View Full Version : How much eye relief for an Enfield.

Northern Sod Breaker
November 10, 2005, 07:57 PM
I'm going to get me a scope for my Enfiled, I have some other things to buy first (mags, stripper clips, etc.) Anyway I'm wondering how much eye releif is reccomended. Now I'm looking at the BSA 2.5X20
[URL="http://tinyurl.com/8y3wt"[/URL] The reason for this i because I'm thinking the shorter scope design would still allow me to use stripper clip. However that also depends on the mount too.

November 11, 2005, 01:31 AM
Have you thought about simply using a scout scope with a base that attaches where the front sight base is? This way you could use a stripper clip and when you ever decide to change back to irom sights, simply remove and put the sight back on. I have done this on several and use a pistol scope that is a 2.5x7x32mm scope. I like the Simmons models, but there are lotws of others that will do just as good.

November 11, 2005, 05:02 AM
Actually we need to know WHICH Enfield you have, No. 1 or No. 4? The rear sight can be replaced with a scout mount on a No. 1 (and No. 2) as it is on the barrel, but a No. 4's rear sight is on the receiver so to mount a scout scope you have to buy an XO Sight barrel mount from Brownells.

No, if you mount any size scope on a No. 4 using the rear sight mount you will not be able to use stripper clips.

Northern Sod Breaker
November 11, 2005, 11:18 AM
sorry I forgot to specify. it's a No. 4