Steinel Ammunition Salutes the Rifle that Won the War, the M1 Garand 30-06

The M1 Garand Rifle
The M1 Garand Rifle

Twinsburg, Ohio ( – When 16 million Americans were called to serve America and over two million soldiers sent to the European or Pacific theaters during World War ll, the M1 Garand rifle was by their side. This legendary fighting platform still creates waves of nostalgia through our military veterans, military historians and firearms enthusiasts. The M1 Garand was as versatile as it was reliable, able to operate through the freezing temperatures during the Battle of the Bulge to the hot and humid Pacific Rim Islands, easy to use for a green recruit and accurate enough for a skilled sniper.

To this day, the M1 Garand continues to hold a place of honor in our collective American memories. Fans of the M1 Garand continue to participate in a number of online groups and associations from the Garand Collectors Association to the Civilian Marksmanship Program and their popular competitions including high power rifle, as-issued military rifle, vintage sniper rifle, and more.

Steinel Ammunition 30-06 M1 Garand M2 Ball , 150 gr FMJ rounds
Steinel Ammunition 30-06 M1 Garand M2 Ball , 150 gr FMJ rounds

The M1 Garand rifle was developed by John Cantius Garand while working on semi-auto rifle designs at Springfield Armory. After extensive Army testing, the Garand was adopted by the US Military. What made this the US Military’s sweetheart rifle was its simple design with a unique gas system, self-loading, accurate rapid-fire capability, and a rear peep sight that made for quick and easy acquisition of fast-moving targets. The M1 Garand was issued in the 30-06 caliber; the then military’s newest round that was a vast improvement on the former military issue 30-03. The 30-06 was a lighter weight spitzer style bullet capable of farther ranges and less felt recoil.

Steinel Ammunition’s 30-06 M1 Garand M2 Ball is a 150-grain FMJ suitable for all 30-06 chambered rifles but is especially optimized for those prized M1 Garand rifles still in operation in the field or on the range. Purchasing surplus ammunition can be risky to both the customer and the rifle and handloading special 30-06 to accommodate the age of these M1 granddaddies can take some time, tools and experience. It’s also common knowledge in the M1 Garand crowd that use of high-powered hunting loads can bend the operating rod rendering a beloved piece of history, unusable. At 2,780 FPS, Steinel’s 30-06 M1 Garand rounds ensure reliable feeding, performance, and accuracy without undue wear and tear on the family heirloom.

Steinel Ammunition’s 30-06 M1 Garand M2 Ball 150 gr FMJ ammo is loaded in new brass with a light roll crimp and comes 20 rounds in a reusable plastic case for $21.99. Order online.

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  • 14 thoughts on “Steinel Ammunition Salutes the Rifle that Won the War, the M1 Garand 30-06

    1. I used one in infantry training after boot camp, loved it.
      It would be nice if they would make them in 5.56 also. A nice piece of history would probably sell very well and doesn’t look like an “assault” rifle. I would buy one in a heartbeat.

        1. An assault rifle is fully automatic or has a selector to make it full auto.
          I liked the Mini 14, had one for several years but didn’t get out as often as I would have liked to use it.
          After 50 years I decided to get reacquainted with the M-16/AR-15. I like it.

    2. I have an international harvesters split date garland w/grenade launcher adapter and stock mounted sights, it shoots like a dream and I carried one in Germany for four years.

    3. Ok they say itd a new round but the m1903 during ww2 used it thats why its in 3006 because they had so much left over ammo they were going to use a round just invented but coulnt produce enough

    4. Excellent article about John C. Garand, I enjoy reading anything historical about this man, Springfield Armory and his designing of this great weapon. I’m going to give this new ammunition a try and see how it stacks up against the competition. Thank you for both the article and the new ammunition.

    5. I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I purchased a beautiful 1943 Springfield Armory M1 Garand. I wanted one ever since I started watching the TV show “COMBAT” as a young kid in the early 1960’s ,and now I have one. I wouldn’t part with this at any price, it still functions flawlessly and it’s extremely accurate. Boy, if it could only talk, the tales it would tell.

      1. @Paul c, You sound like a knowledgeable reloader. I would like to emulate the Liberty .357 pistol ammunition. Where can I get a 50 grain, more or less, .357 bullet? And how can I figure out what kind of powder Liberty uses?

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