old no4 mk1 I had but this no1 mk3 doesn't like it.
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#4 Post by Cplcurley » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:43 pm

Rifle and results :D
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#5 Post by steamer » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:28 pm

Nice range report - thanks for posting. Great looking LE rifle too. Amazing how much better the S&B performed.

Most of my .303 ammo is British and Greek surplus with a small amount of S&B - I think I'll try a similar shoot-off next time I get to the range.

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#6 Post by vandle » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:00 am

I have used S&B in the past in my No.4 and No.1 and found them a little hot and had problems with extraction but accurate.

PPU extracted well but not quite as accurate but good enough for hunting/plinking.
The brass I found is best for reloading.

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#7 Post by boltactionbill » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:49 pm

I'll jump in as third in line for the PPU brass. Excellent initial quality and holds up very well even with somewhat hotter loads. I can't even remember the last time I used factory loaded 303's!

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#8 Post by Arminius » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:51 pm

S & B is owned by Magtech now?

Quality never was bad, but seems to be really good now.

Their 9 mm "clean" ammo ( "Nontox" ) is REALLY clean burning, cases inside are CLEAN, and guns need far less than usual cleaning in the breech area.

Also shoots accurately. ( 9 mm Parabellum, 95 grs JSP TC !! )( its quite hot, I carry that ammo )

FNM is Portuguese, I presume?

One should buy their ammo to keep them alive, they make lots of oddball ammo, like, e. g. 7,92 x 33 for the STG 44 …

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#9 Post by Tommy Atkins » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:49 pm

Oh the early S&B was legendary for how bad it was, more so for reloaders!
If its really improved that much I'll give it a spin.
Not sure how well I'll shewt with crossed fingers though!
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#10 Post by Alan De Enfield » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:30 am

Tommy Atkins wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:49 pm
Oh the early S&B was legendary for how bad it was, more so for reloaders!
If its really improved that much I'll give it a spin.
Not sure how well I'll shewt with crossed fingers though!
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I never had any problems with shooting it the '1st time' - it was the second shot that split the cases.

Has that improved ?
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#11 Post by Tommy Atkins » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:09 am

How about primer pockets that actually take primers too.

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#12 Post by Alan De Enfield » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:29 pm

Tommy Atkins wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:09 am
How about primer pockets that actually take primers too.
You are just Soooooooo Demanding !!!!
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#13 Post by Cplcurley » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:49 pm

PPU 50 yard grouping in my old no4 mk1.
2 groove savage build

Stringing is just me but it was an accurate gun didn't bed or change anything.

Sadly I no longer own this rifle.
Worse living in Ireland reloading isn't an option. You can reload but there is only 1 location in the country you can do this and its for ftr shooters only. Factory is all we can do for these older classic guns.
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#14 Post by Cplcurley » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:53 pm

Not giving up on PPU yet, worried about bedding no1 mk3 I'll just buy S&B from here on in 😀

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#15 Post by boltactionbill » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:27 pm

I remember the old S&B brass was more like foil in thickness. Definitely single use and toss. They made Remington and Winchester brass seem high quality. If that has improved good. Maybe I'll try some once the PPU and Hornady brass I'm using now wears out in a few years.

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