Originally Posted by Jeff F
Don't stress on a head space gauge to much, especially if your rifle has a matching bolt. I have a few Enfields and I have shot a bunch of others and never so far have had a head space issue. Good Factory ammo is Wolf Gold and Privy. S&B is OK but the brass needs annealing or it does not last. After you start shooting it a bit I think it will grow on you. I only cast bullets because I shoot at least a couple thousand rounds a year out of a few different Enfields. I think the No1 and No4 Enfields are the finest bolt action battle rifles ever made bar none.
This is all really good news to hear. I had done a little researching on the 'Big 4' military bolt-actions: Mausers, Mosin-Nagants, Springfield m1903s, and the Lee-Enfields. I decided on the smoothest action with the highest capacity.
The bolt head is marked "2". Does this typically mean that someone wore out the "1"?
I can't wait to shoot it. Accuracy seems to be quite dependent upon bullet/bore size. I'm really hoping it's accurate, or at least accurizable, because I won't want to keep it if it's not
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