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Is there a pointed tip .30 carbine?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 22/22mag, May 23, 2006.

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  1. 22/22mag

    22/22mag Member

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    How would pointed tips effect the .30 carbine round/would it shoot an load in the M1 .30 carbine mag?
     
  2. Gewehr98

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    They'd have to have a really short ogive.

    Or be seated deeply into the .30 Carbine brass, to make magazine length. The other problem would be reliable feeding, there's a reason the bullet nose contour is the way it is on the .30 M1 Carbine round. They do make commercial softpoint ammo for plinking/small game, but it still ahs the same nose contour as the military FMJ ball ammo.
     
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    I've heard of people handloading .223 with sabbots in the .30 carbine case, works ok, better if you use a weak spring.
     
  5. Grump

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    Yes, the Lyman (IIRC) 120-grain lead gas checks my Dad and I cast up every decade or two. Sorry, no pics. At a BHN of about 12-15 per the Lyman (again, IIRC) pointy screw device, we get 2 MOA at 100 yards, but have not tested them at 300 to see whether they shoot noticeably higher than the 110gr RNs.

    I just wish it was a double-cavity mold!

    That's 120 grains or so complete with gas check and lube. 311413 or something like that is the mold number.
     
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