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Which one would you rather own?
M1A 33%  33%  [ 18 ]
Garand 53%  53%  [ 29 ]
Neither one. I'd rather work a bolt 15%  15%  [ 8 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:48 pm 
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The Garand and M1A are a lot alike but which one would you rather own or shoot?


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A lot easier with the box mag vs. the enbloc clip. Yiou do lose a bit in the accuracy dept. tho :-?

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Both!!!!!!!!

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I've got 2 of each, and really it's a hard decision. The M1A does not have as many complex parts due to the box magazine. They are both hardy. I chose the M1A because they are basically move valuable, though there are Garands that cost more than a M1A. Neither is a bad choice, well number 3 is bad, because you don't get to own either.


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Ok. I voted for the M1A so I dont have to click on "view results" each time. :roll:

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hey Where is the I want both box :cry:

I will not be limited to one or the other

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Hey Cheaters! you have to pick one! I voted for the M1A. Other than the gas system,(of which I've heard the Garand is better). and the mag, not much difference. I prefer external mags over the Thumb Sledge. They are both in my top 5, M1a #1.


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I didn't cheat. I have an M1. But I really, really really want an M1A, ever since I fired a match with one. But there should be a "both" option.

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Indeed!! It took a few years, but I have both, and couldn't see ever being without either.


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I have a couple Garands and one M!A. The M1A is one I bought used and is fully loaded. I really like it but I think I like the Garand better. When you are holding a Garand it just "feels" right.


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I have a Garand but voted for the M1a, For me it was a financial decision to land a Garand, just couldn't get the dough for a M-14. I trained with it in 1969 and fell in love with it. Should I get even close to affording one in the future, I'm sure it'll be the Norinco version, well built but less money.


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I do not own either, but my brother just picked up a Garand. I hope to shoot it someday. Of course then I will need to fire a M1A to compare.

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.....Garand-no ifs ands or BUTTS..... :grin: :grin: :grin:

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I'll stick with my Garand.After all an M14 is is only a "value added"
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I have a Garand, 30-06 and do not want another caliber especially the .308, Nothing wrong or bad with it, just have several '06's and have no need. I sincerely hope that statement does'nt start any war of words.

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:-o I simply cannot fathom anyone just wanting ONE caliber! I want them all and every thing that is chambered for each one. :lol

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Oh,I agree with that Tenbore,but I had trouble enough saving up for the Garand, let alone an M1A too! :lol -TR

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warsteels words exactly - took me a while , but i have both , and wont part with eather , but if forced to use it the M1A hands down in my case , if punching targets tho i enjoy the garand a little more - love that ping :grin:


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Garand... I'd like an M1A one of these days - but I much prefer the Garand...

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Most definitely the Garand! The history, the heft, the balance. Best all-around semi-auto combat rifle ever made.
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