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Old 11-06-2018, 02:51 PM   #1
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Anyone have one? Never been interested in them but I saw one that just kind of grabbed my eye. Been reading up on them and think I might pick one up. I understand you shouldnít shoot full power ammo in them but I reload so no biggie.

My uncle has one that has not been a whole lot of fun. He had difficulty with several parts then couldnít get the thing to go back together, and when he finally did it shot like crap. He still has it but bought a carbine and likes it much better.

Kinda feel like I need to rescue one of these Garands and give it a loving appreciative home before they arenít available anymore.
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Old 11-06-2018, 05:47 PM   #2
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Old 11-07-2018, 01:50 PM   #3
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southeasttexas.com has one for sale.
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:41 PM   #4
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Yep I have 2 of them.
They are a hoot to shoot.
44-47 grs of H4895 and a 168 are your friend.
Also, CCI 34 primers.
The firing pin protrudes through the bolt a bit (normal)
Anything other than CCI34s you run the risk of it slam firing when it goes into battery from what I have been told/read.

M2 Ball ammo was loaded with 150 gr bullet.
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:41 PM   #5
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Yep I have 2 of them.
They are a hoot to shoot.
44-47 grs of H4895 and a 168 are your friend.
Also, CCI 34 primers.
The firing pin protrudes through the bolt a bit (normal)
Anything other than CCI34s you run the risk of it slam firing when it goes into battery from what I have been told/read.

M2 Ball ammo was loaded with 150 gr bullet.
Iíve never experienced any problem with primers; I load just about any variety.

Canít hurt to be on the safe side though.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:18 AM   #6
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I have one and love it. It's pretty much a safe queen now but I use to shoot it every once in a while in local military matches.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:57 AM   #7
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They are fun to shoot and most likely there is a club nearby you that hosts cmp matches. The guys who shoot those matches are a wealth of knowledge once you get to know them.

If you are going to get a Garand I suggest you go all in and get a Rockola or an International Harvester.
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