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Old 04-10-2013, 11:36 AM   #1
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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
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:25 PM   #2
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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.

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Any MilSpec ammo is fine.

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

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

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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
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It i use mil spec ammo. Or surplus bulk how much will that affect accuracy.
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It i use mil spec ammo. Or surplus bulk how much will that affect accuracy.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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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