Originally Posted by mrmax
The Enfield is so over rated its disgusting. I live in NZ and they have service rifle shoots here and one is the mad minute with the SMLE's /#4's . I've yet to see a relay where some one didn't have a jam in there ENFIELD it really gets to be a joke as to what tool you take to the line to jam into the mag to dislodge the stuck ammo in the magazine. My choice a I've won the Knob Creek military bolt action match several times is the O3-A3 , very accurate dependable feeding , VERY accurate and field serviceable. Remember Enfields were accepted with a 3 in group at 100 yds using 4 out of 5 shots !!!
This is operator error.
As you knpw the .303 is a rimmed cartridge.
Load it into the mag wrong and a problem is not just likely but actually assured.
Load the mag correctly and you have what is rightly regarded as the best bolt action service rifle ever produced.
I have K98, M48, 1903, 1903A3, Arisaka T99, K31,No1, No.4 and No4MK1(T), M1 Garand, M-1 carbine and M1A .....
If I had to grab a bolt action to head out for the zombie apocalypse....it would be my Savage No.4....
And an M1 Garand was considered fit for issue if it could shoot into FOUR inches
at 100 yards.
So the Enfield requirements were actually a bit more stringent.