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    New CMP Expert delivered today!

    Finally can scratch the M1 off my bucket list.Ordered me a Expert Model M1 in 30-06 from CMP and it was delivered today.Gonna shoot those blasted J-Words to start and try Varget since i have so much of it on hand. She is a beauty! Watch the video by using the link below.

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    Congratulations! that is a beauty.
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    Thought cmp experts were .308 rebarelled
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig556r View Post
    Thought cmp experts were .308 rebarelled
    nope both 308 and 30-06

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    Be careful with Vargent. M-1 dotes on 4895 and 4064. You don't want a bent operating rod. Hornady's latest manual list M-1 specific loads.

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    GREAT!! Well done, enjoy the rattle gun
    What fun
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    Nice! Careful....sometimes one can lead to more!

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    Looks almost NIB. Wait...what do you mean you have "so much Varget on hand" (sic)

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    Nice looking rifle, should be a shooter!

    How long to get it after you sent the order in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzLeeBear View Post
    Nice looking rifle, should be a shooter!

    How long to get it after you sent the order in?
    26 days from the time i sent my packet to delivery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckiller View Post
    Be careful with Vargent. M-1 dotes on 4895 and 4064. You don't want a bent operating rod. Hornady's latest manual list M-1 specific loads.
    varget is perfectly suited for m1 loads. lots of new powders have been developed since imr 4064/4895 came along. how many bent operating rods have you seen...probably none.The head armorer at CMP says in 22 years he has seen maybe two. Its a shame this misinformation keeps getting spread as a common occurrence.Can it happen perhaps,does it happen frequently..no

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    Expert M1 308 Garand

    Those Experts are really nice. I opted for the 308 version since I already had an IHC in 30-06. My 308 is all Springfield with the exception of the Criterion barrel and a CMP walnut stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckiller View Post
    Be careful with Vargent. M-1 dotes on 4895 and 4064. You don't want a bent operating rod. Hornady's latest manual list M-1 specific loads.
    To elaborate further, you don't want to use powders that are slower burning than those two. It raises the port pressure and is harder on the oprod. The Scheuster adjustable gas plug works great on them BTW.

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    What does a CMP Expert Cost in .308 or .30-06? What does "Expert" mean?

    The OP stock looks kind of dry from the picture. I would rub in much linseed oil, if needed.

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    Last edited by Adam Helmer; 05-04-2022 at 08:11 PM.

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    hornady's M-1 match load uses Varget

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Helmer View Post
    What does a CMP Expert Cost in .308 or .30-06? What does "Expert" mean?

    The OP stock looks kind of dry from the picture. I would rub in much linseed oil, if needed.

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    When I purchased mine in January, the Experts were $1000. I understand they have gone up since then. Also the walnut stocks are unfinished and “dry”. I rubbed mine down with Tung oil and turpentine over several weeks. The picture is before any thing was applied.

    I assume Expert is a new grade the uses GI receiver and internals with commercial barrels and stock. If you want a pure shooter, this is the way to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grinch View Post
    When I purchased mine in January, the Experts were $1000. I understand they have gone up since then. Also the walnut stocks are unfinished and “dry”. I rubbed mine down with Tung oil and turpentine over several weeks. The picture is before any thing was applied.

    I assume Expert is a new grade the uses GI receiver and internals with commercial barrels and stock. If you want a pure shooter, this is the way to go.
    yes thats exactly what the experts are.they are beautiful rifles and are designed to be a shooter. I think they are a great deal for someone who wants a an american example of a great era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Helmer View Post
    What does a CMP Expert Cost in .308 or .30-06? What does "Expert" mean?

    The OP stock looks kind of dry from the picture. I would rub in much linseed oil, if needed.

    Adam
    From the CMP website:Click image for larger version. 

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