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CA357 04-12-2009 12:49 AM

My Garand >>> Range Report Added
 
I finally got my Garand. It's a Springfield manufactured in 1943. It's cleaned and lubed and headed to the range in the morning.

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mrm14 04-12-2009 01:40 AM

I absolutely love Garrands and I miss the one I had quite a few years ago. IMO the .30-06 is a great round especially with the new componets that have become available for it in the last several years.

CA357 04-12-2009 02:15 AM

Yup, I'm extremely fond of the .30-06 myself, and I agree, there's an awful lot of flexibility in ammunition these days.

dnthmn2004 04-12-2009 02:49 AM

Nice buy. Don't forget to bring a camera and give us a range report tomorrow. I wish I was spending Easter at the range...:(

CA357 04-12-2009 04:00 AM

Thanks for reminding me. I just put the camera in the range bag. I'm obviously a lousy photographer, but a picture of a hole is a picture of a hole. :D

CA357 04-12-2009 10:07 PM

Range Report
 
So, I took it to the range with a full bandoleer of Greek surplus ammunition.

Range was 100 yards.

There were several failures to feed, but other than that, it ran well. I'm going to field strip and clean and lube the heck out of it and that should make a difference. I'm also going to change out the op rod spring.

The first four clips were everywhere, but mostly low and left. I adjusted the sight for the last clip and this photo shows the results. The wind was coming up, and we had shot for a while, so we called it a day.

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I shot my Mosin 91/59 for the first time today as well. Using Yugo ammunition, it shot really low at 100 yards. Darn thing kicks like a mule too. The Mojo sight gives a really nice sight picture. I can see that I'm going to have to file the front sight down a bit.

So, some filing and a recoil pad and back to the range with the Mosin.

The Garand will have to go with me every time I shoot long guns. I really need the familiarization.
Today was my first time shooting a Garand ever. Mongo like! :cool:

mrm14 04-12-2009 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 93931)
So, I took it to the range with a full bandoleer of Greek surplus ammunition.

Range was 100 yards.

There were several failures to feed, but other than that, it ran well. I'm going to field strip and clean and lube the heck out of it and that should make a difference. I'm also going to change out the op rod spring.

The first four clips were everywhere, but mostly low and left. I adjusted the sight for the last clip and this photo shows the results. The wind was coming up, and we had shot for a while, so we called it a day.

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e..._Garand003.jpg

I shot my Mosin 91/59 for the first time today as well. Using Yugo ammunition, it shot really low at 100 yards. Darn thing kicks like a mule too. The Mojo sight gives a really nice sight picture. I can see that I'm going to have to file the front sight down a bit.

So, some filing and a recoil pad and back to the range with the Mosin.

The Garand will have to go with me every time I shoot long guns. I really need the familiarization.
Today was my first time shooting a Garand ever. Mongo like! :cool:

Get some better ammo than that Greek Surplus and you should get much better grouping. Also, a good cleaning is good but when it comes to oiling, Garrand actions like it very lightly. I'll be curious how much copper you'll pull out of the barrel also. It may be more than what you just have shot through it.

And yes, those Mosin's are terrible recoil beasts. Especially the ones with the standard length barrels. Actually I've heard they are more accurate with the bayonet out.

Oh, on one other note. I've been considering getting another M1 Garrand for several months now and since reading your post yestarday my motivation has become out of control. I really loved the one I had many years ago.

A few months ago I found a company called McCann Industries out of Spanway, Wa. and I bought a few parts for my M1A. On further investigation of his website I saw that he has new M1 Garrands that he heavly modifies and sells new in .338 Win and .458 Win. These rifles I believe are intended for "Guide" rifles for big trophy game guides to use as backup for their clients. Regardless, having a Garrand in .458 Win. has become totally impossible for me to resist.

Kind of crazy, I know, but I cant help it!

Damn! If I do this, I'll have to go to Africa and go for one of the "Big 5" Trophy Game.

ScottG 04-12-2009 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 93931)
The Garand will have to go with me every time I shoot long guns. I really need the familiarization.
Today was my first time shooting a Garand ever. Mongo like! :cool:

It's called "Garanditis"....... :D

sinzitu 04-16-2009 04:59 PM

Garands rock!

I just attended my first CMP shoot last month and it was a blast.

I submitted my paperwork and order shortly after for my Garand. Now the wait begins. :)

What a great rifle.

CA357 04-16-2009 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by sinzitu (Post 95376)
Garands rock!

I just attended my first CMP shoot last month and it was a blast.

I submitted my paperwork and order shortly after for my Garand. Now the wait begins. :)

What a great rifle.

Excellent! :cool: Post pics and a description when it comes in.


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