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Old 06-25-2012, 03:36 PM   #1
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thought you guys might enjoy this read

http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/garands-from-the-government-ii-the-guns-arrive/

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Old 06-26-2012, 01:44 AM   #2
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This is a GREAT program. I picked up a Winchester-made Garand from the Camp Perry store in 2010 for $550...one of the best purchases I've ever made. Love that rifle.

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Been on my wishlist for a long time.

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Is this the best way to go about purchasing an m1?

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One of these days.......I really need to get one of them.

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Is this the best way to go about purchasing an m1?
Yes you can get yourself a nice garand for around $750 once its all said and done as opposed to your typical $1000 minimum for a beat up one at a gun show.
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I was really close to buying one. I read further that you should use old surplus ammo in it and not newer 30.06 due to different pressures. Is this correct?

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I'm just guessing That's a general liability recommendation. Some of the low number garands had overly hardened receivers and shouldn't be used at all. I could be wrong. It's the first I've heard of it.

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I'm just guessing That's a general liability recommendation. Some of the low number garands had overly hardened receivers and shouldn't be used at all. I could be wrong. It's the first I've heard of it.
I've always herd that. Either way, swap over to an adjustable gas plug and you are good to go with any 30-06
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http://www.examiner.com/article/m-1-garand-tips-tricks-part-2-cleaning-lubrication-ammo-spare-parts

"Ammunition for the M-1 Garand


Don't buy "off the shelf" commercial .30-'06 loads without first making sure they are appropriate for a M-1 Garand.


The Garand was designed to use loads with bullets weighing from 150 to 180 grains and propellants with an “intermediate” burn rate. You need to use the correct type of powder, and to a lesser extent bullet weight, to maintain the proper gas port pressures. If the pressure curve isn't right, the rifle can be damaged. When in doubt, stick to US or Greek mil-surp ball loads. If you reload there is lots of Garand specific load data available."

Where do you get the adjustable gas plug from?
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