I will not get in a <pointless contest of ego> with you but I understand completly how the Garand works. I have owned 24 of them through the years and built several myself and have a few more ready to have barrels installed and assembled
I also never said the Garand would blow up
I do know that the bolt hits the heel when fired and having a cracked heel and someone possibly firing a round that is hot/not designed for the Garand along with a weak Op Rod spring and having the heel posibly come back in someones face is not something I would ever take a chance on.
If you are a gambler more power to you but telling anyone else its 100% safe is negligent.
My opinion, yours may vary
Last edited by JohnKSa; June 2, 2012 at 08:45 PM.
Reason: Terminology adjustment.