• Reloading for M1 Garand

    From Weatherman@VERT/TLCBBS to All on Sat Apr 4 10:31:07 2020
    Hey all... Regarding the M1 Garand with original operating rod and gas plug, what are some of your favorite handloading recipes? Commercially loaded M2 ball
    equivalents are difficult to find locally and while I know of several online sources, I figure I might as well roll my own, so to speak. My reloading manual
    doesn't list Garand specific loads for .30-06, it merely provides a proviso to reduce powder charges by one or two grains. That just doesn't seem specific enough for me. I also realize I can search the interweb for favored loads but figured I'd include our shooters here on Dove-Net.

    Cheers!
    -==*>Weatherman<*==-

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  • From Preem Palver@VERT/SECFOUND to Weatherman on Sat Apr 4 15:57:00 2020
    Weatherman wrote to All <=-

    Hey all... Regarding the M1 Garand with original operating rod
    and gas plug, what are some of your favorite handloading recipes?
    Commercially loaded M2 ball
    equivalents are difficult to find locally and while I know of
    several online sources, I figure I might as well roll my own, so
    to speak. My reloading manual
    doesn't list Garand specific loads for .30-06, it merely provides
    a proviso to reduce powder charges by one or two grains. That
    just doesn't seem specific enough for me. I also realize I can
    search the interweb for favored loads but figured I'd include our
    shooters here on Dove-Net.

    I haven't reloaded for the Garand, but hope to one day. I've been
    using the Greek HXP stuff that the CMP sells, it's old surplus and
    works great.



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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to WEATHERMAN on Sun Apr 5 13:14:00 2020
    doesn't list Garand specific loads for .30-06, it merely provides a proviso to >reduce powder charges by one or two grains. That just doesn't seem specific >enough for me. I also realize I can search the interweb for favored loads but >figured I'd include our shooters here on Dove-Net.

    Not sure, but the M1 Garand is on my "want to buy but cannot afford" list
    and has been for a while. :)


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  • From Moondog@VERT/CAVEBBS to Weatherman on Mon Apr 6 10:38:00 2020
    Re: Reloading for M1 Garand
    By: Weatherman to All on Sat Apr 04 2020 10:31 am

    Hey all... Regarding the M1 Garand with original operating rod and gas plug, what are some of your favorite handloading recipes? Commercially loaded M2 ball
    equivalents are difficult to find locally and while I know of several online sources, I figure I might as well roll my own, so to speak. My reloading manual
    doesn't list Garand specific loads for .30-06, it merely provides a proviso reduce powder charges by one or two grains. That just doesn't seem specific enough for me. I also realize I can search the interweb for favored loads b figured I'd include our shooters here on Dove-Net.

    Cheers!
    -==*>Weatherman<*==-

    I don't put much faith into others pet loads, especiually when dealing with firearms known to require a reduced load such as the M1. Hornady and Sierra provide load data with start and max load levels for the M1. Start at he low end, and build your way up, looking for pressure signs. Also look into ladder
    or node testing for precision.

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