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Old April 2, 2006, 09:40 PM   #1
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Enfield .303 Scope

I was just wondering if anyone had any recommendations on a scope for an Enfield .303. I talked with a guy at the local sporting goods tore and he told me I should have to pay at least $200 for the scope because a gun like that will destroy ones that are not at least that quality. Does anyone have any experiences with scopes below the $100 price breaking and being of a poor quality on a gun of this caliber? Thanks for your comments.
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Old April 28, 2006, 08:09 AM   #2
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The problem with cheap scopes on an Enfield is that they could lose zero under the .303 recoil. I used a cheapo Simmons on one for a while and it just wasn't up to the task. It now sits on my Model 60 squirrel gun where it does just fine.
Make sure you do your homework on the mount as well. They can be a pain in the rear end to install.
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Old May 9, 2006, 04:33 PM   #3
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see pics

I have a no4 mkI enfield (see before and after pics) and it has a tasco pronghorn 4X32 (upgrading soon). I have had no problems with losing zero. Also I have a side mount (reciever needs to be drilled and tapped type) scope mount I got from brownells years ago, but ATI (same ones that made my stock) make a no gunsmithing mount.

The scope is great and can be picked up in different confingurations (3-9X40, etc.) for dirt cheap since they discountinued the line (check ebay for some new discontinued stock under 40 bucks).

before enfield no4 mkI owner before me roughly sporterized


After: nice sporter! reparked, new spring for bolt, new ATI stock (from brownells), barrel shortened to carbine length, fiber optic sight installed on front blade sight.
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Old May 9, 2006, 04:59 PM   #4
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Avoid the cheap-o "no-drill" scope mounts for a Lee-Enfield. I had one a few years ago. .303 recoil has little mercy on such a mount. A few dozen shots into a range session, the mount and scope popped off, striking me in the forehead and denting the rim of the objective lens.

I'm sure it was dented on my skull, not the ground.
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Old September 29, 2010, 07:55 PM   #5
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woundering if anyone knows where they can get scout scope mounts
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Old September 30, 2010, 11:02 AM   #6
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Wondering if anyone knows where they can get scout scope mounts
I recommend XS Sightsystems

Here are a few poorly done photos of a 7.62 2A1 that I'm scoutifying.


As you can see, it matches the contour of the receiver quite well and is mounted to the barrel using epoxy, or better a steel reinforced expoxy (SteelBed or JB Weld).

The only drawback I've found to it is that it's not a true to spec. Picatinny rail, the spacings are incorrect.

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Old September 30, 2010, 02:53 PM   #7
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what is the install like. what tools do you need in order to install. BTW i have the same glasses
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