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Old 10-11-2017, 09:22 PM
bruce bruce is offline
 
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Do not own a M-1 Special grade in .308 Win. Do have a Danish M-1 that was sent to DGR for a rebarrel in .308 Win. and a trigger job. In a nicely fitted stock it will keep 10 rounds inside of 2 1/8 inches firing prone at 100 yds. using a sandbag under my forearm. HTH. Sincerely. bruce.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:33 PM
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Rich, I think you would be very happy with one. Received my first one in June of this year. Wanted to get one when they were available a couple years ago then they went out of stock. Had actually decided to have one of my 06's rebarrelled to 308 but couldn't decide which one, then they showed for sale again. Immediately ordered one. Up to this point it is the most accurate out of the box M1 I've received. Off the bench at 100 it shot a 2 1/2", 16 round group. Now to some folks that's not all that good but I thought, with a new M1 that I did nothing to except clean and grease it was pretty darn good. No woodwork, no trigger work, no fitting or fiddling whatsoever. That was with MEN 2016 147 grain ball. I'm confident that some handloads will improve this some. Needless to say glad I blew the $1030 on it. It's a hoot to shoot and when you get the chance to outshine the fella on the next bench with the 20x scoped .223 it'll make your day. I gotta go find some donuts ��
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:33 PM
Smf834 Smf834 is offline
 
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Run, don’t walk to get a 308 Garand. I think all the other 06 Garands in my safe are jealous because the 308 is almost always the first one i grab. It is soft shooting, inherently accurate, easy on the pocket, what more you want?

On the flip side, if you intend to shoot pass 500 yd, it will take some reloads, and some practice to know your up click, but i think you will really enjoy the experience.
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:53 PM
lapriester lapriester is offline
 
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As a Special all you'll really need to do is fit the stock to make it the most accurate Garand you own barring ownership of a NM. I have the best of both. A 308 Garand with all the possible NM mods done. Clean prone and rapid prone targets are the norm. Even with cheapo white box Federal M80 ammo it shoots 2 MOA or better.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:12 AM
Tennboy Tennboy is offline
 
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I don't have a Special, but my built-up Navy Mk2 Mod1 gets 8 rounds in 2-1/2" @ 100 yds on a good day with USGI surplus. (Too bad my 68-year-old bifocaled eyes don't have as many "good days" as they used to. ) I'll bet I can get a better group or better consistency with handloads, as I get the same groups with a high-condition .30-'06 Garand with casually (volume) loaded hand loads.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:15 PM
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I recently built up a 308 from a poor shooting 30-06. Criterion barrel and the best fitting stock I had on hand. Best to spec op rod and gas cylinder, good trigger and all parts checked and everything snug that should be.
My first day out the 1st 10 rounds where 3moa
With a mild load of Varget and nosler 168s.
I'm sure with a nice stock and a little work on my load I can get it down to 2moa with out much effort. The thing is my skills are not getting better as I shoot less and also seeing less.
I will be shooting my first cmp modern military with it in Nov and can't wait to see how I do.
I'm trying to beat my best score on the as issued rifle the last 2 matches of the year...need to top a 277 5x.
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Old 10-14-2017, 10:17 AM
ceresco ceresco is offline
 
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Your CMP class will be "Unlimited M1 Garand". Modern Military, class B does not include M1s. Additionally, MM rifles must be "as issued". Good Shooting. ...
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Old 10-14-2017, 11:10 AM
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Your CMP class will be "Unlimited M1 Garand". Modern Military, class B does not include M1s. Additionally, MM rifles must be "as issued". Good Shooting. ...
I will try and find it but I believe they are now allowing 308 garands in modern military.
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Old 10-15-2017, 12:11 AM
Headspace Headspace is offline
 
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Your CMP class will be "Unlimited M1 Garand". Modern Military, class B does not include M1s. Additionally, MM rifles must be "as issued". Good Shooting. ...
Shot my navy barreled 7.62mm M1 at the Vermont games ok'd by the armor at check in and asked Mr. Johnson directly good to go for MM
No match mods,sights,bedding etc.....
And it's about time !!!

BM59 and its variants are allowed as well

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Old 10-15-2017, 04:44 AM
nf1e nf1e is offline
 
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I brought a .308 special back from Camp Perry last year and without doing any fancy mods, it is doing right around 2 moa with most anything I feed her. Can't say I shoot it a lot as I tend to be drawn to the M14 and precision bolt rifles.
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