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Old 02-11-2019, 03:08 PM
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20 round box of 30-06 Springfield 180 Grain FMJ Ammo By Sellier & Bellot, has anyone tried these in their garand good or bad? thanks
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:13 PM
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Does the box specifically say that it is for use in Garands?
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:16 PM
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:17 PM
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I have shot tons of all kinds of ammo in 50 years thur my Garand never had a problem just looking to see if its a good target round
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Old 02-22-2019, 07:59 PM
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20 round box of 30-06 Springfield 180 Grain FMJ Ammo By Sellier & Bellot, has anyone tried these in their garand good or bad? thanks
I use the S&B 150 gr. Ammo. It is engineered for these old rifles and shoots nice tight groups consistently. Usually get it from MidwayUSA.
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Old 02-22-2019, 11:38 PM
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S&B 150gr was a joy for me. Even with old eyes and no muscle memory - was able to do this on the 200yd target late Jan 2019 at TMP.

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Old 02-23-2019, 07:52 AM
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That's really nice shooting. I have just purchased the correct targets to start shooting 200 yds plus and hoping I can match that.
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:44 PM
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It would take something really horrible to damage your rifle in a mere 20 rounds.

Moroever, I shot S&B for over a decade before it became common, mainly in my .308 Garands, but also in .30/06, without a belch. That includes 180-grain.

Also shot Finnish and German commercial with 180+ grain bullets without damage, albeit recoil stiffens.

The literature is right. Rumors are just homeless blarney.

AND NO, bullets over 150 grains are not "forbidden". The M1 was re-designed around M1 ball with its nominal 173 grain projectile and far slower powder than anything commercially loaded now.

Facts are facts. And the valid literature is valid. Anecdotes are unauthenticated tales, unless witnessed and supported and verified and corroborated. Even then....
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:27 PM
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Seems to me 180 gr. is pushing the op rod and springs. You can smooth out the pulse with this plug. http://www.garandgear.com/ported-gas-plug.html
Also look at the testing they have done with assorted commercial ammo from the main page.
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Old 03-20-2019, 07:42 PM
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The CMP M1 manual says that you can shoot up to 180grn bullets.

No special gas plug needed.
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