First wack with a M1 Garand

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by JonM, May 28, 2011.

  1. JonM

    JonM Moderator

    in short I LOVE THIS FREEKIN RIFLE!!!

    i so wish i had got one ages ago!!!!

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    i traded my remington 700 XCR compact tactical in 308 for this garand a bit back its a springfield armory made in 1943. everything matching cept the sights which are replacements. the rear sight still gave issues as it wouldnt adjust elevation correctly

    it took a while to get it clean enough and get the severe copper fouling cleaned for me to be comfy in shooting it. there is a small competition end of june at the range i frequent for iron sighted battle rifles 50 years old or older. im taking the garand!!

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    im liking the way its shooting gonna strip the rear sight off my M1A and get a new one for it. i was a little nervous and llater groupings tightened up a lot. all shots were 100 yds

    taking it out again next weekend to get it zeroed for 50yds which is the distance of the match.
     
  2. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear New Member

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    Nice looking rifle and great shooting. I'm sure you'll win the match! I do love to shoot Garands and that looks like it's almost new.
     

  3. JonM

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    its not anywhere that good cosmetically the pic is a little deceptive. a lot of the original parkerizing is nearly gone in places but where its still there its got a nice smooth greenish hue.

    if i remember right the bore wear is tween 3 and 4. lands and grooves look good bore is pretty shiny. it does need a rear handguard retaining clip.

    i love the PING!! the magazine makes when it jumps out after the last shot heh.

    here is the flyer for the event if any local wis peeps are interested. ive got a mosin nagant m1 carbine and springfield 1903 i can lend out for forum peeps that wish to give it a try but dont have an old war rifle.

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  4. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    good shooting JonM...

    i love mine & it has the same rear sight problems as it has some kind of korean symbols on it...mine fell apart on me while shooting,but i did get it back together.

    have you got garand bite thumb yet?:D

    man it sux:eek:
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired

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    Welcome to the Garand club!
     
  6. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    Very nice! :) That one is on my list.
     
  7. JonM

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    the rear sight i got came from numrich. its a pos. dont get their rear sight. im going to take the rear off my m1a it should work. if it does im gonna order one from springfield armory. ill post back later on how well it fits if it does. but i want to work on my ruger mk3 first for tomorrow

    nope no bite yet. im real careful to hold the charging handle while loading it. i got bit once by my wife's DE50AE and i been realllllllly careful since. i stood there with that cannon hanging off my finger like an idiot with her laughing. then the pain hit....
     
  8. CA357

    CA357 New Member

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    Congratulations Jon. There is absolutely no other rifle like the M1.
     
  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

    just after a short 50 round shoot i would have to agree. im glad in a way its one of the last rifles ive tried out. i prolly wouldnt have another rifle!!
     
  10. JonM

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    you guys got a good source for the 2 round garand magazines ?? :D

    nm numrich had some nd they were amazingly in stock
     
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  11. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    If you need an original Lock Bar rear sight, let me know.
     
  12. FirstSergeant

    FirstSergeant New Member

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    Congrats. I love my 1943 Springfield. I will tell you one thing, the Garand folks are a nice bunch. I recently got an AR, looking for tid bits of advice etc. The only experience I have with the platform is military. I wanted something a little different.
    After getting my pants yanked down around my ankles over this anal retentive AR world, I wish I hadn't bought it or at least would have stayed with a standard A2.
    Think I'll go shoot my Garand;)
     
  13. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    try maine military supply JonM

    they have 5rd clips also
     
  14. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member

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    Nice shooting, great looking gun. Wish i had one.
     
  15. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    That's awesome! I'd love to have one, but it'll be a while. In the mean time I'll have to get my fulfillment out of watching other shooters and reading range reports such as yours!

    Great shooting and good luck at the match!
     
  16. bullethole

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  17. JonM

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    no way!! im not gonna ruin a fine rifle like that with a scope!!
     
  18. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I'd be jealous, but but but it looks too heavy. ;)
     
  19. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    Welcome to the real world JonM and gratz on one fine rifle
     
  20. JonM

    JonM Moderator

    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.

    thanks :)