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Old October 17th, 2018, 10:53 PM #34
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Originally Posted by dreadpirate View Post
For that matter, how does one tell the difference between a Garand that mas modified to shoot 308 and an original issue Garand 308 Garand? Don't they use the same receiver?
The barrel markings. The conversions were stamped "7.62", while commercial 308 barrels are stamped 308. There is no such thing as an "issue" 308 Garand. The Navy conversions had 7.62 chambers, whether they were the original sleeved ones that failed, or the freshly chambered barrels produced for Springfield Armory (the GOV organization, not the commercial company).

Receivers are identical. I have several Garands, some in 30-06 and several in .308. I actually find the 308s shoot slightly smaller groups, at least when good match-grade 168gr or 175gr ammo is used.
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