November 2004

Firing Line: 11/04

Good Barrel Needed
Re September 2004, “Mil-Spec .30-’06 Bolt Guns: ‘03 Springfield Vs. ‘17 Enfield”:

I just finished reading your Springfield versus Enfield article. It is too bad that you did not have an Enfield with a good barrel. I have owned both the ‘03 and ‘17 in .30-06 cal. for 30-plus years and have found them to be excellent shooters. The ‘17 made by Winchester has been the one that I have shot the longest distance. Some years ago I hit a target with my first shot at 950 yards. The sight had been changed to a Lyman 1000-yard open sight, so even though it was not military, it was a similar peep sight. Please don’t sell either one of these weapons short. They will bo...

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