I'm considering getting an m1 garand from the cmp soonish. I want a good do all rifle and an m1 just seems to fit the bill perfectly but I was thinking I would like a good synthetic stock on it as well- What are some good new stocks? What else should I get for/ do to the rifle?
Oh yeah- please post pics of all of your garands :)
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April 4, 2010, 11:52 PM
You can mod your rifle as you please, but you may find "runnin' her as she is" is a really fun and enjoyable option. My opinion is that you need a USGI sling, en-bloc clips, and LOTS f ammo!
April 5, 2010, 12:04 AM
Where is the best place to get ammo and en-bloc clips? I think I want a turner saddlery biothane sling to get with the synthetic stock :)
April 5, 2010, 12:36 AM
CMP is supposed to have .30-06 ammo again, and I believe it comes on clips. This is probably Greek HXP, which is noncorrosive, reloadable brass and considered good ammo by most.
"Good" and "synthetic" in the same sentence...hmm. Bell and Carlson made one for the Garand a few years ago, but they stopped production. This was supposed to be a pretty good stock, once you got it to fit.
I believe Ram-Line still makes one for the Garand -
These are a fiber-reinforced plastic. They may or may not affect accuracy.
DGR offers laminated stocks, for those who don't have to meet JCG specs for competition. These are just about as weatherproof as synthetic, and can be fit to your rifle perfectly. In the opinion of DGR, the stock is a large factor in accuracy.
I still have the walnut stock on my Garand. I'm saving up for a DGR laminated stock.
April 5, 2010, 02:07 AM
April 5, 2010, 06:55 AM
I bought some .30-06 training rounds on an auction site, and I'm glad that I used them to teach myself how to load the enbloc clip, observe the cycling of the action (albeit manually), and hear the lovely "ping" after that eighth round pops out.
I think it's a convenient and safe way to get used to handling the weapon administratively.
April 5, 2010, 11:21 AM
Well, if you want a sinthetic stock I have one with handguards that I will sell for $85 shipped. It does not have the metal pieces with it though so you would have to take them off of the old stock or buy them separate. I love my garand. My love for hearing that ping what what finally drove me into reloading. I just couldn't find enough cheap surplus to fill my needs. And that was when surplus was cheap and plentiful. It is not like an AR in that there are tons of things you can buy for them. They really just come like they are and thats the way it should be.
April 5, 2010, 12:22 PM
What kind is it?
April 5, 2010, 01:01 PM
This is after many hours of cleaning, steaming and sanding the wood. The metal looks good.