Ammo Question - Is there a hollowpoint round for my .30 M1 carbine?


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rod5591
November 12, 2011, 03:26 PM
I can only find full metal jacket rounds. But I want to have some hollowpoints for self defense. Where can I get some?

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451 Detonics
November 12, 2011, 03:32 PM
CorBon DPX...best SD round available in 30 Carbine.

http://www.shopcorbon.com/DPX-Rifle/30-Carb-100gr-DPX/DPX30100-20/400/Product

zxcvbob
November 12, 2011, 03:39 PM
PPV (prvi partizan) makes a really nice looking 110 grain jacketed soft-point, and they are not expensive. I think I paid about $22 for a box of 50. I haven't tried them yet. They have brass cases and they look reloadable.

68wj
November 12, 2011, 05:05 PM
Remington make soft points too. I have seen them at a few places

Hoghunter
November 12, 2011, 08:57 PM
The m1 carbine does not always feed HP ammo consistently, as it was designed for a round FMJ bullet. The softpoints usually feed without problems. If you buy some HP ammo, be sure you try out at least one magazine of them before you bet your life on them feeding reliably.

Better safe than sorry,

HH

Al Thompson
November 12, 2011, 09:05 PM
HH is correct. Winchester makes/made some JHPs. IME though, the JSPs (due to the 1900 FPS) do expand nicely. BTW, when you test your choice in defensive ammo, mark that magazine and use it exclusively. Different magazine, test it again. :)

greyling22
November 12, 2011, 09:39 PM
I've got a box of remington hp's I bought at walmart a couple years back. I haven't tried them yet. They sure were expensive. maybe 35 bucks for a box?

Batty67
November 12, 2011, 10:41 PM
I bought two boxes of Cor-bon for my modern AO M1 carbine. In the 15-rd magazine it fails to eject or load 50% of the time! Expensive experiment. I tried it in 3 different magazines and 50% fail to fire (total) every time. Woeful. Ironically, in a 30-rd magazine all 5 shots went flawlessly. So I loaded the rest (20 or so) in a 30-rd magazine and the hell with it. I greatly prefer shooting and handling the 15-rd magazines over shooting the 30s and I won't but Cor-Bon anymore. I fired 50 PPV JSPs in both types of magazines with about a 10-20% fail to fire. For FMJ I have about 5% failto fire, or 1-3 per 50 rounds, which I find irksome and pretty much random. That is, the fails to eject or feed do no appear to be ammo (brand) or magazine-related, it just always seems to happen at 1-3 per 50 rounds.

Oh, the problem with JSP is almost fail to feed. However, I recently got 40 SPEER gold dot JSPs and all 10 test rounds fired flawlessly out of a 15-rd magazine, not as expensive as Cor-Bon either, so that is my SD load.

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