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M1 Garand US rifle 30 cal

If you had a chance to buy one for $600 would you? I do..... I don't really need it. I'd rather have an M1A given a choice too, but they are $1000+.
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If it's in good shape I would. I've always wanted one of those.

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Hell yeah. I have shot one and they are a hoot.


Nothing like the last round ping either!
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Just make sure you shoot M2 ball ammo thru it. Commercial ammo is loaded too hot and can really mes them up.
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Just make sure you shoot M2 ball ammo thru it. Commercial ammo is loaded too hot and can really mes them up.
+1 there are some company's that load M1 specific ammo.
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Yep I've heard about the ammo issues too, and I'm not that excited about $1 per round either.

The rifles are in great shape.
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I have been curious if Remmington 125gr. managed recoil ammo would work. Does anybody know for sure? I am thinking it that it may be just a little too light to fully cycle the action, but that is just a guess.
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If you had a chance to buy one for $600 would you? I do..... I don't really need it. I'd rather have an M1A given a choice too, but they are $1000+.
M1 Garands are great. If you want to go shoot one first we can go out to alpine or something and I will let you shoot the one I have. Mine has been modified to shoot 308 from the 30.06 round.
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Man a Garand would be something to sweet to add to the ole gun collection as well as own a piece of history. Buying the correct ammo would be a PITA though. But if you plan on shooting it and don't mind the price of ammo than go for it. Otherwise I'd hold off for the M1A.

My dad owns a M1 Carbine that we take out every once in a while. Very nice gun to shoot,almost no recoil, ammo is fairly cheap for it, and none of the ranges I've taken it to have ever hassled me about shooting FMJ through it (since it's not a powerful round).




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I have been curious if Remmington 125gr. managed recoil ammo would work. Does anybody know for sure? I am thinking it that it may be just a little too light to fully cycle the action, but that is just a guess.

I shot some of that stuff a few weeks ago out of my deer rifle and it shot 8.5 inches lower than standard loads.
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Is one of these a garand?

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Is one of these a garand?

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M1 Garands are great. If you want to go shoot one first we can go out to alpine or something and I will let you shoot the one I have. Mine has been modified to shoot 308 from the 30.06 round.
can this be done to other 30.06 guns?
I thought it was much much longer case, so how the hell is it possible to make the chamber smaller for .308?

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The govt. offerd a chamber insert to convert 3006 guns. Others are factory made.
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can this be done to other 30.06 guns?
I thought it was much much longer case, so how the hell is it possible to make the chamber smaller for .308?
A new barrel fixes that.

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They make a adjustable gas plug that you can use on the gas cylinder. It lessens the impact on the op rod, so you can use commerical ammo.

Hornaday now offers M1 Garand 3006 ammo.
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Is one of these a garand?

Damn no wonder I can't find an M1C or D you have all but 3 of them
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Damn no wonder I can't find an M1C or D you have all but 3 of them
I have a spare M84 scope and mount to unload if you need one if you get a D.
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