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Old 04-12-2013, 02:53 PM   #11
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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.

That's a good recipe for bending op rods.

Remington Core-Lokt is truly superb ammo, but the very slow burning powder used is unsuitable for the Garand.

Due to the low pressure gas port used in the Garand, no powder slower than IMR 4320 should be used
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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.
Oh, if you clean it I know it's fine, I just don't trust myself.
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Oh, if you clean it I know it's fine, I just don't trust myself.

Like your DI told you, "lotsa hot soapy water cures all ills."
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Shooting the new hotter loads with the slower burn rate can damage the operating rod on the M-1 Garand. The suggestion of military ammunition or as was stated Federal loads ammunition especially for the Garand.
Not worth damaging a fine old work horse!

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This is a site with a lot of info on pressure curves and so on for a number of commercial ammo that you can use in your M1. They also note which ones to avoid. They sell some parts to modify the gas system for the M1 to make it more tolerant of hotter ammo.

http://www.garandgear.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=106:s hooting-commercial-ammunition-in-your-m1-garand&catid=39

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