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IOF .315 sporting rifle
Type Bolt-action rifle
Place of origin  India
Weight 3.34 kg (7.4 lb) (without magazine)
Length 1,117 mm (44.0 in)
Barrel length 640 mm (25 in)

Cartridge 8x50mmR Mannlicher
Action Bolt-action
Muzzle velocity 610 metres per second (2,000 ft/s)
Effective range 275 metres (301 yd)
Feed system 5 round box type magazine
Sights Open sight with two leaves, graduated to 100 yd (91 m) and 300 yd (270 m)

The IOF .315 sporting rifle is a civilian version of the British military Lee–Enfield rifle, chambered in the 8x50mmR Mannlicher cartridge rather than the .303 British military cartridge due to Indian gun control laws. The rifle is made by the Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli,[1] which manufactured Lee–Enfield rifles for the British colonial Indian Army and post-independence Indian forces. It has a box-type magazine which holds 5 rounds and uses an 8 mm cartridge based on the 8x50mmR Mannlicher, but is loaded with hunting-type bullets rather than military ones.


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