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Quick 30 carbine question.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by berettaprofessor, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. berettaprofessor

    berettaprofessor Member

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    Does anyone know if a Hornady 30 cal 110 VMax can be used to load 30 Carbine (IMR 4227)? OAL?
     
  2. Another_Kelley

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    Doesn't look like it to me........ That's about 1.90". Are we talking a single shot?

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  3. FROGO207

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    They would not work in a Blackhawk either. Too long for the cylinders.
     
  4. Mr_Flintstone

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    Well, I’d be interested to know if there are any pointed bullets that would actually fit into an M1 Carbine magazine. Anybody know of any?
     
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    Most of the lighter bullet weights are for handguns and are either HP or RNFP designs. The problem is the long ogive and where you need to crimp for headspacing with a pointed bullet. The easy answer is go to 300 BO and not worry about it.;)
     
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  6. berettaprofessor

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    Yeah...I already load 300BO with the 110 VMax, but my 30 Carbine was hungry and I wondered if I could double purpose the bullets. Oh well, Berry’s will work
     
  7. Mr_Flintstone

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    I went looking, and found a Lyman 311359 115 grain mold that’s supposed to fit the M1 carbine.
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    It’s supposed to be gas checked, but I’ll bet that if polymer coated, it could be pushed to the same velocity as jacketed. I may have to check into molding my own bullets.
     
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    Before you get carried away, it's worth checking some of the commercial cast/coated companies. I believe Missouri Bullet at the very least sells a 115gr bullet. There are likely others.
     
  9. murf

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    cut off the tip!!

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    Yes Missouri Bullet sells a 30 CAL115 grain coated bullet called #1 carbine. That will be cheap shooting for sure.
     
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    Turning a fifty FTX into a flat point for my DEP proved those little red tips to be quite durable!
    They will not pull out.
    Hopefully the thirties will snip off with a side cutter better than the bigger ones did.

    Using a razor knife was a little sketchy...:eek:

    But, alas, it looks like more than the tip is too long.

    Have you tried loading them backwards?
    They might fit the mag, but then it will be if they will chamber. And how much space they are taking up in the case.

    The carbine is enjoying a small resurgence lately it seems!:)
     
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  12. berettaprofessor

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    Demi and Murf; you weren't kidding about the tips? I thought you were kidding.

    I'm a little leery to use the coated bullets; Berry's or Missouri Bullet, because of the velocity pushing the upper limit that those manufacturers recommend for coated strength.
     
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    The coating will hold well beyond what they say the limit is. How do I know? I've tested in my own lab.
     
  14. murf

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    nope, the back end is the steering end. the front doesn't make much of a difference accuracy-wise.

    luck,

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