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    Its a Springfield. I like Varget and 4895. I typically do 147 grain or 150 grain bullets depending on what I can find.

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    NM sights make a big difference for targets. The NM rears are very small for rapid target acquisition or hunting. I have several 595 and 520 rear apertures sitting around. I've put an EER scope on one of my M1s to help with old eyes.
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    4895 is a very good choice for 150grain bullets.

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    This thread inspired me to pull my Garand out of the safe this week.

    I have a darker stock which is a bit on the beat up side. Lots of dark oil stains and dings. This is a Korean War era Springfield. Would I ruin it if I did some mild restoration work? I don’t want to sand it down like crazy. Just degrease it in hot water, knock the grain back down and restain it. I watched this video series and this guy seemed to know what he was doing: https://youtu.be/VMl2Ik_-NXM

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    Most i would do is steam the dings with a wet cloth and iron. These rifles need the character of dark wood and a few dings.

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    Or, for not too much money, purchase a full stock set with metal from the CMP. I paid $149 for mine, it fit perfectly and looks good. My M1 is not really a "collectible" as it has an import mark on it, bought it over 30 years ago for $185 plus the stock set some 10 years ago. I tried the Boyd's stock and did not like the over size feeling. Then CMP stock is walnut, the metal was like new, I love it.
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