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    So I got an M1 Garand

    Through circumstances all their own, it was decided I needed to snag one of the Philippine M1's from the CMP. Braved the rain and 32 degree day to zero it and take a few 300 yard shots. I was impressed enough considering the adverse circumstances, can't wait to get it back out when the weather doesn't suck.

    1954 Springfield, service grade.

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    Nice rifle, good shooting, and you have the sling rigged correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Sierra View Post
    Nice rifle, good shooting, and you have the sling rigged correctly.
    Haha. Good deal. I had to guess, but I was attempting to use some logic of how it would be applied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spence View Post
    Haha. Good deal. I had to guess, but I was attempting to use some logic of how it would be applied.
    A sharpie is a huge help for me. Essentially you set the sling up as is for length to use as a hasty sling. The rear clip comes off and can be opened up into a loop, which goes above the bicep, for a really rock solid prone/seated shooting position, which will require re-adjustment of the front quick-adjust. I put a sharpie line on the inside of the sling with a P written by it for prone and another with H for hasty, so it's easy to get the sling back into the proper length for the different uses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep45238 View Post
    A sharpie is a huge help for me. Essentially you set the sling up as is for length to use as a hasty sling. The rear clip comes off and can be opened up into a loop, which goes above the bicep, for a really rock solid prone/seated shooting position, which will require re-adjustment of the front quick-adjust. I put a sharpie line on the inside of the sling with a P written by it for prone and another with H for hasty, so it's easy to get the sling back into the proper length for the different uses.

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    This is very good advice.
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    Nice M1.
    Got this Winchester M1 from the DCM in 89
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep45238 View Post
    A sharpie is a huge help for me. Essentially you set the sling up as is for length to use as a hasty sling. The rear clip comes off and can be opened up into a loop, which goes above the bicep, for a really rock solid prone/seated shooting position, which will require re-adjustment of the front quick-adjust. I put a sharpie line on the inside of the sling with a P written by it for prone and another with H for hasty, so it's easy to get the sling back into the proper length for the different uses.

    https://artoftherifle.com/the-loop-s...oop-sling.html
    I have all mine set up with P, S, and K (prone, sitting, kneeling). After starting NRA/CMP service rifle with an M1907 sling, I tried the M1 canvas sling and never looked back.
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    Mine in the middle, Korean war era Springfield.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trooper224 View Post
    Mine in the middle, Korean war era Springfield.

    Oh I like it. Did it get a new stock before you got it? That's the one thing I don't quite know what to do with, haven't taken the time to look yet. The new wood looks good, but I'm thinking it needs oiled to darken it up some.

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