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dwa
03-10-2010, 6:18 PM
so i just acquired an ishy 2a and have been reading conflicting information about firing .208 out of it. some say that .308 is higher enough psi than 7.62 that is a bad idea and others say that they are comparable but measured on a different scale so the measurements are different.

so what is the deal is the ishapore 2a capable of safely firing .308 or not?

AngryPossum
03-10-2010, 8:32 PM
I've been shooting mine off and on for over 10 years and I've never had a problem shooting .308. It's actually one of my more accurate military surplus rifles....More accurate than my 1903A3 and my K98. I've never even heard about this. I'm curious to see what the more experienced guys have to say about this.

littlejake
03-10-2010, 8:41 PM
There is discussion at:
http://www.303british.com/id36.html
that I think you might find useful.

G-Man WC
03-11-2010, 6:05 PM
Never had an issue with 308 in mine, but then again I'm not shooting buffalo bore ammo in it -g

smle-man
03-11-2010, 6:59 PM
I'm sorry but the whole 7.62mm vs. .308 contraversy is a load. You can shoot standard .308 in a 7.62mm chambered rifle all day long. I would not want to give a 2A1 a steady diet of light magnum .308 because it might loosen things up but the only problem with shooting regular .308 hunting ammo in your 2A1 is that your wallet will get much lighter due to the cost of factory hunting ammo.

AngryPossum
03-11-2010, 8:28 PM
I'm sorry but the whole 7.62mm vs. .308 contraversy is a load. You can shoot standard .308 in a 7.62mm chambered rifle all day long. I would not want to give a 2A1 a steady diet of light magnum .308 because it might loosen things up but the only problem with shooting regular .308 hunting ammo in your 2A1 is that your wallet will get much lighter due to the cost of factory hunting ammo.

+1, I've used all kinds of .308 from various surplus to expensive hunting rounds...basically whatever I had laying around at the time. I've never had an issue with mine when it comes to the ammo I feed it.

smle-man
03-14-2010, 9:05 AM
By the way you can also shoot 7.62 in a .308 rifle also. Folks have depleted enormous amounts of electrons on forums arguing this point. I've used 7.62 in .308 marked rifles for years and years (and years) with no problems.

dwa
03-14-2010, 12:20 PM
By the way you can also shoot 7.62 in a .308 rifle also. Folks have depleted enormous amounts of electrons on forums arguing this point. I've used 7.62 in .308 marked rifles for years and years (and years) with no problems.

on the enfield subject what what information i could find the 2a sights are rather difficult to adjust. do you have any advice on the subject?

smle-man
03-14-2010, 1:59 PM
To adjust for elevation just depress the sight lock button and slide it up the sight leaf. For windage drift the front sight in the direction of the group to move the group the opposite way e.g. to move the group left move the front sight to the right. This will cause the shooter to move the muzzle left to align the sights and move the group left.