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#3152809 - 02/05/13 12:50 PM .30 Cal M1 Carbine bullets ?
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I put the calipers to a M1 .30 carbine bullet the other day and got .304 dia. I was right up against the case, but I can only find .30 cal bullets that are listed at .309 dia. Is it likely that the bullet was seated past the diameter and starting over the tangent point of where the diameter and cone start, thus giving me a slightly smaller reading, or should I still be looking for .304 dia bullets?

Thanks for any advice in advance. \:\)
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#3152841 - 02/05/13 01:22 PM Re: .30 Cal M1 Carbine bullets ? [Re: MUP]
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Yes, 30 carbine is .308 diameter. The 110 grain .308 round nose bullets are what I use in 30 carbine.
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#3152893 - 02/05/13 02:10 PM Re: .30 Cal M1 Carbine bullets ? [Re: 348Winchester]
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Thanks 348W. I guess that bullet is seated a little too far into the case then on the one I chose to measure.
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#3156077 - 02/08/13 10:37 AM Re: .30 Cal M1 Carbine bullets ? [Re: MUP]
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I've never reloaded for my 30 carbine but if I did, I'd start with the Speer plinker bullet. It's the cheapest bullet out there suitable for the carbine and is a .308 diameer bullet. It's the one with the entire lead round nose exposed in front of a short jacket. I used to use them in my 30-30 for fun plinking loads.
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#3156083 - 02/08/13 10:40 AM Re: .30 Cal M1 Carbine bullets ? [Re: Hunter 257W]
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Thanks for the info H257W ;\)
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#3221653 - 04/14/13 11:23 AM Re: .30 Cal M1 Carbine bullets ? [Re: Hunter 257W]
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 Originally Posted By: Hunter 257W
I've never reloaded for my 30 carbine but if I did, I'd start with the Speer plinker bullet. It's the cheapest bullet out there suitable for the carbine and is a .308 diameer bullet. It's the one with the entire lead round nose exposed in front of a short jacket. I used to use them in my 30-30 for fun plinking loads.


I finally found some of those H257! Only they were Hornady 100 grain. Just a lead cone and copper jacket body. Picked them up ar SW Sat. ;\)
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#3221958 - 04/14/13 06:25 PM Re: .30 Cal M1 Carbine bullets ? [Re: MUP]
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 Originally Posted By: MUP
 Originally Posted By: Hunter 257W
I've never reloaded for my 30 carbine but if I did, I'd start with the Speer plinker bullet. It's the cheapest bullet out there suitable for the carbine and is a .308 diameer bullet. It's the one with the entire lead round nose exposed in front of a short jacket. I used to use them in my 30-30 for fun plinking loads.


I finally found some of those H257! Only they were Hornady 100 grain. Just a lead cone and copper jacket body. Picked them up ar SW Sat. ;\)


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#3222202 - 04/15/13 05:17 AM Re: .30 Cal M1 Carbine bullets ? [Re: hunter0925]
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\:D My only regret was leaving that one box behind...still can't figure out why. I guess the shock of finding them, PLUS those sr primers was just too much for me. \:D
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#3222324 - 04/15/13 09:17 AM Re: .30 Cal M1 Carbine bullets ? [Re: MUP]
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Let us know how the reloading went. My buddy is a prolific reloader and those little carbine bullets have been giving him fits. Bullet seating appears to be the problem and getting them to ultimately function in the rifle.
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#3222360 - 04/15/13 10:00 AM Re: .30 Cal M1 Carbine bullets ? [Re: Navy Mustang]
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Will do. He hasn't had any hangfire accidents has he?
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