The old .303 POF from Pakistan - which I used - has some Click-Bangs (just delays in ignition, or no ignition), which are very common.
None of my buddies have experience with M2 Ball from Pakistan or Turkey, but some recent Z-'something' (?) .308 / 7,62 NATO from Turkey had some known issues, which I read about on "AKfiles" and possibly "M14forums".
I'm taking a new tack with the ammo I feed my M1's. I've had great success with all sorts of surplus ammo until I ran into the Turkish surplus. Fair or not, that experience has soured me on ALL surplus ammo. If it's not newly manufactured or reloaded by me, it won't be run through my M1's.There have been reports of brittle brass on the turkish M2, similar to what the OP had.
Seemed like it was confined to earlier lots, but I'd definitely do research before shooting it.
im sorry about your rifle, but you should of been using an aftermarket gas plug and not turkish ammo.So, broke out the M1 to share with a bunch of Scouts and Scout Leaders this past weekend. First person up runs a clip through with no issues. No other immediate takers, so the first person starts in on another clip. He gets to the 7th round (15th overall), and he feels the stock push out against his trigger hand and then a sharp pain. He thinks his finger is broken. All that happened is that his hand got pinched between the broken stock.
Broken stock you wonder. How does an M1 stock break while firing? Well, you live and learn ... we all lived (only casualty was the rifle) and learned that Turkish surplus is some bad juju (MKE headstamp).
Working with the CMP to get the rifle repaired. Here's some pictures for your viewing pleasure.
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Only found 13 of the 14 cartridges that were fired before the split case. Here's what they look like.
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Anybody know if I can pull the bullets on the remaining cartridges add some new powder and have safe rounds to shoot?
I would reload. Here is some PPU M1 ammo with the bullet depths all over the place.I'm taking a new tack with the ammo I feed my M1's. I've had great success with all sorts of surplus ammo until I ran into the Turkish surplus. Fair or not, that experience has soured me on ALL surplus ammo. If it's not newly manufactured or reloaded by me, it won't be run through my M1's.
If you are shooting over 180gr, sure.If no one has mentioned, modern commercial 30.06 may be too hot for a surplus M1 Garand per the CMP. Ammo with specific specs for the Garand should be used. Greek ball from the CMP is pretty good.
I shoot a lot of ppu, and i mean a lot, I've never noticed inconsistent depths, i think you're seeing an optical illusion there since the cartridges never sit totally flush on the back of the clip. Oll check some random boxes here in a bit.I would reload. Here is some PPU M1 ammo with the bullet depths all over the place.
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It shot 6 to 8 moa. I usually shoot some 1975 Korean ammo and it's about 2 moa and won me 1st place in a Garand match. New stuff sucks, but I gave the brass to a reloading friend and he said the PPU brass was excellent and consistent at least.