Originally Posted by Ceapea
That or get the Schuster adjustable gas nut and set it for your particular non-M2 Ball ammo.
Shooting a stock Garand (no Schuster nut) with just any ammo could, and very well may, damage you Garand.
They require a narrow range of powder burn rates and select bullets to match the burn rate of that powder. Combinations outside of the specified range can cause an over pressure condition which will be hard on the op-rod and gas system.
I say shoot the M2 stuff.
Well you can NOT hunt w/ ball ammo. Any std vel 150gr load will be fine in the M1 gas system. Again, it's not like he is going to fire 100s of rounds.
"Given adequate penetration, a larger diameter bullet will have an edge in wounding effectiveness. It will damage a blood vessel the smaller projectile barely misses. The larger permanent cavity may lead to faster blood loss. Although such an edge clearly exists, its significance cannot be quantified".
Last edited by fredj338; 10-31-2013 at 13:46..