The rifle used to be tremendously popular in the 60's through the late 90's. Most rifle shooters had one, and it was the weapon of choice for NRA High Power matches.
Now, those guys are getting too old to do much shooting or take the buffeting the M-1 deals out. The newer generation of veterans is all about the AR-15, with a few die hards still shooting the Springfield M-1, which is actually an M-14 for civilians, and has nothing to do with the M-1 Garand. The M-14 is a modernized M-1 but the Garand is still unique.
So, for those out there who own one, I wanted to do this post tonight. I hear from a friend who should know, that AIM Surplus is expecting another shipment of the specially made M-1 ammo from Serbia.
The thing to do, is to log on to AIM, open your account, then look up the ammo under 30-06. Click the button that says "notify me when on hand" or words to that effect. Then, the instant you get the email, order it. If you don't check your email pretty frequently you are probably not going to get any, since this ammunition has gotten excellent reviews, is reloadable, and AIM doesn't get much in at a time. But as far as I can tell this is your best shot. I check my email very often, and I've missed out twice now.
Just as an aside, this .223 is now instock and it is prized for long term storage.
A full can is three bricks of 300, $145.00 per brick, for 900 rounds. It's Danish production. That's a good price for ammo packed like this. So a can is $435 plus shipping, for 900 rounds. I guess there's more of a market for 5.56/ .223 , so I tacked it on the M-1 post as an aside. I realize this is a rather haphazard posting, but it's almost 2 a.m. and I figured it was better to get the word out, than to wait til morning when I might write a better post.