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Old 01-23-2018, 7:47 PM
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I’ve got a 42 Springfield Korean War import. Was a gift from my father in law before he passed. I’d like to rebarrel to .308 and have some work done to it so I can shoot service rifle matches. I shoot AR’s at work all day, I’m interested in the challenge of being competitive with the garand.

Needs a new stock, barrel (.308), id like it accurized/bedded, nm sights, Parkerizing etc. any reasonable local guys? I see shuffs rebarrels with criterion’s and can parkerize for a reasonable price but doesn’t really do the accuracy work. Thanks in advance.

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A few years back one of the club members at Santa Margarita had a Garand that had Fulton Armory do the Peerless Match job on it years prior( don't know if they still do). Another member has a McCoy that he pulls out one in a while. I enjoy shooting CMP Garand matches but struggle with an accurized M14 in a full XTC. It would truly be a challenge with the Garand.

TLC Gunworks in Clovis, CA and National Match Armory were other shops that did Garand jobs. Some of the great Garand smiths are no longer doing Garand jobs: Arrington Accuracy, Don McCoy, and Don Gussler to name a few.

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Old 01-24-2018, 11:47 AM
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I’ll be shooting it in XTC mostly. Part of me is contemplating just getting a criterion .308 barrel and a new stock and shooting the snot out of it and seeing where it’s at. The other half of me is saying go full blown. The mouse guns just don’t interest me as much anymore. Something about a .30 cal .
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Iíll be shooting it in XTC mostly. Part of me is contemplating just getting a criterion .308 barrel and a new stock and shooting the snot out of it and seeing where itís at. The other half of me is saying go full blown. The mouse guns just donít interest me as much anymore. Something about a .30 cal .
You can send it to the CMP for a 308 rebarrel, new stock, trigger job. They can also do a "full blown" treatment with a 308 Krieger barrel, glass bedding, 1/2 MOA hooded rear sight etc.

If you are in or near San Diego, CA, area, google "McCoy M1 Match Conditioning." Current owner took over from the late Don McCoy. Spoke with him about 3 years ago about my 308 M1 project.

BTW, an accurized mickey mouse with a Krieger, Geiselle NM trigger, and 24.5 grains of Varget with 77 SMK, aint gonna hold you back from 200 until 600. The mouse is cheaper to feed compared to a 308 so you have more trigger time to work on your hold.

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Iíve shot many xtc matches with a 5.56... I know itís cheaper, more forgiving/shootable... thatís not what Iím after. Iím fond of the m1 particularly this one. Iím also looking for a challenge.
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A few years back one of the club members at Santa Margarita had a Garand that had Fulton Armory do the Peerless Match job on it years prior( don't know if they still do). Another member has a McCoy that he pulls out one in a while. I enjoy shooting CMP Garand matches but struggle with an accurized M14 in a full XTC. It would truly be a challenge with the Garand.

TLC Gunworks in Clovis, CA and National Match Armory were other shops that did Garand jobs. Some of the great Garand smiths are no longer doing Garand jobs: Arrington Accuracy, Don McCoy, and Don Gussler to name a few.

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