They are getting more popular nowadays bec of CMP . Not bad at all for a small carbine , perfect for close range SD needs. NOwadays they ve been replaced by Mini 14s, SKSs, M4s and AKs that fires more powerful rds.
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January 28, 2012, 03:22 PM
About minute of coffee cup.Its a fun rifle to shoot,but it don't set the accuracy world on fire. Lightman
Romeo 33 Delta
January 28, 2012, 03:41 PM
More accurate than I am with my old eyes ... but good enough that if you are my target, you will get all of my rounds in an area only slightly larger than a fist. It's MORE than good enough for my purposes ... and more fun than I should be allowed to have at my age.
January 28, 2012, 03:45 PM
I shot a 14 round 4 inch group at 100 yards last weekend with my Inland M1...... I actually shot 15 rounds but one was a flyer..... not sure if that was me or the ammo.. (handloads) but overall I was impressed with the rifle....
Tim the student
January 28, 2012, 04:01 PM
Accurate enough for what it is, and what it was designed to do.
I'd say mine, with me behind it - off a bench, can get about a 5 inch group (5 rds) at 100 yards. I'd need to go double check to be sure though, but thats what I'd say off the top of my head.
January 28, 2012, 05:22 PM
Below is a link to the original M1 Carbine 25 yard target...Read the instructions in the lower left corner of the paper:
Assuming an 8.5x11 sheet of paper, that's not much of an accuracy standard for 25 yd!
What position is everyone shooting from speaking of accuracy? Bench? Prone? Standing?
January 28, 2012, 11:43 PM
I shoot mine from a bench rest with a lead sled.... (no lead sled really needed due to low recoil but it is what we have at our range for bench shooting)
January 30, 2012, 05:13 PM
I guess with expanding projectiles available in the civilian world, the self-defense potential of the round is somewhat enhanced. If it was all there was to be had for my defense, I would be glad to have one. The accuracy qualification target for the carbine and the minimum requirements seem very disconcerting to me. One wonders if a qualifying score could not also be shot by someone with an M3A1.
January 30, 2012, 10:58 PM
Not to bust anyone here who owns the Carbine M1 but if accuracy is mediocre then why many say negative on the AK 47 4-5 inch groups at 100 yds? But again it all depends on the shooter and mastery of the gun.
January 31, 2012, 01:03 AM
if I can see it I can hit it. but that's not saying a whole lot. milk jug at 100 yds? Better than I can do with a pistol, and that's what it was made for.
January 31, 2012, 02:25 AM
Mine was ~4MOA.
January 31, 2012, 02:35 PM
Yeah, mine was around 4 MOA as well.
January 31, 2012, 02:47 PM
One wonders if a qualifying score could not also be shot by someone with an M3A1.
Once, when I was running an M16 qualification range for my unit, some Air Force FAC's (Forward Air Controllers) tagged along to qualify with their old XM177's. These were well-worn veteran carbines, never intended for precision shooting, and they hadn't been babied.
Accuracy, in the words of Jed Clampett, was "Pitiful. Plumb pitiful."
I've been thinking about my M1 Carbine lately. Maybe it's time to give another shot. IIRC, it could keep up with an SKS.
January 31, 2012, 03:00 PM
I agree with everyone else. My regular shooter is 3"-4" MOA. They can be improved but I like my M1s the way they are.
January 31, 2012, 05:41 PM
I love my Underwood. I've had cloverleafs at 25 yards, but never shot it at 100. I'll have to try it. I would guess 3 MOA is about right.
January 31, 2012, 06:28 PM
My most accurate M1 carbine is my Bavarian Inland. Those Germans kept it all together except for the V sight; and I guess like all things mechanical they obsessed with perfection or making it so.
I'm thinking that sight is also more user friendly to my eye.
January 31, 2012, 06:42 PM
My 1943 Underwood will shoot about a 4 in group at 100 yards. I don't know if that's me or the rifle though. The target at 100 yards is getting a little blurry for me.