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  • .30 cal M-1 Carbine Ammo

    Who makes the best ammo in this caliber?? So far, Federal sems to be the most impressive. I have tried UMC, Remington, Winchester and even Wolf. I've looked for Lake City, but no luck. Ordered some S&B just for drill. TIA.
    God,grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,courage to change the things I can,and the wisdom to know the difference.

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    Re: .30 cal M-1 Carbine Ammo

    Have you considered reloading? Either a soft point or hollow point would be light years more efffective than the fmj thats prevalent on the market. They actually get the carbine up off its knees, turning it into a viable short range weapon, I've seen quite a few deer taken with a carbine out to 100 yards using hollowpoints. Just a suggestion for what its worth.....
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    • #3
      Re: .30 cal M-1 Carbine Ammo

      Thanks. That's what my Dad thinks, too. Guess we'll have to study up a bit and get down to the ammo store.
      God,grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,courage to change the things I can,and the wisdom to know the difference.

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      • #4
        Re: .30 cal M-1 Carbine Ammo

        In no particular order:

        Wolf
        Aguila
        S&B

        Aguila is a little less hot than USGI and shoots to a bit lower POI, but seems to be consistent and accurate. YMMV.

        Wolf is a bit sooty, but runs well in my carbines and scores plenty good enough compared to S&B.

        S&B worked fine for me and scored well on paper.

        I have not tried Magtech or Remington. Remington manufactures a softpoint.

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        • #5
          Re: .30 cal M-1 Carbine Ammo

          Thanks, Campy. S&B seems to be the most plentiful at the moment.
          God,grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,courage to change the things I can,and the wisdom to know the difference.

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          • #6
            Re: .30 cal M-1 Carbine Ammo

            Just saw in the latest American Rifleman that DCM is selling the Aquilia 30 carbine ammo now. $155 plus $8.95 for shipping and handleing for 500 rounds. Non corrosive and boxer primed so it is reloadable.

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            • #7
              Re: .30 cal M-1 Carbine Ammo

              Thanks, Hawk.
              God,grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,courage to change the things I can,and the wisdom to know the difference.

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              • #8
                Re: .30 cal M-1 Carbine Ammo

                Georgia Arms

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                • #9
                  Re: .30 cal M-1 Carbine Ammo

                  Originally posted by GOODOLDGUY View Post
                  Who makes the best ammo in this caliber?? So far, Federal sems to be the most impressive. I have tried UMC, Remington, Winchester and even Wolf. I've looked for Lake City, but no luck. Ordered some S&B just for drill. TIA.
                  I have shot thousands of rounds of Georgia Arms .30 Carbine. Right now, they have fmj and sp available. Looks like you can get 1000 rounds of SP for $390.
                  http://georgia-arms.com/30carbine-1.aspx
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                  • #10
                    Re: .30 cal M-1 Carbine Ammo

                    Originally posted by Mannlicher View Post
                    I have shot thousands of rounds of Georgia Arms .30 Carbine. Right now, they have fmj and sp available. Looks like you can get 1000 rounds of SP for $390.
                    http://georgia-arms.com/30carbine-1.aspx
                    That is not a bad price and Ga Arms does make good reloads, but if my old math is correct the Aquila is factory loads on Remington or Winchester machinery for $310 for 1000 plus $16.90 for shipping. Also the brass IS reloadable.

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