Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

.30 carbine IMR 4227 115 gr cast bullet

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by kevin300win, Dec 2, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. kevin300win

    kevin300win Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    Danbury NC
    I need a good recipe for .30 carbine i am using IMR 4227 power with a 308 115 gr cast what is the min-max of the load i was thinking about 13.5 gr with IMR 4227 if u know something to help it would be most help full i am new to reload the .30 carbine would it be better to use a different power i have IMR 4895 and some Herc 2400 so thanks again thompsonsgunchannel@yahoo.com
     
  2. USSR

    USSR Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    8,573
    Location:
    Finger Lakes Region of NY
    Kevin,

    Yeah, 13.5gr of 4227 will work fine. An even better powder for cast bullets is your Hercules 2400 (12.5gr).

    Don
     
  3. dogrunner

    dogrunner Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,187
    Location:
    E/Cntrl Fla.
    Ditto on the 2400..............used the stuff for over forty years in my M/2.

    Years back I used to push Lyman's 311359 gc with then published max. loadings...........I long since dropped back to the 12 gr. level with absolute success and good accuracy.

    I use Alox lube by the way and have never had the least problem with leading.
     
  4. greyling22

    greyling22 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    Messages:
    4,404
    Location:
    East Texas
    I had saved this quote off of castboolits

    "I've used the Lee bullet that is identical to the 311316 and did have problems with jams until I sized it down to 308. I also found that polishing the nose with some steel wool to remove the sharp edge of the front driving band mad it feed very well. I got some of my best groups with it (3 shots in 3/8"@25yds) with 12gr herc2400.

    Have had great luck with H4227 and BlueDot.

    I use the 100 grain Lee #311-100-2R with no problem. I load with 14 grains of IMR 4227. Works for me."



    ******************************************************
    I copied this information out of a sierra manual one day at a library:



    113 grn lead

    Powder Start GRN (max) Velocity pressure

    unique 5.5 (6.5) 1386(1555) 27600(38600)
    SR-7(6?)25 4.6 (5.6) 1194(1368) 22800(39900)
    SR-4756 5.5 (6.5) 1256(1453) 23400(34100)
    2400 11 (12.5*) 1033(1500) 31500(40000)
    IMR-4227 11.5(13.3*) 1457(1733) 27000(39000)

    **********************************************************

    the thing to watch for when reloading with lead for the 30 carb is that to get the pressures high enough to cycle the action with a lightweight bullet you run into issues with leading. I run a 120 grn bullet myself.
     
  5. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2008
    Messages:
    6,493
    Location:
    Mount Desert Island Maine
    I also use Blue Dot with a 112 GR Laser Cast lead bullet for my 30 Carbine and it works well for me without any leading.
     
  6. HOWARD J

    HOWARD J Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2010
    Messages:
    2,257
    Location:
    S/E Michigan
    I don't trust my Iver Johnson M-1 carbine--I use 12,5 gr. H110 for 110gr. bullet
    In my Ruger Blackhawk I use 14.5 gr H110 for 110 gr bullet-what a noise !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Messages:
    22,577
    Location:
    Northeast PA, USA
    H110 was originally developed for the 30 Carbine and IMO still the best choice for loading it. Like said above, use a 110gr bullet and H110/W296 and you're good to go!

    Welcome to the forum.
     
  8. jcwit

    jcwit Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Messages:
    8,011
    Location:
    Great state of Indiana
    I use 12 grains of 4227 powder with a Lee 311-100-2R cast lead bullet sized to .310. Good accuracy and no leading.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page