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    Any Advice on .308 Garands?

    I'm thinking of building up an M1 rifle chambered in .308, but just wanted to see if anyone out there has any advice they can share on the subject.
    Thanks!!
    Welcome to the Addiction!

    #2
    I built one up from the Italian "Tipo 2"Parts,and I absolutely love it.I don't even notice the recoil,not that the full size is bad!

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      #3
      My Navy Garand is my favorite Garand to shoot and one of my most accurate. Its one of the Garands I will always hold onto



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        #4
        Originally posted by Jersey Devil View Post
        I'm thinking of building up an M1 rifle chambered in .308, but just wanted to see if anyone out there has any advice they can share on the subject.
        Thanks!!
        If you build it, they will come. Oops, my bad....meant to say you won't regret it.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Orlando View Post
          My Navy Garand is my favorite Garand to shoot and one of my most accurate. Its one of the Garands I will always hold onto



          She's a beauty!

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            #6
            Originally posted by Jersey Devil View Post
            I'm thinking of building up an M1 rifle chambered in .308, but just wanted to see if anyone out there has any advice they can share on the subject.
            Thanks!!
            More accurate, less recoil, more forgiving ammo wise, so more ammo is available that is appropriate (almost anything is good except Hornady Superperformance). There is no downside unless you intend to shoot in as-issued competition where a 308 M1 is not usually allowed. The best part is that all you have to do to make the change is change the barrel.

            My Navy (Laminated stock) and my NM in 308. The target is a typical 100 yard grouping from the 308 NM. The flyers on the target were the shots I took to initially zero the rifle. The 11 or so in the middle were the last group of shots I took before putting it away satisfied. But, remember that rifle is fully NM modified and not anything close to standard configuration. Fully bedded and relieved stock, handguards unitized, glued, screwed and floated, the gas cylinder modified, NM sights, trigger work, built with virtually all NIW parts and a Criterion barrel.
            Last edited by lapriester; 04-08-2017, 02:53 PM.

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              #7
              Originally posted by lapriester View Post

              ammo...that is appropriate (almost anything is good except Hornady Superperformance).
              I've never heard of this or seen this ammo, probably because I live way out in BFE, is it a "light magnum" type and that's why it is not appropriate?
              m14brian

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                #8
                Originally posted by m14brian View Post

                I've never heard of this or seen this ammo, probably because I live way out in BFE, is it a "light magnum" type and that's why it is not appropriate?
                m14brian
                http://www.hornady.com/store/308-Win...Superformance/

                https://www.midwayusa.com/product/49...-sst-box-of-20

                It's an ammo strictly designed and produced to get the most velocity as possible from the ammo. They even use a proprietary produced, very slow burning powder to achieve it. I've tried some in my 204 Ruger AR15 and it was some of the most inaccurate ammo I've ever shot in it (2-3 MOA when it shoots sub MOA with everything else) and very, very hot. Not what I would consider appropriate ammo for any gas gun, except maybe a commercial metered gas system rifle, let alone an M1. I say that even though a 308 M1 will handle about any ammo you put in it except heavies above 175gr. Much more forgiving, ammo wise, than a 30-06 M1.
                Last edited by lapriester; 04-08-2017, 11:05 PM.

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                  #9
                  I say go for it!!! you won't be dissatisfied.. The .308 version is super flexible, the added barrel length, sight radius and a gas port that's super forward makes for a very soft shooter.

                  And I'm in the same boat as Orlando, mine isn't going anywhere........

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                    #10
                    Well worth it. I bought a CMP Special in 308. Good groups as I can do with open sights with PMC hard ball. Then took it to Florida to take a 160lb hog with a hand loaded 165 grain round nose bullet. If “assault rifles” are ever banned this will be one of my “go to” rifles

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                      #11
                      I was a collector and shooter for years and while I have sold-off or given away the collectable M1's to younger people I kept my competition M1 built for me by the guys at Orion 7 back in the late 1960's with super fine competition features like; a new commercial American walnut stock, a bedded and floated Krieger barrel chambered for the .308 cartridge, and with a match trigger and sights. The data back then indicated the .308 scored somewhat better than the 30-06; I expect this is still the case.
                      ol

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                        #12
                        My M1 Garand in .308 is a very accurate and mild shooting rifle, almost no recoil. Since .30-06 is more expensive than .308, the .308 gets the most use.

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