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Old 04-21-2021, 12:59 PM
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Default CMP Warning on Ammo

Does anyone know if there had been an increase in accidents with"high pressure" ammo to cause the CMP to send out yesterday's warnings? I know that in the past, high number M1903's and all A3's had less of an issue due to the gas port restrictions on M1's. That said a M1903a3 and 180 grain Remington Core-Lokt is not a fun day of sighting in.

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Old 04-21-2021, 01:43 PM
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Does anyone know if there had been an increase in accidents with"high pressure" ammo to cause the CMP to send out yesterday's warnings?
I wondered the same when I got the e-mail. I suspect it may just be a response to a couple of recent threads here on the forum asking about whether modern ammo is safe to use.
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Old 04-21-2021, 02:14 PM
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That said a M1903a3 and 180 grain Remington Core-Lokt is not a fun day of sighting in.
Even M2 Ball in an 03 is punishing compared to an M1.
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Old 04-21-2021, 02:26 PM
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Even M2 Ball in an 03 is punishing compared to an M1.
huh?
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Old 04-21-2021, 02:40 PM
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Funny they didn't even mention the 1917.
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Old 04-21-2021, 02:49 PM
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Even M2 Ball in an 03 is punishing compared to an M1.
03A3 is 1 1/2 pound lighter than the M1. I don't really find the recoil punishing but I'm used to 45/70 in a Ruger No.3.
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Old 04-21-2021, 02:51 PM
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Funny they didn't even mention the 1917.
Thought the 1917 is the strongest of the bunch.
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Old 04-21-2021, 05:14 PM
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Does anyone know if there had been an increase in accidents with"high pressure" ammo to cause the CMP to send out yesterday's warnings? I know that in the past, high number M1903's and all A3's had less of an issue due to the gas port restrictions on M1's. That said a M1903a3 and 180 grain Remington Core-Lokt is not a fun day of sighting in.

Dave
I while back there was a thread on the Garand forum about shooting Modern Ammo. I can't find the thread now. It appears to have been removed. There is opposing viewpoint about the safety of modern ammo loads. This e-mail may be the CMP's view on the mater.
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Old 04-21-2021, 05:19 PM
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Thought the 1917 is the strongest of the bunch.
True, if you exploded one of those things, well.... that action is strong.

Itís been rechanbered for some stout cartridges at times.
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Old 04-21-2021, 06:54 PM
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Default M1 Garand Ammo (Another Opinion)

I take no stance on whether or not you should use any ammunition you are uncomfortable with. I first fired this amazing Cal 30 M1 in 1963 during a field day in high school for ROTC. I have had many opportunities since then and my experiences and opinions are the same as the author of this article.

In those years I have actually seen several firearms destroyed while shooting. Without exception, the cause was determined to be something other than factory loaded ammunition properly used. One shotgun was destroyed when a shooter fired a 12 ga gun with a 20 ga shell lodged in the barrel. Again, nothing wrong with the ammo.

Anyway, read the article and take away what you will. Better to have more information that less.

https://thegca.org/wp-content/upload...ts-vs-Myth.pdf
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