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    Post-War Newbie

    Hello,

    I know all of jack and hockey sticks about Garands that I didn't find on google. I have a 5.9 million and change serial number post war (judging by bore and gauges pretty sure it's unissued) with a bit of a worn stock (drill rifle maybe?).

    Couple of questions for the gurus, my rear sight block has flat head screws and not the thumb screws I've seen on other Garands, am I missing a couple pieces or is that an aftermarket sight key?
    2) Is battle sight 100 or 200 yards? Also, are the flatheads on my rear sight block tension screws so I can reset my BDC and windage marker to gauge zero after I finish zeroing my rifle? I'm like 2 3/4 bars left on the windage scale and the 0 mark on my BDC dial is burried about 1/4 below the mark and it's shooting about 6 inches low. I'd rather not futz with sights that I can ge a good holdover with and hit bullseye until I get some advice from people who actually shoot these rifles.

    I do have about 300 rounds through her at 100 yards and my holdover is 6 inches high and 2 inches right for bullseye.

    That is with 203gr greek surplus, is the BDC callibrated for 150gr or 203gr rounds?



    #2
    Got 2 cans of 203gr Greek in clips with my rifle

    It's what I've been shooting with
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      #3
      Hum..... post war rifle have a slot screw on elevation and windage knob. Post pictures of your sight

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        #4
        M1 rifle sights don't have a BDC. They have elevation yardage marks.
        Too much "black rifle" in your past. One should learn the correct nomenclature.
        Just sayin'...
        Jon
        Last edited by TJT; 01-21-2022, 07:55 PM.

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          #5
          My guess is the rifle has the T105E rear sight and the referenced "flat-head" screws are the stock "pan-head" screws.
          Jon

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            #6
            I suggest you purchase a copy of Army Field manual FM 23-5. It's a wealth of information.

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              #7
              Originally posted by TJT View Post
              M1 rifle sights don't have a BDC. They have elevation yardage marks.
              Too much "black rifle" in your past. One should learn the correct nomenclature.
              Just sayin'...
              Jon
              That's a fair point, I'm coing in off of SKS and AR platform rifles, I don't meant to offend. I'm just used to seeing range markers on my sight blocks and being able to find easy calibration. I'm a newbie so I don't know if it's 203gr or 150gr .

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                #8
                Originally posted by Orlando View Post
                Hum..... post war rifle have a slot screw on elevation and windage knob. Post pictures of your sight
                Sorry about the delay, I work on drill rigs so my time with internet access is very very limited and expensive.
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                  #9
                  I will freely admit I'm a black rifle guy, I didn't mean any offense coming here, I have very very limited free time and I like shooting tourneys and the M1has been a dream rifle since I was like 9 or 10. I've been lusting after one for 20 years. I just want the best sight and load dope so I can go out and shoot it. I'm not a history buff outside of Korea and a few of the ancillary countries that purchased Garands. I just want to shoot one for all it's worth.

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                  Last edited by DumpsterDriver; 01-25-2022, 12:53 AM.

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                  #10
                  Nothing wrong with your rear sight. Its the later T105 Post War version

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                    #11
                    Originally posted by DumpsterDriver View Post
                    I will freely admit I'm a black rifle guy, I didn't mean any offense coming here, I have very very limited free time and I like shooting tourneys and the M1has been a dream rifle since I was like 9 or 10. I've been lusting after one for 20 years. I just want the best sight and load dope so I can go out and shoot it. I'm not a history buff outside of Korea and a few of the ancilliary countries that purchased garands. I just
                    want to shoot one for all it's worth.
                    No offense taken on my part. Glad to see you intend to use yours. The Garand is an excellent shooter and a good utility rifle if you get used to the weight. I use mine for competition, hunting and just wandering my large property.
                    The thief may possess something he stole, but he does not own it.
                    The owner has a right to take his property back from the thief.

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                      #12
                      HXP is most likely 150gr.

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                        #13
                        Originally posted by Smokey View Post

                        No offense taken on my part. Glad to see you intend to use yours. The Garand is an excellent shooter and a good utility rifle if you get used to the weight. I use mine for competition, hunting and just wandering my large property.
                        It's replaced my AR-15s as my truck gun. Best rifle I've ever owned. Outside of a couple of bull barrel .22lrs it's my most accurate rifle shooting prone. I have a new religion.

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                          #14
                          Originally posted by 1563621 View Post
                          HXP is most likely 150gr.
                          Pulled
                          5 random cases from my cans, it's a 203 hardball. If my sight is callibrated for 150s I'll switch suppliers and start buying turkish ammo.
                          Last edited by DumpsterDriver; 01-28-2022, 08:21 PM.

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                            #15
                            Originally posted by 1563621 View Post
                            HXP is most likely 150gr.
                            also over a chrony it's mean average 2450 ish range is from 2200 and change to about 2800 and change with a bias to the hotter end. Out of every 3 clips I get 2 fliers with this ammo and I'm pretty sure it's the pud loads.

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