August 1st, 2009

Hornady Ammo Chosen for Springfield & Garand Matches

Hornady has been selected as the official ammunition supplier for the 2009 National Springfield and Garand Matches, to be held August 7 and 8, in Camp Perry, Ohio. Hornady’s 30-06 Garand Match Ammunition will be issued to all shooters competing in the Springfield Rifle Match, John C. Garand Match, and the Vintage Military Rifle Match.

Hornady A-max Garand Ammo

Hornady 30-06 M1 Garand Match Ammunition delivers a 168gr A-Max bullet at 2710 fps MV. Hornady’s Garand ammo is purpose-built for the Garand platform, employing medium burn-rate propellants that protect the M1 rifle’s gas port system, meeting all SAAMI guidelines.

According to Hornady, some 30-06 military surplus ammunition and current 30-06 commercial ammunition is too powerful for the gas operating system of the M1 Garand. “Permanent damage can occur while shooting standard [modern] factory-loaded 30-06 ammunition in the M1 Garand,” said Dave Emary, Hornady Chief Ballistic Scientist. “Typical factory loads contain propellants that when fired, result in port pressures and gas volumes that are too high, causing violent stress to the rifle’s operating rod, bolt, and receiver.”

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