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    As requested! I really didn't think about how good the condition is for it's age until I started taking these pics.

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    Nice rifle, nice deal, congratulations.
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    A Remington 721 with a 3X9 Leupold scope for $100, you pirate! You should realize that the Leupold scope alone is worth well over $100.
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    Congrats on a terrific deal on a pair of quality long guns and nice pix.
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    The M1 Garand ammo is a lower pressure ammo designed to not bend the operating rod on the M1 Garand rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeper1 View Post
    The M1 Garand ammo is a lower pressure ammo designed to not bend the operating rod on the M1 Garand rifle.
    Finally, a concise explanation for why we need to be careful when shooting modern ammo in M-1 Garands. Thank you.
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    You got a GREAT deal; congratulations!
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    Beautiful rifle - two words come to mind ... American sniper
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruntson View Post
    A Remington 721 with a 3X9 Leupold scope for $100, you pirate! You should realize that the Leupold scope alone is worth well over $100.
    I was going to say that also...the rifle was free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ickthus View Post
    Ohh and that 168gr A-Max is long range match ammo. I hit a 10" ring at 600yards with my M-1 Garrand. That's with Iron sights.
    The 721 is said to be very accurate. It is the father of the 700.
    well not being a military arms lover myself let me ask as you own and obviously shoot a M-1.
    isn't the main difference in the ammo designed for the original M-1 and shooting modern ammo the burn rate of the powder?
    pretty sure the original loading was using an IMR type powder?
    it seems like i remember somewhere reading that modern loaded ammo would have a tendency to bend the operating rod and also have multiple jams/malfunctions??
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