View Full Version : Single Shot Semi Auto

04-09-2007, 10:15 PM
I don't mind spending a few bucks on a gun, but for some reason the cheap comes out in me when it comes to losing brass. Shooting semi autos presents a bit of a problem. Most of the time I use inexpensive 308 ammo but when I want to go for good groups I use my reloads or Black Hills. In either case I want to keep my brass. I haven't located a good brass catcher, except for my DSA FAL.

Will shooting a Garand, M1A or my fav - the MAS 49/56 - with the gas valve turned off (to single shot mode) or removed in any way harm the gun or bolt face? I'd especially like to make use of the MAS & avoid having to use 7.5 French corrosive or the more expensive Privi Partizan.