The NRA had a book strictly about the M1 Garand with loads, trigger work, etcetera...basically how to keep it in the black in competition. Here's a link to the book: NRAStore.com - Product Detail
The price is very cheap! I used the book for a couple of quick fixes they recommended. The book is designed for a guy receiving his 1st M1 Garand through CMP/DMC and wanting to get it into competition.
It's worth it just for the tear down schematics.
I assume your shooting CMP/DCM competition in the Twin Cities area? Who you shooting with? I use to shoot against NorthWest Airlines Club at a 300 yard range I believe was called the Minnetonka Rod and Gun.
According to TM9-1275, Ordnance Maintenance U. S. Rifles, Cal. .30: M1C's and M1D's go 4.5# to 6.5#, and the standard for issue rifles is the range 5.5# to 7.5#. From what I've read, anything less than these increases the liklihood of doubling, misfires, and possibly out-of-battery discharge. Also, IIRC, National Match M1 rifles may be set to the lower -- 4.5# -- trigger pull.
I'd also be very careful that the trigger pull on my rifle met the match rules, whether NRA or CMP. I think the NRA "Service Rifle" matches allow the 4.5# "National Match" standard, but the CMP "John C. Garand" matches must be fired with "off the rack" rifles, and the trigger pull may not be less than "as issued."
No I do not shoot CMP/DMC matches I wish I did though its primarily local 22 matches here in Grand Rapids but yeah I will definatly check out that book. Thanks a bunch. Oh nother question afre there specific tools i need to adjust it?
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