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Old 10-11-2017, 08:19 AM
rich56 rich56 is offline
 
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Default Accuracy of M1 Special 308

I've been toying with the idea of buying a M1 Special grade in 308. Knowing that they are not benchrest rifles, I'd like to know what kind of groups owners out there are getting with their rifles off sand bags, knapsacks, bench or what ever.
BTW I do know what the best Garands are capabable of. I own a inherited Type I National Match that shoots unbelievable but I'm keeping in best condition to hand down. They can shoot better than I can hold. Thats what I'm looking for.
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:11 PM
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Depends on what level of work you want to put into the rifle to get accuracy . My .308 rifle has but 120 rds through it..had to Iron out some small issues at first ( 40 rds worth...EnBlock jumping on the 4th or 5th rd) the rest have been 2 to 3 Inch with USGI while box ball M80 at 100yds. Expect to do some minor wood fitting on your new rifle...and change every spring in it. Anyway, thats mine. Shot to 300 yds and hit the 12 inch plate 5 out of 8 after a few sighters.
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:32 PM
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Default Thats what I want to hear

I have the books, can get the tools, think I have the skill, was a machinist 30 years. Did my share of wood too. Understant fit and tolerances. When it counts I have no problem handloading. Gotta decide to pull the trigger on it.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:06 PM
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Rich56.... its Near Christmas....buy it. If you have a Sig 226 in good shape Ill buy it.... more then halfway way paid for then...I Solved your troubles.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:02 PM
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What's a donut-stuffer? Is it not OK to get a 50yd zero before going out to 100? Just asking.

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Old 10-11-2017, 09:31 PM
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What's a donut-stuffer? Is it not OK to get a 50yd zero before going out to 100? Just asking.
Aren't you glad you asked now.......
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:41 PM
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Thanks for the info. However, it told me just a little more than I really wanted to know.
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:11 PM
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Default LOL Thanks for the laugh Yo BUT!

YO ! In a kinder gentler way I kinda agree. I did say I understand a Garand is not a bench gun. That said. I requested info on best rested groups with your best ammo. I'd like to know the rifles capabilities. If I get the rifle it will be shot for fun and matches at up to the 300 yds I have available easy driving distance
.PS. I don't put down any senior on the bench. My shooting partners have included my dad (a WWII Navy vet), uncle (post Korea Army) and a D-day vet.
Young lead butts .... open game
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:22 PM
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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, 10:33 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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