Agreed. The UK services generally have long held a well deserved reputation for individual marksmanship and for placing great importance on making very round count. Historically, a conscious decision was made in the first years of the 20th century to reduce the required standard of marksmanship and the associated training. A very high standard of long range marksmanship had previously been considered essential because of the tactical doctrines of the 19th century. It was decided that 750 men having the capacity to reliably shoot a round through an enemy's head at range was overkill when they only had to put a round through an enemy's chest. An essential element of 19th century marksmanship was a very long rifle. The introduction of the new Rifle, Short, Magazine, Lee-Enfield Mk1 was a game changer. The SMLE was a whole five inches shorter than its predecessor; the rifle was short, not the magazine. The final iteration of that rifle, the L42A1 chambered for 7.62mm, was not declared obsolete until the 1990s.