Is it really bad for my Garand if I shoot new ammo?

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by sputnik1988, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    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:rolleyes:, just the run of the mill wal-mart stuff, thanks for the input.
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If you want to shoot off the shelf ammo through your Garand, get the Schuster gas nut. It is adjustable and only $34. It will save your op rod and countless headaches.
     
  4. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Don't use factory loads in your Garand. It will hurt it. Start reloading your own.
     
  5. Gundog94

    Gundog94 New Member

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  6. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Just installed my Schuster gas nut and adjusted it to cycle the action, big help, thanks.
     
  7. Laufer

    Laufer New Member

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    The CMP ammo is Greek Boxer-primed M2 Ball for .50/rd. It has about 190 rounds/sealed can.

    You will probably need the same club (or G. Collectors Assoc.) paperwork as you would to buy a rifle.