agreed. its something different. you just dont really get it until you fire one, at least i didnt. i didnt expect it to bark downrange like it did. i was used to ar's and ak's,,,, sks's and such. totally different animal is the garand. i didnt expect it to return to point of aim so quickly and naturally after launching a 150gr bullet at almost 3000fps like it did. its ready to hit what you want before you are ready to ask it to. it seems to seek out what you want, at any range. i didnt expect it to recoil so comfortably. it has the perfect amount of recoil,,,, moreso than any firearm ive ever fired. it deposits the exact amount of 30-06 into my shoulder that is perfect for a very powerful rifle, and uses what i dont want to feel to reload its chamber and find zero for me back on target. i didnt expect it to be so friigin accurate. not uncommon to fire an 8rd group @50yds you can hide with quarter. we were so freaked out by how accurate they were we tried a short lived experiment with an s&k scope mount from brownells and did this at 200yds. (bullet was a 155g a-max. the loaded round in the target is a nosler bullet, put it there for scale) we ended up removing the s&k mount. it didnt look right on the rifle, and the iron sights are just too good not to have fun with, but as you can see, the m1 can shoot.