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Garand not chambering about 1 round in 8

Discussion in 'Military Surplus Forum' started by scottlang, May 3, 2010.

  1. scottlang

    scottlang Millennium Member

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    I am firing Winchester 150gr PSP in my m1. I took it out and it would not chamber a round on about one round in a clip. The bolt closed on an empty chamber. Any ideas?
     
  2. Steve in PA

    Steve in PA

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    I'm going to say the soft lead tip of the round is giving you problems. Its probably catching on something as it tries to feed.
     

  3. Rick O'Shay

    Rick O'Shay

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    Or, it might be lack of lubrication, which can cause short-stroking.
     
  4. Orlando8

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    Short stroking can be caused by a number of things.
    Dirty rifle and not properly greased
    Op Rod piston out of spec
    Gas cylinder out of spec
    Gas screw not on tight
    grease,oil inside the gas cylinder, it should be dry
    Op Rod bent out of spec and rubbing on stock, etc
    Dirty chamber, clean with chamber brush
    Commercial 30.06 ammo is not recommended for your Garand unless using a adjustable gas screw
     
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