Nice Christmas present............
One of the deacons at my church recently advised me he is getting an M1 Rifle for Christmas.
Its one of those through the CMP, reconditioned, and original .30 caliber, not rechamber to 7.62mm.
Though I hated carrying one, I loved the M1. Never saw folks' objection to the en-bloc clip. I could reload, and so could most of the men in my outfit, faster with those clips than any box magazine.
As to someone hearing the "ping" of an ejected clip, nobody noticed another ringing in the ears.