Originally Posted by Steve in PA
In PA, we can't use Garands or any semi-auto rifles for hunting.
However, my deer load for my 1903A3 is a Hornady 150gr BSTP over 47.0gr of IMR-4895. I have shot this load out of my M1 Garand with excellent accuracy.
Drill a hole in the gas plug and you have a great bolt gun.
I have used mostly 168's and either 4064 or Varget right around 48 grains.