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Best .30 Carbine powder

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by H1500308, Mar 13, 2008.

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  1. H1500308

    H1500308 Member

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    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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    M1 Carbine

    Thanks for posting this question. I'll begin loading for the Carbine soon also.
     
  3. DMZ

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    H110, it was developed just for the .30 Carbine.
     
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    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.
     
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    H110 has also worked for me.
     
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    AA9 and 2400 for me
     
  7. ReloaderFred

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    I've used Winchester 296 and Accurate #9. Both work well in the Carbine round.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  8. Sunray

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    Speer 110 grain HP's or SP's and IMR4227 with regular small rifle primers. 13.0 to 15.0(compressed).
     
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    Have any of you ever used a copper plated bullet instead of a FMJ for reloading the 30 Carbine?
     
  10. Linear Thinker

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    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
     
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