The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Curios and Relics

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 19, 2013, 07:10 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: December 16, 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 136
CMP Special Garand

I just ordered a CMP "Special" Garand in .30-06. This has the new criterion barrel and a new stock set. Has anyone bought one of these and if so how well do they shoot with that barrel? I want to shoot some Garand matches so I bought this for that purpose. I have two other Garands, a 43 and 44 with some wear and tear, but I didn't want to replace the barrels on the older ones for fear of ruining some sort of value.
Punisher_1 is offline  
Old January 20, 2013, 04:46 AM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: November 13, 2006
Posts: 5,768
I received the same rifle about a month ago.Weather has not been real good lately.Might shoot it tomorrow.

My suspicion:A Criterion barrel is probably at least as good as a new original It is a subdiidiary of Kreiger,and,while its not a Kreiger,I suppose they know how to make a barrel.At least,as a new barrel,you do not have to wonder what the segmented steel cleaning rod and muzzle cleaning have done.

I'm not a Garand expert,you have two,I just got one.I suspect the stock straightness and stability,the finer points of fitting,the trigger group clamp up,etc are going to have more influence on final accuracy than a fancier barrel'

In any case,its not a benchrest gun.It will be a good day if I get to be skilled enough at position shooting that I believe the accuracy of my rifle is a limiting factor.I'll worry about it then!
HiBC is offline  
Old January 20, 2013, 08:44 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2, 2009
Posts: 351
Rifle will shoot as good as the guy is pulling the trigger
Orlando is offline  
Old January 20, 2013, 09:15 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: November 2, 2007
Location: Northern Orygun
Posts: 4,923
You'll need to send a lot of rounds down range before you are out shooting your new Garand. CMP smiths do a very good job on these.

I have a Kreiger barreled match Garand from the Garand Guy and it out shoots me with ease.
madcratebuilder is offline  
Old January 20, 2013, 01:44 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: November 14, 2008
Posts: 355
The CMP specials are IMO a great choice to start with when planning to play in the Garand matches. Having a new barrel and a new, tight fitting stock will be a great start, and I doubt that you'll have any problems being competitive in the typical 100-200yd NRA HighPower matches. You may want to replace the sights with NM style front and rear, but that's about all.
springer99 is offline  
Old January 20, 2013, 02:38 PM   #6
Romeo 33 Delta
Senior Member
Join Date: March 27, 2009
Posts: 315
Got one a couple years ago and absolutely love it. You will NOT be disappointed.
Romeo 33 Delta is offline  

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 01:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, 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:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.04637 seconds with 10 queries