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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Lux Optics View Post
    We picked up a Garand at CMPicon too! It shoots pretty darn consistently, but the cases we used all had to be full-length sized to even fit the chamber.

    Good luck with the rifle - there's just something delightful about shooting a Garand.
    Thanks there truly is something delightful about it.
    I have to say I feel that the Garand is a sweeter shooter than my M1Aicon. So much recoil energy disappears that is perceived with the M1A for some reason. Maybe it's a weight issue, I'm not sure.
    I always full length all of my brass because I have multiple rifles of each caliber. There aren't enough hours in the day to segregate which rounds are for which rifles. Maybe one day I'll go that far but not right now.

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    Range Report 10/13

    Took the Garandicon to the range again and remembered to take a picture of a target.
    This is at 100 yards basically no wind < 5 mph.
    Center target is 2 clips through the Garand.
    Smaller targets are Savage 99 and 10/22 both scoped.
    My over 60 year old eyes and open sights on an over 60 year old rifle using over 50 year old ammo and offhand hold, not great but not bad.
    I really enjoy shooting this rifle it's becoming my favorite range toy.
    What can I say I'm hooked on the ping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfoneguy View Post
    dry is a relative term and the rifle has been here since 2007 as well
    when trying to bring-back a stock to life, I cut my raw linseed oilicon 50% with mineral spirits. It helps it penetrate deeper. I slather it on in the evening, hang it up for an hour while we have dinner, wipe off the excess with a clean rag, and leave it hang overnight. Repeat for 3-5 nights in a row. Then, I do the same but undiluted, let it sit for a week and then assemble. Once a year then I take the action out of the wood, and do a coat with 50% mineral spirits.


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