in short I LOVE THIS FREEKIN RIFLE!!! i so wish i had got one ages ago!!!! 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!! 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.