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    Operating rod question.

    What is more desirable for someone that just wants to shoot his M1 and is not a collector, a cut op-rod or an uncut op-rod? Can a cut operating rod handle higher pressures without cracking? Are all M1 Garands restricted to lower pressure rounds because of their operating rod?

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    Look at it this way--WWII was won with millions of un-cut op rods. I have both kinds on my rifles. You're worrying about a non-issue. Just use M1 specific ammo and you'll be fine. FAR more important are the piston and tab dimensions.
    Jon
    Last edited by TJT; 09-29-2018, 05:17 PM.

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      #3
      It would depend on how much shooting you plan on doing. The reason for the half moon cut was to reduce stress on the 90-degree angle. With a cut, it's one continuous line. If you only want a shooter and not looking for a more collectable piece, the cut op rod will be a safer option, at least from you wallet's sake. If it cracks, you'll need to get another and that only supports the need for the cut. If you have one with a cut, use it and it will be fine. The uncut rod will also be fine but with shooting and with it's age, you run a risk of cracking. For a shooter, cut is better. Collector piece, uncut.

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