Prvi Partizan is now loading a .30-06 round for the M1 Garand. The new load uses a 150 grain FMJ bullet and is rated at 2749 fps. If my notes are correct, this closely duplicates the M2 load using 150 grain bullet at 2740 fps.
The vast majority of .30-06 ammo is manufactured with the bolt-action rifle in mind. Garand shooters run the risk of damage to the rifle when shooting commercial ammunition.
GarandGear.com tested a significant number of commercial .30-06 loads in a M1 Garand and measured the peak pressure and total impulse generated by each. The results showed a range of pressures and impulses, many of which are considered above the safe operating range of the Garand.
The new Prvi Partizan load gives Garand shooters another safe ammunition choice.