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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Old 10-16-2017, 01:15 AM
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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
How did you meet the 8.5# weight limit in MM with an M1. Of do they waive that for M1's?
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Old 10-16-2017, 10:05 AM
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How did you meet the 8.5# weight limit in MM with an M1. Of do they waive that for M1's?
No weight specs in the current rule book for 308/7.62 M1 Garand. My rifle was checked for trigger pull and the barrel an sights were inspected. Now if I had been the high score for the MM match I'm sure further inspection would have taken place but, I had no need to worry about that.....
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