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Old 06-01-2011, 05:43 AM   #21
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only 9.5 pounds of bear slaying awesomeness. bout the same as a railed m4. less than a m1a, it points much easier than my springfield m1a.
That is definitely more than manageable, but that'd have to be one hell of an M4 w/ optics, full mag and a mod stock to reach almost 10 lbs.

But I'd still give up one of mine to give one of those beauties a good home. . .
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That is definitely more than manageable, but that'd have to be one hell of an M4 w/ optics, full mag and a mod stock to reach almost 10 lbs.

But I'd still give up one of mine to give one of those beauties a good home. . .
The ruger sr556 with optics i traded off for my 03a3 was right around 10lbs. The pof piston m4 weigh a sht ton for their size.
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I know the 168 grain bullets aren't really that much heavier than the 150 grain ball ammo made for the M1 Garand, but I was wondering if your rifle has an adjustable gas nut. I've been reading that these are a necessity if you shoot heavier bullets. I was thinking about installing one on my M1. I have only ever shot 150 grain Greek ammo from CMP.

A quick search on this topic brought up this web page: Schuster Manufacturing

I'll just leave it at that.

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I know the 168 grain bullets aren't really that much heavier than the 150 grain ball ammo made for the M1 Garand, but I was wondering if your rifle has an adjustable gas nut. I've been reading that these are a necessity if you shoot heavier bullets. I was thinking about installing one on my M1. I have only ever shot 150 grain Greek ammo from CMP.

A quick search on this topic brought up this web page: Schuster Manufacturing

I'll just leave it at that.

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one of my manuals is a hornady and has specific load data using the 168grn for the old style gas system. the gas system on mine is original issue 1943.
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never shot one but i know the 30-06 and it is a thing of beauty and shooting it semi auto must tingle the dingle lol ,,
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The ruger sr556 with optics i traded off for my 03a3 was right around 10lbs. The pof piston m4 weigh a sht ton for their size.
Yeah, I guess if you're talking pistons guns, then your gonna be around 10lbs. I didn't get an exact weight (just did the step on scale with and w/o rifle ) on the last SPR that I built for my Dad on the LaRue set, but w/ rifle length rails 18" SS barrel, Magpul PRS stock, Vortex Viper 4-16 and full mag was under 10lbs.

Anything in that neighborhood is very manageable.
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one of my manuals is a hornady and has specific load data using the 168grn for the old style gas system. the gas system on mine is original issue 1943.
I will have to check out that load. I have the reloading dies; just haven't gotten around to using them yet. I haven't gotten around to shooting anything but the surplus ammo. It's pretty good, but it's about time I try something else.

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Jon,

Nice rifle! And looks like it is a shooter!
If you should need any references regarding your rear sight situation just PM me. I know a couple of guys who are grues when it comes to the M1 Grand and M-14 Rifles. One is a Master Armorer and one works for the DCM.

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Nice rifle! And looks like it is a shooter!
If you should need any references regarding your rear sight situation just PM me. I know a couple of guys who are grues when it comes to the M1 Grand and M-14 Rifles. One is a Master Armorer and one works for the DCM.

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Thanks. I stripped off the rear sight from my springfield m1a and it seems to be working. Got a .062 garand front sight coming from midway. Ill know saturday if the rear is working or not.
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