|That’s a good video on headspace Pete...I’ll certainly be trying his primer method to check the headspace in my rifle.|
I won’t be using surplus ammo in my rifle...it’s too corrosive. I bought 100 rounds of Prvi Partizan (PPU) loaded with the 174gr FMJ plus I bought another 100 PPU unprimed cases, and it is these 200 I will be using to reload.
I've enjoyed working up loads for my old girl as any rifle I've ever owned ,
Bought her for $350.00 at a gun-show about 5-yrs ago from an old gentleman that was passing his guns on as he had no one in his family that was into guns. I was looking for a short barreled brush rifle . He told me he used too shoot target matches with it ,the reason numbers don't match, he built it up like Johnny Cash's song ONE PIECE AT A TIME,,,,,. Never would have guessed she would shoot so accurately .
Vince as for the scope mount,,,if you ever go that way,,,,You want to try this mount...
Addley Precision's No. 5 .303 British Lee-Enfield Picatinny Scope Mount
Addley Precision mounts are precision machined from solid billet 6061 t6 aluminum and black anodized for durability.
This robust design comes with a full 5" upper Picatinny milspec rail that allows for more hardware options and features a cutout that allows the full use of the original peep sight.
It's better that some of the other top mount screw on types. they have a history with me they work loose or break from the jarring ... of course I use a Weaver side mount, since my numbers don't match ,it didn't matter that I drilled holes in side of receiver .
don't let anyone talk you into cutting on your No5 , Most people would give their left n_t for one,