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Ballsofice
02-18-2017, 07:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-stGi5PlV8

Plinker 777
02-18-2017, 10:40 PM
Excellent explanations of the Lee rifle designations. I did notice that someone has missed the lesson on how an Enfield charger is loaded. The cartridges aren't stacked properly in the charger causing the magazine loading problems...had she been able to force them in the magazine, I'll guarantee the feeding would have jammed up.

*edit* @1.27 May explains the rim lock that did occur when she was shooting. I'll suggest from the look of the charger (all cartridges are tip down \\\\\ rather than //|\\) they are stacked incorrectly.

Found pics. Notice when properly stacked the spitzer bullet tips all point toward center {//|\\}
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c288/TheRealHobie/Firearms/303%20Brit/303ClipLoading.jpg

Then, take note of what her chargers looked like...(Mosin charger, but you get the idea)
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/DudleyDR/Eammo08.jpg

Ballsofice
02-18-2017, 11:17 PM
In the words of a WW2 vet on the enfield chargers. "if its not down up down up down it'll be a nightmare"

Also another fun fact the fellow with the kilt and mustache is Rob from britishmuzzleloaders who does some great and well researched videos.

kennymo
02-18-2017, 11:18 PM
Started this earlier, seems like a good one, but looonnnggg. Hard to get all the way through with a toddler in the house.

Plinker 777
02-18-2017, 11:41 PM
In the words of a WW2 vet on the enfield chargers. "if its not down up down up down it'll be a nightmare"

Also another fun fact the fellow with the kilt and mustache is Rob from britishmuzzleloaders who does some great and well researched videos.

Post 'em up!? ;D

Rory McCanuck
02-20-2017, 01:06 AM
Thanks for posting, that's one heck of a video!
I thought they did a great job, and obviously researched the hell out of it, but I'm suprised that they didn't mention properly loading the chargers.
Maybe it's just a Canadian thing where we all grew up around them and it's just common knowledge?

kennymo
02-20-2017, 01:26 AM
Speaking of which, I have a WWII issued bandolier complete with chargers and some MK VII ammo at the farm somewhere, and I haven't been able to find that sumb###h for something like twenty years. Since I last tried to pull off the mad minute when I was about sixteen.....

Ballsofice
02-20-2017, 01:36 AM
Thanks for posting, that's one heck of a video!
I thought they did a great job, and obviously researched the hell out of it, but I'm surprised that they didn't mention properly loading the chargers.
Maybe it's just a Canadian thing where we all grew up around them and it's just common knowledge?

You are welcome for being the carrier pigeon in regards to the video. And they certainly do a swell job of researching as well as the animations are very well done.
As for loading the chargers it may just be that.