I was talking with some PAFOA guys today at a B-day BBQ for one of our members and we got into a discussion about M1 Garands... I was telling a guy at the BBQ how I was planning on getting one at some point in the next 6 months or so. He mentioned something about how you can't use modern .30-06 rounds in a Garand. I was a little skeptical about his comment so I asked him to explain. He said the pressure created with new rounds are too great and can bend the recoil rod or other parts, or even cause the gun to blow up. He said I can only use military surplus rounds...
I was a little skeptical and asked "Well why couldn't I go with a lower grain round to prevent that"?
He responded with "Well I guess you could reload your own".
I was pretty confused as the conversation turned to something else and I was left with more questions then answers.
Has anyone else heard about this with the Garands?