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Old 10-16-2012, 01:07 AM   #11
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Nice rifle, great shooting. As far as the question about full house loads, I would just load it heavy enough to work the action. Bear with me while I go out on a brief tangent. It seems like in our society, we tend to think that if a lot is better then even more would be better yet. After shooting at the local range one day a week for the last two years and rotating around 10 different rifles from a .222 up to my .35 Rem. and 8x57, I have come to realize that less is more. I have brought down all of my loads for all of my rifles, some as much as 300fps lower than what I was loading. Now, most of my loads are the suggested starting loads. I don't worry about maximum loads anymore. Results are accuracy is still good, powder lasts longer, and recoil is less. And, I don't think a deer will know that the loads are moving a little slower than they once were.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:30 AM   #12
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Very nice rifle Sniper! Some good shooting going on there too. I've been saving up for one of those. I have a question. I've read that the ammo for the Garand was loaded down so as to not be so hard on the action. Is the Springfield M1A able to shoot full house loads?
I like, I like, sniper.

A little bird told me the modern m1a is designed for a 165 grain boattail at 2700 fps. Ymmv.
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Yep. It's official. I hate him.

That is a beautiful rifle and from the group on that target, it would appear the shooter is half assed competent too.

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I'm leaning hard in that direction........
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Jim,

Garand Rifle ammunition is loaded down. This to prevent damage to the Garand's Operating Rod. In fact I just got some in from Cabelas for my Garands last month. But I have shot full blown Federal Gold Medal GM308M 168 Gr. Ammunition and other ammunition in my other M-1 A for years and had Zero issues with the weapon. The M-1A was designed as you know on the M-14 Platform and I know the 7.62 X 51s are not loaded down. So I would say they have no problem with full powered rounds in the M-1 A Rifle.

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