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Cast bullets In An M-1 Carbine?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Speedo66, Apr 13, 2009.

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  1. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Member

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    Is there any problem with reloading cast bullets for use in an M-1 carbine?

    Does it make any difference because of the gas operated system?

    Thanks
     
  2. loadedround

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    I have shot 115 gr hard cast bullets in my GI carbine without any serious leading problems. I did take my gas cylinder/piston apart( I do have the GI wrench) and cleaned the parts throughly. Also cleaned out the barrel bleed hole after each session. I must admit that these loads were just plinking loads, and loads I let the Jr CMP members use. My loads were worked up just to get 100% functioning with cast bullets. :)
     
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    I've got way over 5,000 cast loads thru my carbine and have yet to clean the gas syste. Have cleaned the barrel and action a number of times of course. So far have had no problems at all.

    My load is 100 gr. Lee bullet 90301, my own lube, 12 gr. 4227, good plinking load and inch and a half/two inch accuracy at 50 yds, not bad with open sights.

    Hope this helps

    Oh ya I size the the bullets .310.
     
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  4. USSR

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    I've been casting 100 grain flatbase bullets and shooting them in my carbine without problems.

    Don
     
  5. Speedo66

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    Thanks to all for the replies.
     
  6. Speedo66

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    Xtremebullets.com makes a copper plated bullet for the Carbine.

    I assume the loading data to use would be that for cast bullets?

    Any thoughts on that?
     
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    I'd use the loading data for cast bullets. The plating is very thin.
     
  8. Speedo66

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    Will the plating stand up to Carbine velocity?
     
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