Advice on buying my first rifle

napier

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I have recently joined a local gun club and am applying for my FAC. I want a cheap military bolt action rifle and have been looking at Lee Enfields in .303" or 7.62mm. I have been on the internet to look at what's for sale, but haven't seen a great deal. What is the best combination in terms of availability, reliability, parts, ammunition and low cost? Where is the best source of listings? Does anyone have a cheap rifle that they want to get rid of?

Thanks
 

TRAZTAZ

War Hero
Military shooting is not my thing , but ammunition is somthing I allways concider when buying a new rifle , 303, mmmmmmmmm going to be expensive me thinks compared to 7.62 which is a mil round still comercially available. I would base my buy on this.
 

ugly

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Napier .303 is plentyful and with Privi and FNM producing you will always have lots, I can let you have some if you need. PM 4T as he may be able to help with a nice rifle, I'd recommend a No4 as it was the peak of efficiency and no nonsense in British service rifles!
 

ugly

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Several but it all depends on what you are interested in, I'm in the HBSA at Lambeth! Shoots once a month as a minimum at Bisley as well as other places! Regular monthly meetings, good vfm for £40 per year!
 

napier

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Ug,
Thanks very much. 4T has already PMd me!
Napier
 

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