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Bigmac1965
02-02-2005, 12:58 PM
I am curious what grain of 30.06 bullet was fired thru the M1 Garand in WW2?

Bigmac1965
02-02-2005, 12:58 PM
I am curious what grain of 30.06 bullet was fired thru the M1 Garand in WW2?

WE_STAND_ALONE
02-02-2005, 02:24 PM
In 1940, the 150-grain flat base bullet was re-adopted as the "Cartridge, Ball, caliber 30, M2" and that was the load used in WWII. The return to the lighter bullet came about, at least in part, because of difficulties adapting the new Garand semi-automatic rifle to handle the 172-grain load.