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Old 05-02-2021, 06:27 PM
adh2 adh2 is offline
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Default 7mm Garand Poll

If you were to barrel a M1 in 7mm, would you choose 7x57 Mauser or 7mm-08?
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Old 05-02-2021, 06:41 PM
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Old 05-02-2021, 06:41 PM
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Old 05-02-2021, 06:44 PM
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7x57mm, simply because of ammo availability.
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Old 05-02-2021, 07:47 PM
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7x57, because 7mm-08 isnít too much different than 7.62mm, and 7x57 is just a cool classic!
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Old 05-02-2021, 08:56 PM
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I'd go with the 7mm-08. Short powder column helps with accuracy and compact case means high load density. Common head size means no problems w/ M-1 bolt face or extractor, especially given the normally larger groove on .308 type brass. JMHO. Sincerely. bruce.
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Old 05-02-2021, 09:29 PM
Leonardski Leonardski is offline
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My vote is for 7mm-08. Lots of 7mm bullets for reloading. Ditto in the comparison to .308 cartridge characteristics. Plus, that is a standard hunting caliber in our household.

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Old 05-02-2021, 10:26 PM
jimthompson502002 jimthompson502002 is offline
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Did it in 7x57. Same ballistics, easier round to find on the open market (albeit in the current lunatic propaganda environment, NOTHING is "easy to find"), way over a century of bullet and load data, and it's basically the same ballistics, albeit not quite as efficient.

Blarney to the contrary, the common case head Mauser derived before 1890 is the very reason so much current ammo, including all of these, the .30/06, .308. .45 A.C.P., 7.92x57 JSs, and so on--utilize the same span and approximate extractor setup. Yes, despite the hogwash to the contrary, every firearms designer on the planet knew all about it and had specimens. That's why the en bloc clips would be absolutely identical.

Mine was ridiculously accurate even before I bedded it.

It IS true that the .308 based former wildcat is very similar to Garand's .276 Pedersen Center Fire, which was truly the original M1 cartridge, and vastly more modern and efficient than the M1906 .30 caliber to which it was re-dedicated when the Army Chief of Staff insisted the new rifle be able to gobble up the millions of rounds of WWI-vintage ammo still in storage ca.1932.

Mine was done on a 7mm. heavy Douglas blank left over from some other project. By the way, the narrower bore automatically becomes a more stable/rigid barrel.

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Old 05-02-2021, 10:26 PM
Ironsight01 Ironsight01 is offline
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What about a .280 Remington a 30-06 necked down to 7mm.
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Old 05-03-2021, 12:15 PM
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Default Not Sure

It looks to me like there is about 50/50 in terms of which would be the best. Seems to depend on previous experience. Very neat idea though.
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