Is the Lee Enfield the best bolt action ever made?

Any reason why the germans didn't copy this for WW2?

Being able to keep sight while you are loading/ejecting the next round seems like a really good feature.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No. The Mauser 96/98/03 Springfield are all tied for 1st. MUH TEN ROUNDS!!!!!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ten rounds and the fastest action out of all the competition, mind. Who cares if the fricking .303 is a bit weaker than 7.92, it's an infantryman's rifle. Only thing better is a self-loader.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The SMLE is probably tied with the US M1903 for rifle most fiddled-with post-adoption. The Brits tried to make it better for 10 years and had basically decided to abandon it in favor of a Mauser copy but war were declared and you go to war with the army you have, not the army you wish you had.

      >are all tied for 1st
      The Mauser 98 is stronger and safer action than the M96 or the US M1903. The Mauser 1910 action is slightly better still, but the M98 was already so dominant that basically no-one bought it. During WW1 the Mauser company designed an even better action, but by 1918 everybody with business sense could see self-loaders were the way of the future and expensive new bolt-action designs were a non-starter in a market awash with already-good surplus designs.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Arisakas are even more beefed up than the 98. The tests Hatcher did on them is insane.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Rim lock, can't handle dirt

      Nope, the M1903A3 made in Sept 1944 that I own is the best bolt action ever made.

      https://i.imgur.com/GuSXCPU.jpeg

      The SMLE is probably tied with the US M1903 for rifle most fiddled-with post-adoption. The Brits tried to make it better for 10 years and had basically decided to abandon it in favor of a Mauser copy but war were declared and you go to war with the army you have, not the army you wish you had.

      >are all tied for 1st
      The Mauser 98 is stronger and safer action than the M96 or the US M1903. The Mauser 1910 action is slightly better still, but the M98 was already so dominant that basically no-one bought it. During WW1 the Mauser company designed an even better action, but by 1918 everybody with business sense could see self-loaders were the way of the future and expensive new bolt-action designs were a non-starter in a market awash with already-good surplus designs.

      moronic boomer brains

      It's almost as if, in the case of the 'Marget Garden' (kek) at least, the individual in question knew nothing of the actual topic and used the wikipedia article (and rampant samegayging) to try to annoy people enough to get them to answer.
      I'm not saying this thread is by the same author.
      Could be bots. Could be vatniks. Could be a lonely, friendless, fart sniffing wikipedia editor.
      Who knows.

      There are currently 49 Ukraine threads up on the board please frick off back to one of them

      Finnish mosin M39
      Anything else is cope.

      This is absolutely correct

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Such hot takes! And at everyone!
        Here. Have a (you). *pats head*

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Reddit-speak, please go back

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Reddit-speak
            I wouldn't know. Never been there. But you would know, right, anon?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >moronic boomer brains
        I'm 21. I got it for like 300 bucks at a rural auction. It's in mint condition. I love it so much.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          it’s just a shitty mauser
          I get it if you’re an American I’d want one too I was but otherwise it’s nothing special

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It was the first gun I ever bought when I turned 18. I like my M1903A3, and no one can ever tell me that it's bad.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >I'm 21
          I didn't say you're a boomer, i said you're a boomer brain. I see now you're just moronic

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Why, because I like to collect antique rifles that you can easily find in the rural midwest?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Not that anon.
              This guys clearly a troll. He's trying to get a rise out of anyone he can. Just ignore him. Leave the angry homosexual to seethe.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's bolt design is overly complicated and prone to excessive wear. Their headspace on all of them has completely gone to shit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That’s fuddlore from moronic bubba gunsmithing using the wrong headspace gauges

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's not. I've heard that too, but I have the correct gauges, and every single one that I've tested has closed on the field gauge

        https://www.tectal.at/en/rifle/lee-enfield.303-british/25/headspace-gauge-set.303-british/lee-enfield

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Doubtful.
          Other .303 headspace gauges masquerading as “no go” or “field” that use 0.067”, 0.068” or 0.071”, including SAAMI are wrong
          And if you understand the testing methodology manual, you’ll understand why so many people chucking these incorrect short gauges in there leads to Fudd-lore about Lee-Enfields being systemically over headspace.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous
          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/crcMcoH.jpeg

            >0.074"
            I know. the Tectal gauges I have are the correct spec. I've personally never seen an Enfield that *didn't* close on the Field.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Fair enough

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Another thread with a picture taken directly from the wikipedia article.
    This happens a lot on certain threads, doesn't it?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It happens in tons of threads because the wiki pictures are highly ranked in google search results.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Last time I saw it, it was the (incorrectly spelled) 'Marget Garden' thread.
        Going down the wiki all the talking points the 'definitely not samegayging' OP made, in fake conversations with himself, were the points from the article. In order.
        I wonder if this thread will be the same.
        Weird, huh?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Weird, huh?
          Not really, human beings are really fricking good at inventing explanations for patterns that they only think exist.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It's almost as if, in the case of the 'Marget Garden' (kek) at least, the individual in question knew nothing of the actual topic and used the wikipedia article (and rampant samegayging) to try to annoy people enough to get them to answer.
            I'm not saying this thread is by the same author.
            Could be bots. Could be vatniks. Could be a lonely, friendless, fart sniffing wikipedia editor.
            Who knows.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Kek what brought you to this thread? Do you have an alert set for when someone mentions the Lee Enfield, like you do for when they mention GB?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Do you have an alert set for when someone mentions the Lee Enfield, like you do for when they mention GB?
                No. When I see a new thread, and I think it might be interesting, I go in. If it is interesting, and something I know about, I'll comment.
                Do you mean Great Britain when you say GB?
                Also, you can set alerts?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Finnish mosin M39
    Anything else is cope.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      and thats why I have one. funny anecdote but its sights were designed by one of my relatives

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >doesn't share funny anectdote
        Then why even bother mentioning it? Dickhead

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          sorry I used the wrong word. thats all there is to it. Harry was the chief of the civil guard arms development department and designed the improved sights that would be on the M/28-30 and later in Army's M/39. Mans been dead so long now that nobody alive knows much more than that

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >assembled using recycled Russian, French, and American-made parts because you can't make your own receivers
      Literal cope rifle. Picture unrelated.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nope, the M1903A3 made in Sept 1944 that I own is the best bolt action ever made.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have 11 of them and no

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Lee Enfield is the only bolt action rifle that can fire just as fast as a semi-auto rifle.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >just as fast

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That’s what a vickers or Bren gun is for

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The biggest reason is production. Lee Enfield copy would require new machinery and training and such whereas the Kar98k utilized existing facilities.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Even the bongs themselves went with a mauser copy for the replacement.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They didn’t replace it until the end of WW2

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