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Old 09-08-2012, 11:50 PM   #1
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Any Garand owners or shooters on PFF?

I recently acquired my first Garand - an all matching Springfield Service Grade rifle in like new (arsenal refurbished) condition.

I must say that I resisted getting one of these because I didn't want to add an additional caliber to my ammo stock. I considered one chambered in 7.62x51 -- but decided to go with the traditional .30-06 offering.

After one short range session, I can say that this is going to be a new (and costly) habit in my gun hobby! What a great rifle!

Maybe we could get glassplus to put together a Garand combat course at his place... jj?
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:38 AM   #2
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Did you go CMP?

Pics or it didn't happen!
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:41 AM   #3
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It didn't happen, No Pics. It took me 2 hrs. to convince Bill that he need one. Should have seen the smile on his face when he finished shooting my old M-1.
Findley got Bill to spend some money. That was hard just my 1 cents jj
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:42 PM   #4
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Hurrah!

Your holding a piece of history! Always wanted one myself and after watching Band of Brothers and Saving Private Ryan movies, I just had to have one.

ShootinStars (Rick) sold me one of his and I'm forever grateful to him.

Sayin this just in case: Don't shoot commercial ammo in the Garand because it can bend the operating rod.
A bit of internet research keeps bearing this out.

The Escambia River Gun Club has a military service rifle competition in any month that has 5 sundays. September will be the next shoot.


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I'm inviting you, so come on out and shoot with us!!!
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:08 PM   #5
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I love my Garrand all matching serial #'s Springfield Armory. I hate to admit that I have not shot it yet, I got it days before I deployed. I've had a Winchester M1 carbine for years but I've always wanted a Garrand. My uncle sold it to me for a price I coldn't turn down and a price well worth the a$$ chewing I received from the Mrs....I plan on shooting it very soon though. Definately will shoot in the service rifle comp soon after I get moved out that way...
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Hornady makes a 150gr V-max load that has a velocity similar to M2 ball that should be safe to shoot.
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The Escambia River Gun Club has a military service rifle competition in any month that has 5 sundays. September will be the next shoot.

I'm inviting you, so come on out and shoot with us!!!
Man - I'd love to shoot in that! I need to get a good zero first. Mine arrives by FedEx on Tuesday, but I'm working through Saturday... Maybe the following week I can get some range time in.
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Hornady makes a 150gr V-max load that has a velocity similar to M2 ball that should be safe to shoot.
Had a feeling you were on top of it.
Should'da known!
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:29 PM   #9
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Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, ping !

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Old 09-09-2012, 11:19 PM   #10
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I have one. A Springfield built in 1955 that I got from the CMP. Still haven't shot it yet.
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