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Old 03-01-2009, 01:43 PM   #11
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Good luck with that. Hornaday is supposedly coming out with a Garand safe load. Prety much everything else loaded with a soft point COULD be harmful to your OP rod.
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Good luck with that. Hornaday is supposedly coming out with a Garand safe load. Prety much everything else loaded with a soft point COULD be harmful to your OP rod.
Just found it:
M1 Garand Match Load

Item No. 81170

Hornady M-1 Garand ammunition is loaded with a 168 gr A-MAX™ bullet that launches at 2,710 fps with match winning accuracy. Specifically selected propellants provide temperature stability and accurate performance within the M-1's operating system.

30-06 M1
Velocity (fps)/Energy (ft/lb)
MUZZLE 200 YDS 300 YDS 600 YDS 800 YDS 1000 YDS
168 gr. A-MAX 2710/2739 2343/2048 2171/1758 1700/1078 1433/766 1219/554
30-06 M1
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MUZZLE 200 YDS 300 YDS 600 YDS 800 YDS 1000 YDS
168 gr. A-MAX -1.5 0.0 -8.3 -83.0 -190.6 -366.9
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One can still purchase Military surplus from CMP. Here is their link CMP Home

They sell Garand's and they also sell 30-06 Military Surplus HXP ammo.

This is still the best for your gun.
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One can still purchase Military surplus from CMP. Here is their link CMP Home

They sell Garand's and they also sell 30-06 Military Surplus HXP ammo.

This is still the best for your gun.
That's actually where I got my M1, and HXP is what I have, but the accuracy compared to modern ammo isn't that great. I shot a box of Winchester X and the HXP didn't stand a chance.
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That's actually where I got my M1, and HXP is what I have, but the accuracy compared to modern ammo isn't that great. I shot a box of Winchester X and the HXP didn't stand a chance.
If you are into total accuracy, you should consider reloading specialized target rounds that will allow you to tune the loads to your weapon. Just about anybody that shoots competively, usally loads their own rounds.

I reload mostly for cost savings. I'm not into accuracy (Except once in a while) - Then I load some very specific rounds to achieve the accuracy.

But thats the best way to go. You can buy a box of factory ammo and find it to be extremely accurate, then you can buy another box (of the same ammo), and find its not even close. Reloading fixes this problem.

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If you are into total accuracy, you should consider reloading specialized target rounds that will allow you to tune the loads to your weapon. Just about anybody that shoots competively, usally loads their own rounds.

I reload mostly for cost savings. I'm not into accuracy (Except once in a while) - Then I load some very specific rounds to achieve the accuracy.

But thats the best way to go. You can buy a box of factory ammo and find it to be extremely accurate, then you can buy another box (of the same ammo), and find its not even close. Reloading fixes this problem.

Good point. I don't have one square foot to spare to do any reloading right now, but when we move back to NH I get to have MY OWN GUN ROOM!!
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Federal is now making FMJ ammo just for the Garand,,most places like Graf&Sons carry it
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