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Old 08-27-2011, 01:48 AM   #1
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Default First day with my M1 Garand

Today I finally got the chance to take my M1 Garand (had it two weeks now) to the range. Once I got it sited in for me I had a great time. Who am I kidding, I was having a great time just shooting it before I could hit the bulls eye

The attached picture is a grouping of 16 rounds into a 4.5 inch red circle at 100 yds on a bench rest (iron sites of course). I am sure I looked like a kid in a candy store while I was shooting today. I can't wait to get back to the range again, hopefully next Friday

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Old 08-27-2011, 02:12 AM   #2
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nice.... super jealous. i wanted to shoot so bad today. lol

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Excellent! There is nothing to compare with shooting a Garand.

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nice.... super jealous. i wanted to shoot so bad today. lol
Thanks, I have been trying to go shooting every Friday for the past month and hope to continue.

I know my grouping isn't the tightest, but I was sure happy with it. I think I was more excited about just shooting the Garand than I was about how I did. I am sure that will change though the more I get to shoot it.
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That's still pretty darn good shooting for a first outing. That's minute of Zombie all day long.

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That's still pretty darn good shooting for a first outing. That's minute of Zombie all day long.
Thanks, I know it is good for what it is (for me that is pretty awesome). I just need to keep practicing so I can improve. I am still super stoked about shooting the M1, so I will have to practice often
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How about a picture of the new family member? I've only recently learned about the M1 Garand and I REALLY want one. It'll have to wait, though, until a few big things in my life sell (like a car, a house, a bunch of furniture). Then maybe I can skim a little off the top.

BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM ping.......

That's a series of sounds I want in my future!

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How about a picture of the new family member? I've only recently learned about the M1 Garand and I REALLY want one. It'll have to wait, though, until a few big things in my life sell (like a car, a house, a bunch of furniture). Then maybe I can skim a little off the top.

BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM ping.......

That's a series of sounds I want in my future!

I love the sound of that "ping", nothing like it. Almost like a reward for pulling the trigger. I have also attached some pictures of my new baby (the M1 Garand)
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Experts say it is the reward pinging sounds of slot machines that can make them so addicting.

Maybe the Garand ping is just to keep shooters coming back for more.

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It was my first rifle.

If I were any more attached, there would be

surgery involved.

IMO, the best iron sights ever.

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