Originally Posted by treboris
so are all those safe to shoot through a garand?
Yeah. I used to have a match grade garand that I shot a LOT of M72 through.
When I was a Jr. shooter, DCM ( now known as CMP ) use to issue us ( the Jr. State teams ) cans and cans of Lake City M72 for practice ammo for next years National Team match at camp perry. We all shot M14/M1A in the actual match but, DCM/CMP would issue some M118 for the M14/M1A but, mostly M72/30-06.
I actually got a Garand through a DCM/CMP program when I was 18yrs old where if you sent in copies of some score cards of sanctioned leg matches, you could purchase a Garand for 165.00 and, that's how I got mine.
So, I had a Garand to shoot the 06 in and I still have my M1A SuperMatch for the 7.62.
So, what most people load is the 168gr HPBT for match shooting 30cal when the DCM ammo dried up. That was the closest thing to load to get as close to the Lake City stuff as possible and, at camp perry all of the ammo you shoot is issued so that everyone shoots the same ammo for the match.
Now, they're using the M16 to shoot at camp perry for the national match course but, back when I shot it, nobody did. The M16 was only used in the small arms firing school when I was there.
Here's what the M118/M72 ammo looks like. ( I had a photobucket pic so, I'm linking it ) Here's my old shooting gear. You can see the white box Lake City stuff there on my shooting jacket.