Was cold and windy today, but these results seem similar with an AK. Every 30 round mag results in about 100 degrees. This means you could fire what’s in your rifle, plus four mags from your chest rig, all at top speed–without exceeding about 500 degrees. Not that I plan to do this. However, it’s an interesting mental reference point.
My Garand has a better cartridge and never over heats.
Dodgy gas system that adds weight to front of rifle, problematic en-bloc loading system, relatively poor moving parts mass ratio, action and moving parts exposed to elements. I’ll see your Garand and raise you a .308 Vepr.
Actually, they’re all great for their intended purposes. I’m still in awe of the 1903 Springfield.
Bringing back nightmare flashbacks of last night’s dinner ramifications! Seasoned pulled pork w/ a big can Ranch Beans… I may have single handedly destroyed the ozone layer of the atmosphere over my area. I’m currently watching “NASA Live” on tv to see the full extent of the damage…
Detonics may not be the guy you want to mess with, if you’ve noticed he don’t just buy one gun. he buys two of the same…one for each hand.
You is like the AK king.
Once I can get a submarine to reclaim my kingdom.
Whoa, you sho dun plumb kilt that puddle!
“The finest battle implement ever devised”
Any General say that about yours
My ole man was one of 355 original 6th div Marines that survived WWII. Iwo Jima he said he burned up 6 BARs.
While he was looking for another he would grab a Garand and keep fighting.
Before he died he told me:
“Son if you are ever in a jam, grab an M1 Garand, it wont”
In 2001 when I decided to weapon up, I looked long and hard at the 30-06 and the 308. I choose 30-06 just for the M1, then built a bolt gun to match. I spin a 178gr A-Max down range at 2880fps. Your 308 would blow up, because its a 30-06 lite.
gas system on the nose keeps the recoil down.
And my favorite part of the Garand is:
Heck yeah! I love my Garand!
My Uncle Billy, a Marine who fought at the Battle of Khe Sanh, told me he trained with an M1 Garand before he was issued his M16. I was surprised to hear that, but I guess it wasn’t that uncommon in the 60’s to train Marines with Garands?
Anyway, when .308 was sold out at the local Academy right after the pandemic hit, there were still plenty of boxes of .30-06 on the shelves. I kick myself for not buying some now that pretty much all ammo is continuously picked clean at Academy.
The Marines had fits when the Garands/M14 were taken away for the M16. Thats why some took AKs.
My ole man was a 3 star CIB winner. (for you civies that means he was in WWII, Korea, and Nam).
He came home when they issued the M16.