Never shot it yet. The pictures were of the previous owner. The sling is the other way.Very Nice. Very nice wood and the electrostencil work is crisp. To protect the finish the sling should be attached so the hooked ends are away from the rifle with the flattest side of the rivets to the wood. That is the correct attachment method and saves the wood being marred. How do you enjoy the kick? I have a 45 and a 46 and really enjoy shooting them.
Yep, if you shoot the #5MK1 a lot, it is advisable to use a velcro buttpad, or a folded towel over the shoulder.Very cool. They are fun to shoot. I am a big wuss so I always wear a PAST shoulder pad so that makes for an enjoyable experience at the range. AT least I can still use my arm afterwards LOL Definitely makes for a different Enfield experience. Enjoy…..
I always thought the No5 was ok for recoil. However, I think I came up with a detached retina from shooting hot loads in my 1895 Marlin 45-70, which did not have any sort of recoil pad. On a bright note: after surgery, and subsequent cataracts, and subsequent lense replacement, I no longer need glasses.Yep, if you shoot the #5MK1 a lot, it is advisable to use a velcro buttpad, or a folded towel over the shoulder.
The macho B.S. doesn't hack it when you get older and the problem start to show up and the medical bills start to rack up.
Also, recoil from any gun can cause retinal detachment in your eye. I have been warned by my Dr. several times not to shoot without adequate protection from recoil. The is a short time frame to fix a retinal detachment or blindness follow quickly.
I use a quicky attachable buttpad AND a towel.
I have found that shooting the hand loaded .32 cal. bullets with the lighter loads are real nice for kids and ladies when shooting the #5MK1.
The load info is on the forum somewhere.
It tends to make fans of these nice carbines, instead of turning them off because of the recoil.
Only time I don't use buttpads is when coyote hunting. But I make sure the gun is properly shouldered before firing.