Advice on buying my first rifle

Discussion in 'Shooting, Hunting and Fishing' started by napier, Feb 9, 2009.

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  1. napier

    napier LE Moderator Reviewer

    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?

  2. 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.
  3. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    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!
  4. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Can anyone recommend a London club?
  5. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    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!
  6. napier

    napier LE Moderator Reviewer

    Thanks very much. 4T has already PMd me!