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Old December 20th, 2016, 03:31 PM   #16
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Nice looking rifle, groups are pretty typical.

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Old December 20th, 2016, 03:38 PM   #17
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Nice looking rifle, groups are pretty typical.
I've always been a 'C' student.

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Old December 31st, 2016, 11:27 AM   #18
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A Garand is definitely on my list. Yours is a beaut. I hope you don't mind if I covet it until I get my own.

I had hoped to acquire an M1 from CMP. On a drive to Chicago, I even made a recon pitstop at Camp Perry. I joined DCFS (a SEPA range) a few years ago, partly because they were a CMP affiliate. In the past year or so DCFS appears to have been dropped from CMP's list. Gah. Set back. Needless to say, I am a bit annoyed with DCFS. And the dream goes on.

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Old December 31st, 2016, 11:46 AM   #19
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M1 Garand

Beautiful rifle,
You know she is not officially yours until you put her in bed with you tonight. Just a warning if you wake up hugging the rifle and not the wife there will be some explaining to do.

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Old December 31st, 2016, 12:01 PM   #20
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A Garand is definitely on my list. Yours is a beaut. I hope you don't mind if I covet it until I get my own.

I had hoped to acquire an M1 from CMP. On a drive to Chicago, I even made a recon pitstop at Camp Perry. I joined DCFS (a SEPA range) a few years ago, partly because they were a CMP affiliate. In the past year or so DCFS appears to have been dropped from CMP's list. Gah. Set back. Needless to say, I am a bit annoyed with DCFS. And the dream goes on.
You can join the Garand Collectors Ass. right at the south store which meets the requirement of belonging to an affiliate club.

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Old December 31st, 2016, 12:26 PM   #21
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I shoot at DCFS.

If you participate in a high power match there, it fulfills the marksmanship requirement for CMP.

I joined The Garand Collectors Ass. to purchase from CMP. Once I got everything in order, CMP was sold out of the special grades........
So I bought this one at the Oaks Gun show in Oct. from a local vendor, that had the best Garands at the show. I have their info if you are interested.

They took it all apart, walk you through assembly, disassembly, etc.

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Old January 1st, 2017, 07:23 AM   #22
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Thanks for the tip on the Garand Collectors' Association. I hadn't known about that.

You are correct about the high power match as a qualifier. I had forgotten about the that. My original plan was 10 boxes of 12ga. at table-trap plus a range officer's signature testifying that I had shot the 200 rounds. I only had the shotgun when I originally joined DCFS.

I still hope to go the CMP route but I wouldn't mind your vendor's info as a back up. Considering how often and how long CMP has been sold out, that may become the best option in the end. I have an M14 barreled-receiver to keep me busy for the time being. A Garand as next on the list.

Again, your Garand is the cat's pajamas. I hope it's as fun as it looks.

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Old January 2nd, 2017, 05:11 AM   #23
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The M1 Collectors Club ia another option . No quarterly publication like the GCA , just cheap clup membership $14
Does the xact same thing the GCA does just cheaper

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Old January 2nd, 2017, 05:41 AM   #24
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Got my plastic Scout first, then the Garands. I Like the Scout more, no, I think I like the Garands more, no after some thought, it's the Scout, wait......

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Old January 23rd, 2017, 08:28 AM   #25
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Great looking and shooting rifle!

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Old January 24th, 2017, 05:18 PM   #26
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Great work! keep us posted

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Old March 27th, 2017, 11:59 AM   #27
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Old Gavin was a big fan too! AATW !
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Old March 27th, 2017, 03:03 PM   #28
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Well, here's some progress.
Following the Art Luppino Coaxing The Garand threads...........

FGMM
100 yds.
Bench.

1 ten round string to zero and settle the action back into the stock, not pictured.

Pic 1, 10 round string, was going very well, then I muffed the last two shots high. Obvious operated induced vertical stringing.........

Pic 2, 10 round string,

Pic 3, 10 round string,

The big improvement was that prior to doing Art's mods, by the time I got up to 40 rounds, the "groups" were very wide.

Post mod, it seems to be getting better as everything settles back in.

Single load shooting.

USGI front sight is a tough one!!!!

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Old March 27th, 2017, 04:08 PM   #29
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You need to get off that damn bench and find out how your M1 really shoots. Only donut-stuffers shoot exclusively from the bench.

Throw a mat or canvas tarp down, get proned-out and slung in tight, and pump some clips through it. It'll force you to control and focus on every aspect of marksmanship. Once you're shooting consistent groups at 200yds (minimum) from prone, well, then you're ready to upgrade to the fun stuff.

Start working through shooting from the various service rifle and field positions, i.e., sitting, kneeling, squatting ("rice-paddy prone") and standing/off-hand, ...

And if you're really ambitious, try Spetsnaz-prone. It's physically challenging but do-able unless you're, ... ah, too over-fed. I practiced shooting my 7.62 Tanker M1 in Spetsnaz-prone during a Tac Rifle course last year, and man was it a blast.

Spetsnaz Prone.

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Old March 27th, 2017, 05:08 PM   #30
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Thanks for the kind words.

I've been doing some CMP 100 yard shoots with my M1A.
Plan on doing some shoots with this Garand but felt the accuracy wasn't there.
Hoping to produce tangible examples for all who followed Art's threads.

Your input is appreciated.

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