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Flight is booked!!!

After much schedule juggling and piggy-bank raiding my flight home is booked for rifle season! I prefer muzzleloader, but it just wasn't do-able this year. We'll miss the opener; My brother has always wanted hunt later in the season after the initial rush fades, and we always seem to miss the chase phase by a few days so I guess this is the year.

Catch the red-eye to Stoon 5 Nov,

6 Nov shake the jet lag, pick up licence and check zero, hopefully hang some cams.

7-8 Nov scouting: I can count on one hand the number of times I've been back where we're going, the last was in 1988. My brother knows it a bit better but not that well. It's a 5 hour drive each way for him just to get to the farm, and that doesn't include getting back where we're hunting which is an adventure in itself so its not like he can be there many times before the season.

Thank God the area is (shockingly) covered by high-res Google Earth so we have a few spots already on the hitlist, but we're still going in the next closest thing to blind.

That leaves 5 days solid butt-in-blind hunting (the 11th will be afternoon only and the 14th morning only)

Afternoon/evening of 14th - pack up and head back to Stoon.

15 Nov - fly home.

Can't wait!!!!

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Flight is booked!!!

Good luck to ya . It is always special to go home to hunt.
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Flight is booked!!!

As an added bonus, my brother gave me an early birthday present and put a new scope, sling and firing pin in my old .303. He sort of inherrited it when I left home, and now that he has his own rifles the old girl doesn't see much of the bush anymore. But now she's mine again...well, at least mine to use when I'm home so I don't have the hassle of flying with a rifle.

Hello old friend. Nice to see you again:

PS - any gun nuts want to definitely say which model of Lee Enfield this is? I really don't know.

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Hard to tell from that picture but it looks like either a lee-enfield N0.1 Mk3 sporter or a bubba'd N0.1 mk3. Although not common, the sporter came from factory with that stock set but would have had a front iron sight as well. Was it taken off?

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Don't know - when I got it it had no sights at all and wasn't drilled or tapped for a scope. The money I'd been saving to buy a used 30/30 went to buying a scope and paying a gunsmith to mount it for me.

It has a bayonet lug on the barrell, and you can see the little divot where the regt number should be on the stock, cleaning kit compt in the butt and is stamped HM ARMOURY - 19?7 (I thought it was 57 until your post in the long guns forum, maybe I'm remembering worng.)

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