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Old May 15, 2010, 05:23 AM   #1
Join Date: April 27, 2010
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garand spent cartridge question

starting to get more serious about shooting and just started reloading... due to this I am paying much more attention to my cases and such. I have noticed that the spent cartridges from my garand are expanded slightly out of round. I'll try and explain:
the part of the case that expands notably near the case head is biviously expanded more to one side than the other. total expansion in comparison to the far head end of the case is about 5 thousandths and within case spec at .469-.470 ... the far head end measures .464-.465
It would seem that the bolt/chamber are not centered perhaps?? most of this expansion is to the one side... Just wanted input as to the safety or normalness of this behavior in this particular firearm. the gun shoots great and fyi this behavior is similar between reloads and factory ammo.
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