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Old 12-04-2019, 06:22 PM
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Does anyone have experience or thoughts on these Hornady rounds, was told they were good to use for the Garand, have not shot any yet, box says 2910 FPS muzzle velocity.
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/100169901

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Old 12-04-2019, 07:59 PM
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Does anyone have experience or thoughts on these Hornady rounds, was told they were made for the Garand, have not shot any yet, box says 2910 FPS muzzle velocity.
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/100169901
Nothing wrong with those.
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Old 12-04-2019, 09:02 PM
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Does anyone have experience or thoughts on these Hornady rounds, was told they were good to use for the Garand, have not shot any yet, box says 2910 FPS muzzle velocity.
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/100169901
I've shot them and they work fine, but Remington core lokts shoot just as good for me and they're cheaper.
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:00 PM
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Remington core-lokts 150gr are what you seek...they are completely fine to shoot in the garand with stock gas screw as pretty much all commercial ammo is.

To the poster saying they were ejecting to 12 o'clock.... that's pretty much where they are supposed to go with a stock screw.
"as pretty much all commercial ammo is.

To the poster saying they were ejecting to 12 o'clock.... that's pretty much where they are supposed to go with a stock screw."

Boy, not one single statement above is true. No Garand expert here for sure. Know your facts before making blanket irresponsible statements like those.

The Remingtons are marginally fine but may eventually affect the longetivity of your rifle with extended use. The powder used is slower than recommended for Garand use. An equivalent to IMR/H4350.

Note: Velocity has nothing to do with whether ammo is or is not appropriate. Powder burn rate and the pressure pulse produced to the unregulated gas system does.

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Old 12-05-2019, 11:10 PM
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"as pretty much all commercial ammo is.

To the poster saying they were ejecting to 12 o'clock.... that's pretty much where they are supposed to go with a stock screw."

Boy, not one single statement above is true. No Garand expert here for sure. Know your facts before making blanket irresponsible statements like those.

The Remingtons are marginally fine but may eventually affect the longetivity of your rifle with extended use. The powder used is slower than recommended for Garand use. An equivalent to IMR/H4350.

Note: Velocity has nothing to do with whether ammo is or is not appropriate. Powder burn rate and the pressure pulse produced to the unregulated gas system does.
I'll agree to disagree...12 o'clock around 2 o'clock or so is where ejected cases should go..

Remington 150s pretty much are an identical pressure curve of M2 ball.... if its using 4350..show us that data.
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Old 12-06-2019, 10:53 AM
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The folks at Garand Gear instrumented a "gauged standard" Garand and ran a bunch of tests with a variety of .30-06 factory ammunition.
This is probably the best reference for ammunition and the Garand available. I highly recommend you bookkeep this website and look up whatever ammo you intend to use:
http://www.garandgear.com/m1-garand-ammunition

I use Quickload myself in working up ammunition for my Garands. I did a standard M2 Ball load and work my handloads to go below the port pressure calculated for M2. With a slower moving bullet such as a 180gr load I drop the pressure more.

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Old 12-06-2019, 11:26 AM
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The folks at Garand Gear instrumented a "gauged standard" Garand and ran a bunch of tests with a variety of .30-06 factory ammunition.
This is probably the best reference for ammunition and the Garand available. I highly recommend you bookkeep this website and look up whatever ammo you intend to use:
http://www.garandgear.com/m1-garand-ammunition

I use Quickload myself in working up ammunition for my Garands. I did a standard M2 Ball load and work my handloads to go below the port pressure calculated for M2. With a slower moving bullet such as a 180gr load I drop the pressure more.
Yep..which is why Remington 150grn corelokts are prfectly safe. GG data confirms this. Their data isn't perfect but it does give you some idea.
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Old 12-06-2019, 03:14 PM
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150gr Remington CoreLokts are a great hunting load for the M1. I load up on the 20 round boxes whenever they are on sale and/or Remington has a rebate program. Great brass for reloads and good accuracy. No need for an adjustable gas plug. Hundreds of rounds downrange and a few deer in the freezer!.

Pressure curve at the gas port is just about equal to M2 LC ball.


Good luck in the field!
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