Is it really bad for my Garand if I shoot new ammo?
I've heard opinions from everywhere, but I need facts, can I fire new production ammo with my M1, Im not talking 290 grain exploding tip armor piercing tracers, just the run of the mill wal-mart stuff, thanks for the input.
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OK, here is the problem- the Garand was designed to use a cartridge that not only is a particular energy level, but a pressure CURVE- has to do with the gas operating system. The wrong ammo can wind up battering, ending, breaking the operating rod. They used to be dirt cheap. Priced one lately? There IS civilian 30-06 that duplicates the cal 30 M2 Ball load the rifle was designed to use.
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.