The M-1 Garand is the American archetype WWII and Korea military rifle. For many men owning one is a rite of passage. Even today there are few shooting situations that cannot be managed with a 30-06 M-1.
Canton McKinley Rifle and Pistol Club is hosting an M-1 Garand Clinic October 8, 2011, followed by a 100-yard rifle match which will enable you to purchase an M-1 from the CMP. You need any centerfire rifle and 60 rounds of ammo, 20 of which you will fire during the clinic. The remaining 40 rounds will be shot in the 100 yard rifle match. (I’d bring a few extra rounds as sighters.) The cost is $65, but you need to register and get your money in.
Even if you own an M-1 Garand, it’s a great chance to learn how to disassemble, clean and re-assemble your rifle to preserve your piece of Americana.
Contact Marty at 330-714-3597 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The clinic is limited to 24 participants.
Frankly, if you're concerned that .223 Rem doesn't have enough stopping power or range, the 30-06 has a slight edge on .308 and you should have one and learn to shoot it.