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Old 04-02-2012, 03:04 PM
stape1188 stape1188 is offline
 
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Default garand gear ported gas plug

has anyone used this? what do you think of it, and how did it perform? i like that it doesnt need to be adjusted like other gas plugs.

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Old 04-02-2012, 05:49 PM
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Are you speaking of the one for sale on Garand Gear?
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:54 PM
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I bought one from Garand Gear but I haven't tried it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:42 PM
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has anyone used this? what do you think of it, and how did it perform? i like that it doesnt need to be adjusted like other gas plugs.

thanks
This is a product that I sell. If you have any questions please let me know. I'm sure others that have used the item will chime in.

For a technical article on the product I do have this article up [Ported Gas Plug]

Eric
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:48 PM
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Eric is a standup guy to deal with, and the lubing tips for the M1 on his website are now my regular procedures.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:53 PM
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another +1 for ericc....his website is my first reference for most things Garand.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:24 PM
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I bought one from erric based on what others had written and his very comprehensive tech article. I haven't tried it yet, but I plan to in a few weeks when I head to West Texas with my grandsons.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:48 PM
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I have and have used both a GarandGear Ported Gas Plug as well as a Shuster adjustable gas screw. I alternate between 168gr SMK HPBT hand loads, HXP ball and commercial (150gr Rem CoreLokt, Win PowerPoint, Fed PowerShok and Am Eagle M1) ammunition.

The Shuster works as advertised, but I got tired of adjusting it whenever I switched ammo. Plus, when the Shuster needed to be removed, its set screw had to be removed first before the plug can be removed, thus potentially losing its setting.

Now, I use the GarandGear Ported Gas Plug exclusively with all of the above ammo.
Why?
1) I'm impressed by Ericc's web-published research on pressure curves and the effect of his plug on dampening peak pressure,
2) my M1 cycles fine with the ported plug and all the above-mentioned ammo over a wide range of temperatures,
3) I don't have to re-adjust an adjustable plug every time I switch ammo,
4) my M1 doesn't throw brass as far,
5) as a result I believe the ported plug causes less wear on my M1,
6) my Garand is as accurate if not more so with the ported plug.

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Old 04-02-2012, 11:09 PM
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After reading about his ported plug and communicating with Eric for about 6 months. I put his ported plug on two of my Garands, one Springfield and one HRA. I have experimented a little with Eric's plugs and original ones back and forth. I have shot ammo from 1943, HXP from 1970's and modern commercial in 150gr. and 180gr. I have not noticed any difference from the original plugs in about 300 rounds.

Sorry, didn't spend the money on an adjustable plug.

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Old 04-03-2012, 12:09 AM
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I just wish they would make one that is a single slot... It wouldnt be THAT hard would it?
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