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Old 08-04-2011, 01:41 AM   #1
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Is it okay to use soft tip 30.6 150g for hunting season n a m1 garand instead of fmj



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Old 08-04-2011, 01:57 AM   #2
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One shot - one kill - if it feeds the second shot...all the better.

If you fire 8 rounds @ sight in + 1 more to kill a deer, most likely you will be ok.

Steer clear of using heavier bullet weight loads in quantity however as a bent operating rod could be the result.



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its not the bullet weight its the power curve (burn rate) of the powder used. shelf ammo designed for bolt guns doesnt typically use powders with a burn rate that plays nice with garands.

to use store bought non garand fmj shelf ammo safely in a garand you need one of these:

Schuster DCM Adjustable Gas Plug with Wrench M1 Garand Steel Parkerized - MidwayUSA

you want to adjust to the minimum setting needed to make your garand cycle with the ammo your going to use.

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Hornady and Federal American Eagle make hunting ammo specifically for the M1 Garand rifle. You might consider coughing up the coin for one of those options.

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Commercial ammo has entirely too much pressure for a Garand. I know it's already been said, but really, really don't use it.



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