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    M1 GARAND 30-06

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    Is ok to shoot any 30-06 150 gr in an M1icon Garand?
    Is ok to shoot .270 ammo in an M1 Garand chambered in 30-06?


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    150 gr - yes

    .270 - why? Just stick with the 150 gr 30-06 ammo since that is what the gun was made to fire.....

    I believe the .270 round is what the designers wanted it to use in the Garandicon so they could fit 10 rounds into the clip but the military ordered the rifles in 30.06 do to the massive supply of 30.06 ammo already available for the 1903's. Enjoy that Garand!!

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    I believe you’re thinking of 276 Pedersen.

    Regardless, definitely don’t shoot 270 in a 30-06. You probably won’t hurt anything but it would be wildly inaccurate and completely pointless.

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    I have seen photos of 7,62 or 308 fired out of a M1icon rifle, case looks like a 444 marlin - no shoulder, not smart to do - no damage but still stupid

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcathey View Post
    I believe you’re thinking of 276 Pedersen.

    Regardless, definitely don’t shoot 270 in a 30-06. You probably won’t hurt anything but it would be wildly inaccurate and completely pointless.
    Yes, thank you! I couldn't remember the exact caliber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singer B View Post
    150 gr - yes

    .270 - why? Just stick with the 150 gr 30-06 ammo since that is what the gun was made to fire.....

    I believe the .270 round is what the designers wanted it to use in the Garandicon so they could fit 10 rounds into the clip but the military ordered the rifles in 30.06 do to the massive supply of 30.06 ammo already available for the 1903's. Enjoy that Garand!!
    Hey Singer,

    It has been a long time.
    - So it's ok any 150 gr
    - About the .270 that came to my mind because they are very similar.
    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcathey View Post
    I believe you’re thinking of 276 Pedersen.

    Regardless, definitely don’t shoot 270 in a 30-06. You probably won’t hurt anything but it would be wildly inaccurate and completely pointless.
    Hey Rcathey,
    So a .270 would be just a plan B scenario in case there's no 3006 around, thank you.
    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieM View Post
    So a .270 would be just a plan B scenario in case there's no 3006 around,
    It's a different caliber and isn't to be used.
    Regards, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieM View Post
    Hey Rcathey,
    So a .270 would be just a plan B scenario in case there's no 3006 around, thank you.
    Regards
    I would stick with NEVER doing this. It is a very bad idea to use any ammunition in a rifle it wasn’t designed for. Especially an 80 year old rifle.

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    I would wonder if the rifle would function properly with such an undersized bullet

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    It's a different caliber and isn't to be used.
    Hello Jim

    It has been a long time, you are so right we need to stick with the right ammo recommended for each weapon, I was just wondering because both calibers came from the 3003 and have a similar size and ballistic.
    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcathey View Post
    I would stick with NEVER doing this. It is a very bad idea to use any ammunition in a rifle it wasn’t designed for. Especially an 80 year old rifle.
    Agree

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