I finally bought my dream rifle

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I’ve always wanted an M1 Garand since I was a teenager, I finally got my hands on one(sure it needs a little TLC, but I’m going to enjoy that)

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#2

Very nice!

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#3

Cool, one of the best battle rifles of all time.

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#4

sexy

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#5

Imam not a milsurp guy by any means but but if I ver get any it would be that rifle. I have been allowed to shoot one once before and it was really nice.

Nice piece of history there.

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#6

Mil surp rifles used to be cheap and even decent not too long ago, but now it’s another story. Used to buy a springfield 03 for couple hundred at most.

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#7

Restoring them is the best part.

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#8

Very nice @DefenderBros! I would love to shoot one since I know I’ll never be able to buy one. It’s current value is too high for my budget.

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#9

Very nice!

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#10

Thank you! Havent shot it yet, looking forward to hearing that ping!

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#11

Thats one sexy assualt rifle :+1:

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#12

Very nice! Make sure to use the correct ammo…if it’s too hot you can bend the op rod.
I had one for a while and really enjoyed it…shouldn’t have let it go…

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#13

Jealous for sure.

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#14

That is one nice rifle. I also want to own one some day.

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#15

I’d heard alot of commercial ammo on the market can damage the OP rod, got any suggestions?

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#16

Obviously the old surplus stuff is best…but it is now hard to come by and very expensive. Federal makes a load specifically for the Garand:

And there is hand loading as well. There are gas valves out there that are supposed to reduce the pressure of more of the commercial ammo down to a level that will not damage the rifle…but I never ran any of them, so I can’t really comment on how well they work.
The chamber pressure is really what you’re concerned with. If you can find ammo that has a chamber pressure rated the same, or close to the same as the original then you’re good to go…not always easy to find those specs though. Reloading/hand loading is easier to control since the specs are usually published.
IIRC there was a hunting load by Remington I used to run…I’ll have to see if I can find that info and provide it to you…it’s been a while lol!

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#17

Here is a search on ammoseek for garand ammo. It comes up with several options at different retailers.
https://ammoseek.com/ammo/30-06?ikw=garand

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#18

Great link!

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