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Have a m1 garand with a forties receiver on a 52 barrel. My question for garand owners is other then military surplus and horandy's garand ammunition, what 30.06 ammunition can be used?

I like shooting ppu through my Mauser that is chambered in an 30.06, but they don't fit well in the garand clips.
 

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Congrats BTW, I love to shoot mine, but i rarely do as ammo is about $.80 a round.
 

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Yeah. Which is why the Mauser stays in the safe most of the time. I'd rather take my little 10 22 out and shoot .22 all day. But every once in a while I like knowing that I'm shooting a gun.
 

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Yeah. Which is why the Mauser stays in the safe most of the time. I'd rather take my little 10 22 out and shoot .22 all day. But every once in a while I like knowing that I'm shooting a gun.
A LGS sells 8mm Mauser ammo for about $.50 a round I believe, still not cheap and its surpus stuff.

I had a chance to buy a German 7mm Mauser, Kreigsmarine rifle, used on a U-boat. It was only $60.

The whole rifle was pitted terribly and looked like trash, had a clean bore though.:rolleyes:
 

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I also use a Schuster plug, @40$, if you can find them.

You can then adjust for any 30.06 ammo, without

tearing up the gas system.


I've also found that, without the plug ,the

Garand shoots pretty much any standard

150 grain 30.06 ammo fine.

What you want to avoid is lighter rounds, with "barrel burner" loads,

and the hot loads with 180+ grains, for dangerous game, and such.
 

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I gave my M 1, M 2 Carbine, and M 14 to my son for his collection......I reached the age where the recoil is just too much for me after several shots.......He soon will get My Colt C 4 and two AK 47s for the same reasons.

I have gone over to the dark side and am using 22 cal military look a likes.:eek:
 

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I gave my M 1, M 2 Carbine, and M 14 to my son for his collection......I reached the age where the recoil is just too much for me after several shots.......He soon will get My Colt C 4 and two AK 47s for the same reasons.

I have gone over to the dark side and am using 22 cal military look a likes.:eek:
I wish you were my dad. Want to adopt me? Haha!
 

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If anybody has the once shot Greek brass with the headstamp "HXP 77" or "65" I want it..... I make Arisaka brass from it.
 

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I gave my M 1, M 2 Carbine, and M 14 to my son for his collection......I reached the age where the recoil is just too much for me after several shots.......He soon will get My Colt C 4 and two AK 47s for the same reasons.

I have gone over to the dark side and am using 22 cal military look a likes.:eek:
Why would someone that sports the SS symbol own a U.S. made rifle. I know of quite a few Jews that would be truly offended, as I am. Lets not forget, the major use of gun control to further their agenda, The murder of over 4 million, the slaughter of unarmed Allied prisoners. Happy 4th dan.
 

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Why would someone that sports the SS symbol own a U.S. made rifle. I know of quite a few Jews that would be truly offended, as I am. Lets not forget, the major use of gun control to further their agenda, The murder of over 4 million, the slaughter of unarmed Allied prisoners. Happy 4th dan.
There was a US Marine sniper unit that used the SS symbol until very recently... ;)
 

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I ain't wild about it either... But I understand that not everyone who totes SS runes is a Nazi.

Like the Marine snipers there.

Plus, being a Nazi doesn't make you un-American, it just makes you an idiot.
 

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As I recall, the members of that unit were reprimanded for using that flag. The investigation showed that they believed it stood for "Scout/Sniper," and purportedly did not realize it was a Nazi Staatsicherheit flag.
 

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Totally agree. Have no doubt that when the thunder came down, they claimed ignorance in order to save their hide, especially as this would get into "your career is over" territory.
 
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