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by LTUME1978
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Pictures of your "Brown Guns"
Replies: 68
Views: 8902

Re: Pictures of your "Brown Guns"

longtooth wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:17 am
LTUME1978 wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:14 am
Scott B.,

Would you get a 308 again (now that you have one) or would you go to a 30-06 for the next one. Reasons. I will only get one rifle (if I get that) and want to hear from those that have the 308.

Thanks
I see you are from Alvin area. I am blessed w/ several at my age. (70). I have several in 30 cal. My Mom's .25-06, An AR.
My .308 is a Ruger Gunsite Scout. I assure all shooters that is my "Go to Gun" for ALL hunting around the place here. Deer, pigs, an occasional coyote,
In the State of Texas a .308 will easily handle anything in the state as long as you hit what you shoot at. A non-vital area hit w/ 30-06 or larger will leave a hunter w/ a long and sometimes fruitless tracking job.
If I could only have one gun as you say, I would choose the .308 in a quality rifle w/ a quality trigger.
Long tooth,

Thank you for the reply and sharing your information/experiences. I have not moved forward with the purchase of a Garand, I have a Remington 700 BDL that I bought back in 1979 or 1980 that had not been shot since 1985. The stock got messed up back then when I took it to a gun smith to have a recoil pad installed so I just let it sit. I was able to get a Magpul stock for it about 1 1/2 years ago at a good price so I bought it and put the rifle in that stock. Mounted a scope that I had as extra and bought some 30-06 match ammo (loaded for Garands) from the Civilian Marksmanship Program. After giving the barrel a good cleaning, I took it to PSC to see what it would do. Groups were 1 MOA or under (with the match ammo) with one group making one hole (big hole but one hole). That is probably all I will do for a 30 cal. I have a 6.5 Creedmore and several ARs. At age 64, I have a hard time being able to shoot them all as most of my range time is with pistols.
by LTUME1978
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Pictures of your "Brown Guns"
Replies: 68
Views: 8902

Re: Pictures of your "Brown Guns"

NJ_Expat,

Thank you for the reply and information. I doubt I would run hunting ammo through it. I have some old 30-06 brass around and Starline tells me that they will start making 30-06 brass soon. 308 ammo is less expensive and more common. Where did you get the information about boring out the gas block?

Thanks
by LTUME1978
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Pictures of your "Brown Guns"
Replies: 68
Views: 8902

Re: Pictures of your "Brown Guns"

Scott B.,

Would you get a 308 again (now that you have one) or would you go to a 30-06 for the next one. Reasons. I will only get one rifle (if I get that) and want to hear from those that have the 308.

Thanks
by LTUME1978
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Pictures of your "Brown Guns"
Replies: 68
Views: 8902

Re: Pictures of your "Brown Guns"

Scott B.

How do you like having the Garand set up in .308? I will be traveling to the CMP in a couple of weeks to shoot in the IDPA National Championship. Will be my first time there and probably my last. I need an M1 like I need a hole in my head but have been thinking about getting one for some time. Have been trying to decide between the 30-06 and the 308.

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