So, I was given a Garand, and a bunch of ammo. (I have a thread in the military arms forum). There was a bunch of 40's ammo, which I tried to shoot. Was getting a lot of hang fires.
So, I just pulled all the bullets and powder from all that ammo. The powder I'll either burn or use as fertilizer - which, if you didn't know, works great. Just mix it with the soil so any careless smokers won't start any fires.
Have 100 bullets and pieces of brass. (well 97, actually), plus I have some more recent ammo - 90's vintage, which so far has been fine.
Going to punch the primers and throw the brass and bullets into the tumbler, get them cleaned up. Then I'll weigh the bullets to see what I have and then do new loads with fresh primers and modern powder.
give me an excuse to work up a decent load....
Be mindful that rounds loaded over the normal Military pressures can bend the operating rods on Garands.
Thanks! I was going to stick to Garand specific loads....
Good idea. I know there are gas plugs available to vent excess gas from higher pressure loads, but I've always stuck to Military Ammunition or factory ammunition that falls in the Military ammunition parameters.
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