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 Post subject: Finally shot the M1 Garand
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Finally got down to the range with my M1 Garand and a couple of en blocs of match ammo.

Glad to say the rifle shot fine, recoil was surprisingly light and after a couple of adjustments I was peppering the bullseye at 50 yds.

Have to say I had more fun with the rifle than I thought I would, this ones a keeper :)

Young man that Phat Mike is going to college with is putting one of my extras on lay a way, so I let him take it and shoot it.... his first time with a Garand, and he enjoyed it as much as I did :)

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 Post subject: Finally shot the M1 Garand
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Finally got down to the range with my M1 Garand and a couple of en blocs of match ammo.

Glad to say the rifle shot fine, recoil was surprisingly light and after a couple of adjustments I was peppering the bullseye at 50 yds.

Have to say I had more fun with the rifle than I thought I would, this ones a keeper :)

Young man that Phat Mike is going to college with is putting one of my extras on lay a way, so I let him take it and shoot it.... his first time with a Garand, and he enjoyed it as much as I did :)

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 Post subject: Re: Finally shot the M1 Garand
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I think a Mosin is my next hopeful purchase. I'm not saying if a good deal comes along on another gun, I won't buy it.
I saw a lot of Mosins at the gun show, but they seemed kind of over priced from what I saw at Cabelas. I did see a Mosin Nagant though that I wanted, but didn't want to spend that much money now. I did see a sweet Saiga 12 gauge, and thought of how highly you speak of them, but is 650 bucks too much to pay for one?

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 Post subject: Re: Finally shot the M1 Garand
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Glad it's good there Walt! I haven't had the opportunity to fire either a Garand or a Mosin.

Sure do fancy a .303 British though! One of these days I'll probably get a Mosin.

Do you have a preference between the Mosin and the Garand?

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 Post subject: Re: Finally shot the M1 Garand
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Mech if it has the scope mount on the side, that is a decent price.... if it is one of the new ones and doesnt have the scope mount, that is a..... OK price at best.

When you buy a Mosin Nagant, you get what you pay for... the 100 buck rifles have probably not had their headspace checked, and may well have dark bores or weak rifling. The better guns go for a little bit more, but to me at least they are worth it.

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 Post subject: Re: Finally shot the M1 Garand
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Ex_ISP wrote:

Do you have a preference between the Mosin and the Garand?


That is comparing apples to oranges my friend..... they both have their strong and weak points...

The Garand is fun to shoot, but has more parts that can break and make the gun useless.

The Mosin cannot put out the volume of firepower the Garand can, but will (and probably has) shoot after being run over by a Tiger tank ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Finally shot the M1 Garand
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I was asking about if a Saiga 12 gauge being 650 bucks. Is that a good price?

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 Post subject: Re: Finally shot the M1 Garand
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I answered your question in my above post Mech.....


waltham41 wrote:
"Mech if it has the scope mount on the side, that is a decent price.... if it is one of the new ones and doesnt have the scope mount, that is a..... OK price at best."


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I was asking about if a Saiga 12 gauge being 650 bucks. Is that a good price?

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 Post subject: Re: Finally shot the M1 Garand
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There is no other sound like the clip from a Garand popping out and hitting something


It is a cool sound... one pinged out and pinged off of the top of my head... a twofer! LOL

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 Post subject: Re: Finally shot the M1 Garand
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waltham41 wrote:
I answered your question in my above post Mech.....


waltham41 wrote:
"Mech if it has the scope mount on the side, that is a decent price.... if it is one of the new ones and doesnt have the scope mount, that is a..... OK price at best."


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I was asking about if a Saiga 12 gauge being 650 bucks. Is that a good price?


Oh sorry. There was no side mounted scope on the Saiga. My bad. It was just plain, with a couple mags.
Normally, when someone asks about multiple guns, you should specify. Just my take on customer service. I'm no expert or nothing.
I did see some Mosins with side mounted scopes. So there is our predicament.

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Was there a mount riveted on the left side of the gun like an AK has?

People have paid much more for them than 650 and if it has more than one mag that is a plus. Is it stock or has someone already moved the trigger and put a pistol grip on it?

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 Post subject: Re: Finally shot the M1 Garand
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Walt, have you tried it out to 100 yards? I got a scoped M14 and I find it to be a 2 moa gun for me shooting from a bench. Alright for a battle rifle I guess, but just wondering how a Garand compares accuracy wise.

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Ahh the ping of the clip, had forgot that sound. So, since I traded (hush people, I know) mine off,
I found some M1 clips that I will let you have dirt cheap.
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Havent tried it out that far yet, yesterday was my first time shooting that rifle, and first time for a Garand... will post here in the forum next time I shoot it, will go out to 100 yds and see how it goes.

Keep in mind Im half blind and with open sights Im not going to be a deadly accurate shooter

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Walt, have you tried it out to 100 yards? I got a scoped M14 and I find it to be a 2 moa gun for me shooting from a bench. Alright for a battle rifle I guess, but just wondering how a Garand compares accuracy wise.

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