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andrew chadwick

M1 garand Ammo

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I recently purchased an M1 garand I intend to use it for target shooting, as well as for deer. I am looking to pick up some mil surplus rounds, or at least some rounds that are cheap enough to burn through 100 at a time.

Idealy I want 150grain ammo to put through it beacuse any higher is not good for the rifle.

What do people recomend. I will not use corosive ammo.

-chadwick

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You are probably looking for some M2 Ball ammo. This is loaded with a 152 grain FMJ bullet. There is some US made surplus available but most of the surplus you will find will be foriegn made. Malayasia makes this round still, the cases are brass with berdan primers and non corrisive primers. If you perfer european manufacture look for Sellier And Bellot.

You can find some good deals on occasion from places like Cheaper than dirt, Sportsmans Guide, Midway USA, and some of the other online retailers. Another online option would be the auction site Gunroker.

Right now you can get 400 rounds of korean made M2 from Midway USA for $100 plus shipping. Product #: 355671

This is brass cased and boxer primed which means if you police your brass you could reload the ammo or sell the brass to a reloader. You can find some ammo cheaper but with a berdan primer which is not reloadable.

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Lucky duck, I am jealous....nothing to add really, those sights listed above are what I would recommend. Maybe also check out a few local gun shows.....as far as the reloading goes, If you are looking at running 100 or so at a time, I would seriously consider starting to reload. That way you can control what you are feeding your new baby. Some day I too will own a M1 Garand...I am just not sure in which lifetime that will be

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