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Old 04-13-2009, 12:29 AM   #1
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Greek surplus ammunition. Range was 100 yards.

There were several failures to feed, but other than that, it ran well. I'm going to field strip and clean and lube the heck out of it and that should make a difference. I'm also going to change out the op rod spring.

The first four clips were everywhere, but mostly low and left. I adjusted the sight for the last clip and this photo shows the results. The wind was coming up, and we had shot for a while, so we called it a day.

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Old 04-13-2009, 01:16 AM   #2
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Good job on the groupings. That will take out a zombie rather good, regardless of where you are from.

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Like I said, the first forty rounds weren't too good, mostly low and left. The last 8 round clip, which is shown, is the seven rounds in the black and the one flyer at about 1 o'clock on the edge.

I've never fired a Garand before today, so this was my first 48 rounds ever. I know the rifle can do better and I believe I can too. Especially at 100 yards.

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I've been using 168 grain Sierra Match Kings with 48 grains of IMR 4064 with outstanding results in my 54. Watch out for that mouse trap when cleaning, it will make you cuss loud enough for the whole house to hear. Hunter Joe

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Okay, I will. I'm doing my best to avoid "Garand thumb"

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When you were having failures to feed and had bad accurcy were you shooting off a reat on the front handguard?
The bottom of the front handguard is open and if it is on a bag ,etc the problems you had can be the result of the Op Rod rubbing on the rest

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When you were having failures to feed and had bad accurcy were you shooting off a reat on the front handguard?
The bottom of the front handguard is open and if it is on a bag ,etc the problems you had can be the result of the Op Rod rubbing on the rest
Thanks, that's a good point, but I don't remember now. I'll be aware of that for the next time. However, it definitely shot better after the sight was adjusted.

I may go out this weekend and give it a bit more work at 100yds. and then try it at 200.
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Greek surplus ammunition. Range was 100 yards.

There were several failures to feed, but other than that, it ran well. I'm going to field strip and clean and lube the heck out of it and that should make a difference. I'm also going to change out the op rod spring.

The first four clips were everywhere, but mostly low and left. I adjusted the sight for the last clip and this photo shows the results. The wind was coming up, and we had shot for a while, so we called it a day.

Nice grouping there CA!

Keep up the great work!
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Thanks. I just couldn't seem to hit in the center. Hopefully I'll have a better target to post after the next range trip.

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You failures to feed can be from what I already suggested or a dirty, not properly greased rifle ( grease not oil) http://www.nicolausassociates.com/PDF/M1GarandRifleGreasePoints.pdf or a loose gas screw, worn op rod pidton and or gas cylinder to name a few.

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