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Old 10-07-2017, 11:39 PM
tankerG tankerG is offline
 
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Default Enbloc issues with .308 ammo

Been reading that .308 cases are ever so slightly wider than .30-06 cases, and that forces the enbloc sides out enough to sometimes prevent the cartridges from sliding out properly. Is this problem fixable by using well-used - or different manufacturer - clips? Or can one slightly sand/dremel the sides of the clip and shave off enough to accommodate the wider cases? In all other respects the rifle shoots and cycles fine.
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Old 10-08-2017, 03:05 AM
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I have a 7.62X51 rifle that I shoot occasionally and no difficulty whatsoever from the cartridge/enbloc.
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Old 10-08-2017, 04:37 AM
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Haven't seen that problem with mine either.
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Old 10-08-2017, 05:53 AM
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Try USGI en blocs, they should work just fine.
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Old 10-08-2017, 07:20 AM
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Have fired many 7.62mm NATO rounds in my M-1 Garand. It was rebarrelled by DGR. Have never had a problem. Have fired about as many handloads using all manner of brass, both commercial and USGI. Loads have been prepared using standard RCBS dies. Never had a problem. Will say the handloads have always been equal to the better quality ball ammo ... typically better. Would suggest if problems w/ feeding, etc. are experienced, first use USGI brass and full-length size rather than neck size. HTH. Sincerely. bruce.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:22 AM
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I have three .308 Garands and have never had a problem with feeding. The only issue that could happen is if the extractor groove on the case is narrow and you are using non-USGI clips that are designed for the large extractor groove.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:34 AM
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I have a Secretary of the Navy Trophy Award rifle in 7.62X51 (.308) w/ all the paperwork from Crane, IN. I don't think the Navy nor Springfield Armory would create a conversion if it wasn't going to work in standard enbloc clips. . Having said that, their first conversion with a 7.62x51 barrel sleeve didn't!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:35 AM
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Are you using JMO clips?
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Old 10-08-2017, 12:31 PM
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Bad clips WILL jam the 308 rifle yet work in a 06....tried it ...same Enblock that failed the 308 worked in the 06.... swapped to new Enblocks...forgot the name they are a contractor for CMP...runs fine... heavy park will also cause troubles.
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Old 10-08-2017, 01:16 PM
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Have a batch (25 or so) of various clips that are older/used. Also have a batch (25) that I bought from the CMP. Don't recall ever having this problem with the .308 tanker.

First round or two work fine, the next two usually won't strip off the clip, then the final four usually work fine. Figured the rifle was just new and "tight", and it might work itself out. After 200 rounds it's still doing the same thing. Performed the tilt test - passed with flying colors.

One clips had all eight rounds pop off properly. It's an older one, stamped SA on the base. Only one I have of that manufacturer.

I might take one or two clips and wire brush the park off - see if that helps.
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