M1 garand ammo

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by ajhaag19, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. ajhaag19

    ajhaag19 New Member

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    Can anyone tell me a couple good brands and grain size to shoot with a garand. I've read that feeding any old ammo can damage it because of the chamber pressure
    I'd like to compete with it in the future
    Thank you in advance
     
  2. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    150 gr. M2 Ball. Federal's budget American Eagle specifically makes commercial ammo for them. Buy it in case quantities when the ammo drought ends.
     

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  3. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Any MilSpec ammo is fine.

    Most "hunting" ammo uses slower burning powder which is bad for a Garand.
     
  4. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Order an adjustable gas valve for the piston on your Garand.:)
     
  5. ajhaag19

    ajhaag19 New Member

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    What's an average cost on one any ideas
    Like most everyone. Money gets tight
     
  6. ajhaag19

    ajhaag19 New Member

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    It i use mil spec ammo. Or surplus bulk how much will that affect accuracy.
    Thanks for all the help
     
  7. RustyShackleford101

    RustyShackleford101 New Member

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    If I were you, I'd stay away from corrosive ammo. It's just that it's kind of a hassle to take care of, and a rusty garand is not a good thing. and like the other guys said, there is perfectly fine m2 ball ammo out there with zero problems.
     
  8. nitestalker

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    The adjustable gas system by Shuster sells for $39.95 at Brownells. CMP has them for around $28 dollars. Not sure. This is also used to reduce recoil for accurate fire.:D
     
  9. seibert1903

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    I stick to anything 150grain. Federal American eagle is good, and I also like Remington core lokt and federal fusion and they shoot reliably and consistently. Decent price too.
     
  10. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I must respectfully disagree.

    I've used tons of corrosive ammo with no ill effects. You just need to properly clean your weapon. But then, you're supposed to do that anyway.
     
  11. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That's a good recipe for bending op rods.

    Remington Core-Lokt is truly superb ammo, but the very slow burning powder used is unsuitable for the Garand.

    Due to the low pressure gas port used in the Garand, no powder slower than IMR 4320 should be used
     
  12. RustyShackleford101

    RustyShackleford101 New Member

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    Oh, if you clean it I know it's fine, I just don't trust myself.
     
  13. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    :D:D Like your DI told you, "lotsa hot soapy water cures all ills.":D:D
     
  14. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Shooting the new hotter loads with the slower burn rate can damage the operating rod on the M-1 Garand. The suggestion of military ammunition or as was stated Federal loads ammunition especially for the Garand.
    Not worth damaging a fine old work horse!;)

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  15. JWagner

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