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Can you hunt with an M1 Carbine ??

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Kymasabe, Oct 5, 2010.

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  1. Kymasabe

    Kymasabe Member

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    And does anyone make hollowpoint ammo for it? Will the gun actually feed HP or SP ammo? I'm thinking of maybe hog hunting with it.
     
  2. MistWolf

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    We used to load the 30 Carbine with cast lead bullets. My brother did in more than a few rabbits with one.

    I wouldn't use a 30 Carbine on deer unless I had a good bullet and was able to get close enough to poke the muzzle in it's ear before I shot.

    Hogs? Not this little yellow duck!
     
  3. amd6547

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    If you would hunt them with a 357mag, yes.
    My Inland carbine handles SP loads no problem...Remington and PRVI make them.
     
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  5. Kangspec

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    shot placement is the key.... :p
     
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    Some states specifically state you can not use .30 Carbine. Strange, considering the same states usually allow .357 Mag and the rounds are very similar ballisticly.
     
  7. USSR

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    Most USGI .30 Carbines will feed the softpoint bullets just fine, since the bullet profile is the same as the FMJ bullets. Hollowpoints are another story.

    Don
     
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    Used to be popular in Michigan when hunting brush...Russ
     
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    I thinl DPX is making a hollow point round for the carbine. I'm not sure I'd use it on deer size game myself, but up to coyote size animals no problem.
     
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    I have a box of Winchester 110 gr.hollow point ammo. It is Winchester (x30m1) Wxx and feed very well. A carbine is legal to hunt deer and hogs with here in Alabama. My father-n-law has killed several deer with the little M1.
     
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    It's illegal in Pennsylvania and many other states that forbids hunting with a semi-auto. I wouldn't use it for deer sized game if I even permitted too. Upto Fox sized varmits only, if I were to use the M1 carbine.
     
  12. Al Thompson

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    The carbine with soft points works fine on the smaller southern deer, with a couple of catches - be close and put the bullet in the right spot. IMHO, be able to keep three shots on a playing card - the distance where you can't do that anymore is your max range.

    For me, the carbine is not enough gun for hogs unless you are pretty darn experienced.
     
  13. jimmyraythomason

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    In the hands of a skilled hunter using quality hunting ammo,a carbine will put a lot of meat in the freezer. Anyone who doesn't respect the carbine,will never know it's potential since they won't be taking it hunting to learn what it can do.
     
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    Winchester makes a (tiny) hollowpoint load for the M1 Carbine.

    http://www.winchester.com/Products/...ow-soft-point/Pages/default.aspx?c=30+Carbine

    The M1 Carbine generates enough MV that ashtray sized hollowpoints are not necessary or even desirable.

    I wouldn't recommend using it for pigs though. Yes, it's capable of killing a pig if everything goes perfectly. However a real rifle round in the 308 class would be a far, far better choice.

    Check your local game laws, many states prohibit hunting big game with the M1 Carbine, for good reason.
     
  15. Kymasabe

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    Well, the reason I was asking is...I just got an M1 carbine from a customer if mine, bought a really nice looking one for cheap. I have a friend who's asked me a few times to go hog hunting with him but I don't usually have a rifle that's accurate that I can rely on. I have a Chinese Mosin carbine but the sights are WAY off. Was thinking of using the M1. My buddy hunts with a lever .357 so I thought .... why not .30cal?
     
  16. Al Thompson

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    Kym, if you can pass the really big ones and go for the ones less than 125 lbs, you should be OK. Pound for pound, hogs are tougher than deer, but not bullet proof. :)

    Practice is important.
     
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    I've Harvested Deer & Hogs With a 30 Cal carbine NO Problem, Just stic to 5 rnd Mags ; )
    Y/D
     
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    An M1 is a big improvement over a rock and a spear....as our ancestors did it.

    They worked for hunting Nazis and Japanese in WW2, and deer torsos are about the same size.
     
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    i dont know about hogs, as i have never hunted them, and they are pretty big and at least seem pretty rugged.... deer however can be killed easily, provided a reasonable amount of accuracy (gotta hit the vitals obviously).... as to not using it on anything bigger than fox, if it can kill a 180 pound person, so its probably capable of killing things bigger than a 15 pound pup
     
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    You can slice a tomato with a machete, but that doesn't mean its the best tool for the job.
     
  22. Freedom_fighter_in_IL

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    Killing a human is about 10 times easier than a hog TRG. We are pretty much one of the weakest, easiest to kill mammals on the face of the earth.

    That being said, yes the 30 car CAN do it as can a .22 long. But that doesn't make it a preferable choice. Hogs are an incredibly tough animal. Some shots will drop it dead right there with a tiny bullet while with other placements, they will absorb an insane amount of lead and still keep going.

    If you feel confident in your ability to place a shot dead on where you need to at a NEVER standing still target then go for it. If not choose a caliber that will allow for a bit of miss and still deliver enough energy to take out the vitals.
     
  23. TRGFTJob

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    well that was the point of saying i dont know about killing hogs because they are big and tough.... ive never hunted them, but ive seen farm pigs shot point blank with a 45 in the head and not die quick, i was just pointing out that they can kill medium sized game, and responding to loadedround (though i guess i should have quoted) to point out that fox are kind of small for a thirty caliber bullet, even if it is a 30 carbine
     
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    ...So adjust the Mosin sights and use enough gun.
     
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    Would be good for called coyotes.
     
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