Tuesday, April 20, 2021

CMP Warns of Ammunition Limits for US Rifles M1903, 1903A3, & M1

The Civilian Marksmanship Program has updated the ammunition section of the handbook that accompanies Model 1903, 1903A3, and M1 Garands they sell warning not to use .30-06 Springfield ammunition that is loaded beyond 50,000 Copper Units of Pressure (CUP) and has a bullet weight more than 172-174 grains. Even with replacement barrels, the majority of the parts in these rifles are at least 70 years old and are not designed for maximum loads and super heavy bullets. 

Always wear hearing and eye protection when firing a M1903, 1903A3, and/or M1 garrand rifle.

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