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Old 11-25-2011, 02:13 PM   #11
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I thought it was the power curve of the powder that bent op-rods.... not the weight of the bullet.....
True, but most inexpensive commercial loads for 150 grain bullets

have a tolerable amount of powder for a Garand gas system.


While you could load a 150 grain bullet with a dangerously hot

load for the gun, IME most standard 150 grain loads work well.

Most large reloading manuals also have a separate chapter

or subsection on 30.06 specifically for the Garand.


There is also a "Schuster Plug" or adjustable valved plug available

to replace the standard gas plug, if you want to shoot heavier

loads without damaging the rifle's gas system.
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I thought it was the power curve of the powder that bent op-rods.... not the weight of the bullet.....
That's true but remember that higher weight bullets are often loaded with more power powder to push it at higher velocity. Stick with 150gr 30-06 ammo and you should be ok.
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M1D Garand cal. 30-06 semi-automatic eight shot top loading clip fed Springfield Armory rifle. This rifle also came from DCM at a cost of $650.00. It was the designated “Sniper rifle” that was issued During WWII and the Korean War. It has the scope, cheekpiece, flash suppressor and bayonet that Was issued with it. It is topped with a Libby-Owens-Ford manufactured M82 2.5 power scope. The Rifle appears to be unfired or arsenal refinished. The scope, cheekpad and M2 flash hider were new in Wrappers. I assembled it, zeroed it and fired about 10 rounds and that’s all its been used. I also have the USGI M5A1bayonet M10 scabbard and winter trigger conversion.

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M1D Garand cal. 30-06 semi-automatic eight shot top loading clip fed Springfield Armory rifle. This rifle also came from DCM at a cost of $650.00. It was the designated “Sniper rifle” that was issued During WWII and the Korean War. It has the scope, cheekpiece, flash suppressor and bayonet that Was issued with it. It is topped with a Libby-Owens-Ford manufactured M82 2.5 power scope. The Rifle appears to be unfired or arsenal refinished. The scope, cheekpad and M2 flash hider were new in Wrappers. I assembled it, zeroed it and fired about 10 rounds and that’s all its been used. I also have the USGI M5A1bayonet M10 scabbard and winter trigger conversion.

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That is awesome. That's a real keeper. The CMP in Alabama has sniper M-1 up to $4,000.00 each with no scope.
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think you should add my name to your christmas list :P.. i was just doing research as to what forms i would have to fill out next year to get mine
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