As M-1 stated I am certainly no expert either! But a good friend of mine is. In fact he builds match rifles and has a massive M-1 Garand and M-1 Carbine collection among other military relics. He has advised me that the operating rod on the M-1 Garand can be damaged by some modern ammunition. This because it is due to the burn rates of the newer powders that some of the manufacturers are using. A pressure spike otherwise! However there is a solution to this issue. Brownells as well as Midway USA sells adjustable Gas Screws for the M-1 Garand. And as M-1 stated, Hornady is making ammunition for the M-1 Garand with the correct powders and pressure ranges. In general the velocity should be a max of 2800 FPS shooting a 150 Grain Bullet which they were designed for with the correct pressure spike range. The 168s can be shot in the Garand as long as the velocity and correct powders are used and then velocity is 2600 FPS up to a max of 2800. Bottom line I do not want to shoot any ammunition that has any potential of damaging any of my M-1s. There certainly is ammunition for them still available through CMP and other ammunition sources.
It is not worth the gamble to me to take a chance! And of course you could load your own to specifications in the future.
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