New CMP 308 Garand

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New CMP 308 Garand

Post by Dave P » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:58 am

Very nice rifle came today. 1940 receiver. All SA; Mis-matched parts, but that is fine. Because I swear every part has never been used - can't see any signs of wear. Even the EL knob ear has nice deep grooves in it.

Nice new stock locks up super tight - won't need to bed it.
New Criterion barrel. New park job on everything (a few spots on some small parts).

Seems to be plenty accurate - hope to bench it at 100 yards today. I found that the rcvr was welded up to correct the old 7th round failure issue - but I did get one 7th rnd jam so far, before I lubed it. I will keep my eye on it while I wear off the park everywhere.

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Re: New CMP 308 Garand

Post by birdman » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:18 am

Pretty gun... I screwed up my CMP Garand 20 years ago or so & had it re-barrelled to .308... Mine isn't as pretty as yours, but a fine shooter none the less....

Nice acquisition...

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Re: New CMP 308 Garand

Post by P5 guy » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:35 am

Dog feet instead of human feet.

CMP M1s are the best either in .30'06 or .308 and that is a fine looking rifle. =D>

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Re: New CMP 308 Garand

Post by NonConformist » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:10 pm

That's perfect. I hope they have some left when I can afford one
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Re: New CMP 308 Garand

Post by hurricanecharlie » Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:59 pm

look at your enblocs some are reparked -very thick
find some that are slick and smooth and try them
if problem goes away tumble the other clips in a brass tumbler with walnut shells-it takes quite a while to get them nice and smooth
other things to look at also but that is wehre i would start since you have what is really a new rifle

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Re: New CMP 308 Garand

Post by Rentprop1 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:09 pm

P5 guy wrote:Dog feet instead of human feet.
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Re: New CMP 308 Garand

Post by Gregh181 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:06 pm

So jealous! Might I ask how much it was and how long the wait for it was?
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Re: New CMP 308 Garand

Post by Dave P » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:34 am

This rifle cost one grand, and wait time was 3 months or so - not bad. It replaces a 308 version I built up a few years ago, and sold.

Very nice to shoot, with little recoil, due to the weight (less recoil than 3006). Accuracy: did well at 50 yards when sitting, so I am anxious to get it on the bench at 100 yards - I think it will do 2 MOA as is.

I want to relieve some pressure points on the stock, and load up some good ammo for it. Barrel: I was surprised it is a Criterion (offshoot from Krieger) with a 1:10 twist, and 4 grooves. Cleaned it (first time) yesterday after 50 rounds or so- no copper to speak of. Should throw the 175 gr noslers just fine!

I will post a target soon.
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