My very first rifle match was with an M1 Carbine. I was surprised how accurate it was at 100 yards even though I had zero technique. I'm thinking about picking up a Garand at CMP Anniston in May and a buttload of ammo. Last time I was there, the collection of carbines looked like they had been dragged behind a tank for 100 miles. But the Kimber 82Gs and the Garands looked pretty good.
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