Best .30 Carbine powder


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H1500308
March 13, 2008, 08:31 AM
Ok, what has given you guys the best success with reloading .30 carbine. Most likely not looking for max loads, just plinking ammo that will cycle the M1 reliably.

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kimbernut
March 13, 2008, 08:58 AM
Thanks for posting this question. I'll begin loading for the Carbine soon also.

DMZ
March 13, 2008, 09:04 AM
H110, it was developed just for the .30 Carbine.

dogrunner
March 13, 2008, 10:15 AM
I have an M/2 that I've owned for over 40 years. I shoot only my own cast bullets and still use the same powder I started out with in the '60s, Alliant (then Hercules) 2400. I get full function in either mode and it appears nearly eternal case life with the stuff!

I originally stuffed about 13.5 under a straight wheelweight Lymans 120 pointed gas check but have backed down to about 12......only because the cases I have are a mix of military and commercial stuff that varies in capacity. Accuracy level seems to be just about what one would expect with fmj surplus stuff. It works, I like it so I'll just keep on with it.

ADKWOODSMAN
March 13, 2008, 10:20 AM
H110 has also worked for me.

adkpete
March 13, 2008, 12:31 PM
AA9 and 2400 for me

ReloaderFred
March 13, 2008, 01:00 PM
I've used Winchester 296 and Accurate #9. Both work well in the Carbine round.

Hope this helps.

Fred

Sunray
March 13, 2008, 04:50 PM
Speer 110 grain HP's or SP's and IMR4227 with regular small rifle primers. 13.0 to 15.0(compressed).

357mag357
March 13, 2008, 08:29 PM
Have any of you ever used a copper plated bullet instead of a FMJ for reloading the 30 Carbine?

Linear Thinker
March 13, 2008, 08:35 PM
WC820. Look into it, I am not sure how long the surplus stocks are going to last. Will cost you a small fraction of the price of canister powders, and it was designed for 30 Carb.
LT

mnw42
March 13, 2008, 08:53 PM
Here is a link to a carbine info page (http://www.odcmp.com/Services/Rifles/CMP_Carbine_Notes_2007.pdf) provided by the CMP. It is a .PDF.

It lists the actual military load.

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