FrankenGarand Range Tests, round two!

FrankenGarand, looking over the sightsThe recent range trip had me drag the FrankenGarand out for another test. Ammunition is getting a little scarce with me overdue to acquire a proper quantity of 7.62 surplus, so I had to make do with the same ammunition as before (American Eagle 150gr). Concentrating more on the accuracy of the rifle than it’s basic operation the rifle seemed to print respectable 2″ groups, and with a little adjustment of the sights was plopping the rounds pretty much exactly where I wanted them. The last string in particular was impressive, with the rounds falling within about 1″ of each other.

The FrankenGarand was not the focus of this trip, and I’ll have to make a trip dedicated to nothing more than putting 100 rounds of so through the rifle, gauging its accuracy (and mine for that matter) properly. For now I am satisfied that the rifle is reliable and reasonably accurate, not bad for a home-built rifle, eh?


  1. AnalogKid says:

    If I can offer you a tip, Natchez Shooters Supply ( has a good eal on the 80’s production Aussie stuff in bandoliers and stripper-clips for $45 a can.

    Of course, now that I think about it, can you have ammo shipped to you in Canada?

  2. Mugwug says:

    Hey AK!

    Naw, bringing anything across the border is a major PITA these days, and I’m fairly certain that ammo and critical firearms components require all sorts of extra paperwork.

    This is of course a major temptation whenever I find myself south of the line, ammo down there is about 1/3 of the price I’m used to paying up here. Go figure.

    Heres a Canadian supplier just for price comparison.

    Thanks for the suggestion anyway!