M1 Garand ammo question

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by thum1995, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. thum1995

    thum1995 New Member

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    Hey guys I picked up an m1 today, and some ammo. I payed about $5 a box more than "normal" 30-06 is there any real reason I cannot shoot normal springfeild 30-06 out of an m1? Or should I look for boxes marked m1?
    Ps I bought American Eagle 30-06 for M1 this time
     
  2. austin92

    austin92 New Member

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    I believe newer ammo is to hot for them. Over gasses them and can bend the operating rod. Pretty sure there's adjustable gas valves out there to shoot the new stuff though. Someone more knowledgable should pop in and confirm or correct me lol
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Garand is designed for M2 ball. Other rounds can have the wrong pressure curve, and you will damage the operating rod. Check the CMP for Garand ammo.
     
  4. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    Congrats. But yeah c3 is spot on. The CMP has 200 rounds of Greek Pyrkal M2 ball for $99. Watch out though, they say its non-corrosive but you should clean it as if it were corrosive just to be safe.
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Look into the Schuster gas nut. Adjustable to allow the use of most commercial ammo.
     
  6. thum1995

    thum1995 New Member

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    C3 thanks, that's where I was planning ongetting some ammo and it sounds like its a more reasonable price than what I bought.

    Thanks for the info about the nut ill look into that too.
     
  7. Orlando

    Orlando New Member

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    The Grek HXP CMP sells is NOT corrosive
     
  8. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    ^^^^ What Robo said.