RotoMetals2StainLess Steel MediaInline FabricationMidSouth Shooters Supply
Lee PrecisionGraf & SonsWidenersTitan Reloading

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 41 to 45 of 45

Thread: Garand purchase query

  1. #41
    Moderator

    ShooterAZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Posts
    4,113
    My J pet load for decades has been 46.5 gr of IMR 4064 with either the Hornady or Sierra 168 gr HPBT Match. LC cases and CCI No.34 primers. If I don't have the #34 I will use WLR. Am I reading that your new to you CMP Garand has a rubber buttplate?

  2. #42
    Boolit Master starnbar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    central florida
    Posts
    523
    Garands are **** good rifles got a couple of em myself my one son can clover leaf the springfield at 50 yards all day long.

  3. #43
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    san antonio, tx
    Posts
    885
    starnbar,

    Frankly, I'm surprised that the Armed Forces haven't pulled some out of depot storage & issued them to skilled marksmen for service in the mountains of Afghanistan.
    (The M4 is nearly worthless out past 400M.)


    Even now, I think that the scoped National Match Garand (as used by the 2nd most deadly US sniper of RVN) still would be VERY DEADLY, just as it was in the 1970s.

    yours, tex

  4. #44
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    san antonio, tx
    Posts
    885
    ShooterAZ,

    It's hard to find a better load than yours for general use with Garand rifles..

    Fwiw, I use NOTHING but Lake City once-fired cases (that I get FREE from a local Garand match shooter) for reforming into 9.3x62mm Mauser in the Model 760 that JES reformatted for me.
    (285 grains of .368 GCCB at 2,000 FPS will slay most any creature & certainly any game animal in the Western Hemisphere.)

    yours, tex

  5. #45
    Boolit Master
    georgerkahn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    South of the (Canada) border
    Posts
    742
    ShooterAZ: Yes-- I did in fact write that, while not writing my being either a bit blind or stupid or both . The buddy who drove came over for us to each check out the others' find, and it turns out that several manly wipes with a Shooters' Choice dampened paper towel -- took quite a few sheets -- removed all traces of what I thought was a rubber plate -- instead it being but a coating. Under it, complementing the brand new stock is a brand new METAL butt-plate, but it was indeed coated with a black, looks-like-rubber, coating. Stupid me thought it was a rubber plate -- now, happy I was wrong. My friend's IHC had original furniture, so no comparison with his. Our guess is, perhaps, a rust-preventative coating, and/or something to keep it standing for friction and/or scratch-prevention? Anyone's guess -- but I am ever so happy to "find" the "military" metal butt-plate. I sincerely apologize for wrong descriptive info -- while being delighted to learn it was wrong.
    geo

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check