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Old 07-11-2020, 04:24 PM
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I have a mix master H&R that I got via the DCM years ago. Today I decided to shoot it for the first time,full disclosure I was using federal 150 grain 30 06 not rated for M1 and aI was using a Schuster gas plug. My gun needed 15 clicks of elevation to be on the paper at 100 yards. This seems like a lot of clicks for 100 yards. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 07-11-2020, 04:38 PM
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with your garand
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Old 07-11-2020, 05:08 PM
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I have a mix master H&R that I got via the DCM years ago. Today I decided to shoot it for the first time,full disclosure I was using federal 150 grain 30 06 not rated for M1 and aI was using a Schuster gas plug. My gun needed 15 clicks of elevation to be on the paper at 100 yards. This seems like a lot of clicks for 100 yards. Any help is appreciated.
The "dedicated" Federal load is usually way more accurate than regular issue M2 ball, but velocity and pressures are way below most issue ammo. It was tabulated to be accurate, be relatively low fatigue on the rifle, and to operate a rifle in solid condition reliably.

By the way, this marriage between the M1 Garand rifle and M2 ball is artificial and unnatural. The original units following the conversion from .276 Pedersen Center fire to the much older ( and widely thought of in firearms circles as old-fashioned and obsolescent! ) were set for M1 ball with a heavier bullet, and the rifles are generally more consistent with bullets of greater heft and higher sectional density.

More directly:

15 clicks for that round is actually minimal. Issue ammo or Federal GM usually calls out about eleven.

In short, you're fine.

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Old 07-11-2020, 05:13 PM
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there is absolutely nothing wrong with your garand
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Old 07-11-2020, 05:57 PM
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Also: You don't need an adjustable gas plug for that ammo!
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Old 07-12-2020, 11:16 AM
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Thanks all. I used the adjustable plug because the Federal ammo I was shooting did not say on the boxes it was ok for use in the Garand. Better safe than sorry
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Old 07-14-2020, 02:19 AM
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Thanks all. I used the adjustable plug because the Federal ammo I was shooting did not say on the boxes it was ok for use in the Garand. Better safe than sorry
Usually, Federal will caution you if a round is not suitable for use in a gas gun.

However, more specifically, my reference was to their "dedicated" round.

The American Eagle 150-grain round is almost identical.
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