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Good Factory Garand ammo

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by SMS, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. SMS

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    i know what’s out there on the market but I’m looking for personal reviews from folks who’ve actually run commercial ammo in their stock Garands.

    What have you used, accuracy, similarity to M2 ball ballistics, cleanliness etc?
     
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    With this device from Garand Gear you can run any ammo you want in your M1. I bought it for mine just to protect it.
    http://www.garandgear.com/ported-gas-plug.html

    I've used Remington Core-lock in mine, worked fine. Best accuracy was with some handloaded ammo.
     
  3. SMS

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    Thanks for that. I'm looking for feedback on the current options on the market that match M2 ball ballistics/trajectory.
     
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    SMS a single stage press setup for one caliber won't break the bank and it'll return your investment pretty quickly.

    IMR-4895 is THE powder you'll need. H4895 works great too, but IMR is exactly what the military used. The rest is easy. Bullets, primers and brass, which you probably have some of.
     
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    I have not as I have not owned a garand in about ten years or go. Glocktogo bought mine.
     
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    On several garand forums, multiple users reported that Remington 150gn Cor-lockt shoots nearly identical to M2 ammo, gives excellent accuracy and is perfectly safe for Garands. The great thing about that is that this ammo is available dang near anywhere that sells ammo.
     
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    Had some GI M2 ball ammo for sale in the classifieds ;)
     
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    I saw that! I was tempted but couldn't pull off a drive to Tulsa right now....I love that HXP.
     

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