Last weekend my buddy and I got our Garands, my M1A, and his Enfield #4 Mk1 out and took them to the range. Had a great day. It really surprised at how much more accurate my M1A is than the Garands, but it also doesn't have the same number of rounds down the pipe. We didn't get the Enfield sighted in because we didn't realize that the front sight was held in place by a screw with a raised rib. Going to have to make a front sight tool.
The thing that has been baffling me is why does the brass from the M1 and M1A get so blasted hot? You can't pick up a round that was just fired. However if I shoot my .264 mag, the brass comes out a bit warm but not hot. Any ideas?