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Posted: 10/27/2009 9:12:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2009 8:16:20 AM EST by TheRedGoat]
I just heard from the CMP, Garands are in route, and should be here on/before Tuesday of next week.

Opening weekend is next Saturday, and my 40th birthday is Thursday. I leave Wednesday afternoon for the deer camp.

Please keep me in your thoughts that they get here in time for the hunt.

TRG
Link Posted: 10/27/2009 9:37:10 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2009 9:48:09 AM EST
Homina, homina, homina.
Link Posted: 10/27/2009 9:50:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By buckfever34:
Here's to hoping you post back with some awesome pics


I hope I come back wit ha liver that is not shot out.

TRG
Link Posted: 10/27/2009 12:00:34 PM EST
I dont know,,

a Garand is a Big Heavy Gun for an old man...



40,,over the hill,

I can see that barrel shaking now when you try to raise it over a branch....
Link Posted: 10/27/2009 12:46:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By douglasmorris99:
I dont know,,

a Garand is a Big Heavy Gun for an old man...



40,,over the hill,

I can see that barrel shaking now when you try to raise it over a branch....


Luckily, my hunting buddies are older than me. I think one even used a Garand as his issued rifle. I'll have to check the gun's date code, and his.

TRG
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 8:15:57 AM EST
Garands arrived yesterday. After some cleaning, and lubing, I test fired them both today.

Both functioned as expected.

I purchased two boxes of shells. Winchester 150gr Super X, and Winchester 150gr Power Max Bonded.

They both fed and functioned properly.

I plan to hunt with the bonded rounds.

Can't wait till next weekend.

TRG
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 9:01:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/31/2009 9:02:38 AM EST by HBruns]
Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
Garands arrived yesterday.
....
...
Can't wait till next weekend.

TRG
TAG for AAR and pics of shot liver.


TRG's, not the deer's. Evenings in deer camp can be brutal!

Link Posted: 10/31/2009 9:39:31 AM EST
I started to bring mine yesterday, just for S&Gs, but I don't think I have anything but FMJ ammo for it. If anybody managed to destroy an op rod with a single hunting round, it would be me.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 3:08:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 3:25:37 PM EST
tag for pics of guns and deer ,i heard cmp is sold out of 3006 ammo ?????
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 6:50:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 6:50:49 AM EST by TheRedGoat]
Well here is the rundown of the guns.

One is a 1954 receiver, 1942 bolt, trigger assembly group is from SA, Winchester and International harvester. 1955 barrel. Really pretty wood. Her name is Ginger.

First test firing was on to paper at 25 yds. resting on a bench, hand supported. All rounds landed in a 2" circle. Fit and function was fine, no jams, hangups, FTE, FTF, etc. 8 rounds fired.

The next day I took her back to 90yds. Same ammo

First three round group, sight at factory zero, was 6" low and 6" right. I adjusted her sights, and fired three more rounds

She dialed in at 90 yds (range is only that long) and shot an impressive 1.25" MOA 3 round group.

WInchester Super-X, 150 grain soft points.

The next Garand is a 1955 receiver, wit ha 1945 bolt, all SA trigger. 1954 barrel. Her wood grain is not as decorative, she is called Maryanne.

She also held a 2" group at 25 yds, 8 rounds fired, no FTEs, FTF, etc.

At 90 yards, she also hit 4-6" right and 4-6" low for her first 3 rds at 90 yds..

I adjusted her sights and fired 3 more rnds. She was still not on zero. I adjusted her a second time, and she fired a solid 1" group, of 4 rounds.

Both guns turned in good results. I did not measure the group, but by placing the pad of my thumb on the center of the impact, all rounds were touching the outline of my thumb.

Not bad for 50 year old women with some parts having even higher mileage.

TRG
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 8:20:10 AM EST
Maryanne, Ginger.... Did you take the three hour tour?

Any deer succumb to their whiles?
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 8:21:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By HBruns:
Maryanne, Ginger.... Did you take the three hour tour?

Any deer succumb to their whiles?


Season opens the 7th.

Until then, they are going to have to just sit in storage.

TRG
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 8:24:42 AM EST
Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
Originally Posted By HBruns:
Maryanne, Ginger.... Did you take the three hour tour?

Any deer succumb to their whiles?


Season opens the 7th.

Until then, they are going to have to just sit in storage.

TRG

Ah....



That is a sad commentary on how close I follow deer hunting.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 8:25:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By HBruns:
Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
Originally Posted By HBruns:
Maryanne, Ginger.... Did you take the three hour tour?

Any deer succumb to their whiles?


Season opens the 7th.

Until then, they are going to have to just sit in storage.

TRG

Ah....



That is a sad commentary on how close I follow deer hunting.


I seldom pay much attention to it myself. I really prefer hog hunting.

TRG
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 8:50:30 AM EST
The "ping" of the empty enbloc is certain to give your position away.

They will rush you when they hear it.

Godspeed, TRG.

Link Posted: 11/2/2009 9:13:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
Originally Posted By HBruns:
Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
Originally Posted By HBruns:
Maryanne, Ginger.... Did you take the three hour tour?

Any deer succumb to their whiles?


Season opens the 7th.

Until then, they are going to have to just sit in storage.

TRG

Ah....



That is a sad commentary on how close I follow deer hunting.


I seldom pay much attention to it myself. I really prefer hog hunting.

TRG

Me too - I'll take wild pork over venison any day!

The season is a bit easier to keep track of, too.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 10:04:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By Cheesebeast:
The "ping" of the empty enbloc is certain to give your position away.

They will rush you when they hear it.

Godspeed, TRG.



I got TWO of them! I plan to toss an empty clip, then wait for them to try and storm my position.

TRG
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 11:21:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By Cheesebeast:
The "ping" of the empty enbloc is certain to give your position away.

They will rush you when they hear it.

Godspeed, TRG.



Dibs on Ginger.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 12:08:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By DesignatedMarksman:
Originally Posted By Cheesebeast:
The "ping" of the empty enbloc is certain to give your position away.

They will rush you when they hear it.

Godspeed, TRG.



Dibs on Ginger.


Ok, you guys are scaring me now. Do the deer really rush your position, or is this a joke?

TRG
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 12:24:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
Originally Posted By DesignatedMarksman:
Originally Posted By Cheesebeast:
The "ping" of the empty enbloc is certain to give your position away.

They will rush you when they hear it.

Godspeed, TRG.



Dibs on Ginger.


Ok, you guys are scaring me now. Do the deer really rush your position, or is this a joke?

TRG
Yes.


Link Posted: 11/2/2009 12:42:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By HBruns:
Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
Originally Posted By DesignatedMarksman:
Originally Posted By Cheesebeast:
The "ping" of the empty enbloc is certain to give your position away.

They will rush you when they hear it.

Godspeed, TRG.



Dibs on Ginger.


Ok, you guys are scaring me now. Do the deer really rush your position, or is this a joke?

TRG
Yes.




Then I am not foing!

TRG
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