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ajhaag19 04-10-2013 10:36 AM

M1 garand ammo
 
Can anyone tell me a couple good brands and grain size to shoot with a garand. I've read that feeding any old ammo can damage it because of the chamber pressure
I'd like to compete with it in the future
Thank you in advance

HockaLouis 04-10-2013 11:25 AM

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150 gr. M2 Ball. Federal's budget American Eagle specifically makes commercial ammo for them. Buy it in case quantities when the ammo drought ends.

locutus 04-11-2013 03:55 PM

Any MilSpec ammo is fine.

Most "hunting" ammo uses slower burning powder which is bad for a Garand.

nitestalker 04-11-2013 04:30 PM

Order an adjustable gas valve for the piston on your Garand.:)

ajhaag19 04-11-2013 11:44 PM

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Originally Posted by nitestalker
Order an adjustable gas valve for the piston on your Garand.:)

What's an average cost on one any ideas
Like most everyone. Money gets tight

ajhaag19 04-11-2013 11:45 PM

It i use mil spec ammo. Or surplus bulk how much will that affect accuracy.
Thanks for all the help

RustyShackleford101 04-12-2013 12:42 AM

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Originally Posted by ajhaag19
It i use mil spec ammo. Or surplus bulk how much will that affect accuracy.
Thanks for all the help

If I were you, I'd stay away from corrosive ammo. It's just that it's kind of a hassle to take care of, and a rusty garand is not a good thing. and like the other guys said, there is perfectly fine m2 ball ammo out there with zero problems.

nitestalker 04-12-2013 04:09 AM

The adjustable gas system by Shuster sells for $39.95 at Brownells. CMP has them for around $28 dollars. Not sure. This is also used to reduce recoil for accurate fire.:D

seibert1903 04-12-2013 04:47 AM

I stick to anything 150grain. Federal American eagle is good, and I also like Remington core lokt and federal fusion and they shoot reliably and consistently. Decent price too.

locutus 04-12-2013 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by RustyShackleford101 (Post 1211017)
If I were you, I'd stay away from corrosive ammo. It's just that it's kind of a hassle to take care of, and a rusty garand is not a good thing. and like the other guys said, there is perfectly fine m2 ball ammo out there with zero problems.


I must respectfully disagree.

I've used tons of corrosive ammo with no ill effects. You just need to properly clean your weapon. But then, you're supposed to do that anyway.


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