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    M1 Garand Operations V2


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    That iconic 'ping' of the clip ejecting was (and still is) the sign of the good lords approval of St.J.C.Garand's contribution to the world.
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    I'd like to shoot mine more, if not for its obnoxious habit of throwing brass at my right eye.

    I need to find some info on troubleshooting the ejection pattern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark-II View Post
    I'd like to shoot mine more, if not for its obnoxious habit of throwing brass at my right eye.

    I need to find some info on troubleshooting the ejection pattern.
    Are you shooting right or left handed?
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    I was just curious and was wondering if i can ask you guys a question. Since I can see there’s some really knowledgeable people participating in these forums??? What direction do you see gun laws going? I get confused with all the media. I don’t know what to believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FALover View Post
    Are you shooting right or left handed?
    lefty, and it's a 7.62nato rifle. "Hungry" the M305 tuner guy built it, whether that's a plus or a minus I cannot say
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark-II View Post
    lefty, and it's a 7.62nato rifle. "Hungry" the M305 tuner guy built it, whether that's a plus or a minus I cannot say
    If Barney had anything to do with your Garand, you have a very well built rifle. I would give it a good cleaning and grease all the parts that move on one another and see if the ejection pattern changes. The empties should be going forward between the 1 and 4 o'clock position. Could be a weak op rod spring, worn ejector spring or a gas problem. Start with the cheap fixes first.
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    Thanks for the insights. If I was using an adjustable gas plug set to the minimum for cycling, would that balance out a potential weak op rod spring?

    I should pick up an ejector spring.

    I did grease it when I got it, and I paint that stuff on pretty good (maybe too much...). I didn't refresh it before shooting it again, but the problem was there from day one
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    The adjustable gas plug is likely your culprit. Either try a USGI plug or crank yours up a whole lot. Not really needed unless you are using very heavy projectiles or out of spec powders if you reload. The M-1 is not a delicate piece of equipment and can take quite a bit of hard use. I got a real steal of a deal on some Hornady Match King .308/168 gr. that my Garand's devour with no issues at all.
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    The plug was what I bought hoping it would fix the issues, or at least help in diagnosing them. Originally someone advised that on a .308 rifle it was probably a gas issue or an ejector not set up for .308.

    From just enough gas to full gas it behaves the same. My old shooting glasses has a scratch on the right lens from it (so I'm not kidding about the 5:00 ejection)

    I'll put the original plug back in, since that's not the problem. I'm using the 148Gr CamPros and H4895, so nothing weird.

    I expect Wolff has all of the springs I could want.
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