Join Date: May 2006
Location: On the river in Maine
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Hey hotrodbird, that is a beautiful H&R M1! You don't see many that pretty. Just remember (sorry if you are already familiar with this...) to only use M2 ball ammo in it, or ammo built to that spec. The M1 has a very sensitive gas recoil system, and is only designed for a powder that is similar to 4895, and a bullet weight of 150 grains. You can really hurt an M1(bend the operating rod) by using commercial spec hunting ammo, especially with the heavier bullets (180-200+ grains). It is possible to use different weight bullets, and different powders, but it should be done with expert guidance following well established recipies SPECIFICALLY for the M1.
Sorry to preach, I don't want to see that great old gun have any problems!!! M2 ball ammo is still available from the CMP, for now.....
Have you come down with a case of "M1 thumb" yet? :lol: :lol: I know I have!!!