Re: M1 carbine for Garand match
200 yds is about the maximum range youd be able to hit the target with an M1 carbine. The round is just too weak and ballistically inferior for shooting beyond 200. Yeah the bullets will go that far but not with any kind of accuracy and repeatability.
Id save up and get a garand. It aint gotta be a NM garand, but you need the ballistics of the .30-06 to consistently hit the 400 and 600 yd target with any kind of competitive consistency.
It takes 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 3 for proper trigger squeeze.
The latest caliber or gear is no substitute for experience and skill. Rifles and cartridges don't make hits -- shooters do.
Fact of life:
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