The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Harley Nolden Memorial Institute for Firearms Research

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old July 23, 2004, 09:14 PM   #1
Ten Ring
Member
 
Join Date: June 14, 2004
Location: Southern Michigan
Posts: 23
Garand Info Please

I am a proud new owner of a Springfield Service Grade M1 from the CMP. I love the sound of that! I took it to the range with the milsurp ammo I got while at the north store. I'm not familiar with the M1's sights. I shot about 60rds my first day and kinda figured out how to adjust elevation and windage to keep it in about a 6" group with the iron sights.

Are there any online resources or guides that will help me learn what the markings on the sights mean and how to use them? My club has a 50yd and a 100yd rifle range that I can use.

My bushmaster AR15 has pretty thorough instructions on finding the zero on my rifle. I would love to find something like that for the M1.

I'm also looking for any and all other tech info that might be usefull. There must be a mountain of files and sites on the net. Would someone help me find my way?

Thanks in advance,

Rich
__________________
Pain is weakness leaving the body!! unknown USMC DI.
Ten Ring is offline  
Old July 24, 2004, 01:09 AM   #2
Dfariswheel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 4, 2001
Posts: 7,193
The Garand's sight markings are in yards.

Here's some links containing the GI manuals, and some other good info on the M1 rifle.

After you read up, and get your rifle sighted in, use the manual info to properly set the sights so the markings correspond to the range.

Once set, if you want to shoot at 200 yards, you will just crank the sight drum to the 200 mark, and you'll be on target.

First, the CMP has some good info on their site.
http://www.odcmp.com/

http://www.fulton-armory.com/

http://www.biggerhammer.net/manuals/

http://www.surplusrifle.com/downloads.asp
Dfariswheel is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.04272 seconds with 10 queries