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Thread: Need help with CB in 30 carbine for M1 carbine

  1. #21
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    i use 12 grains 2400 in that boolit without the gas check, grapefruit sized groups at 200 meters. i also shoot a 105 grain plain based boolit over 15 grains of aa1680. same accuracy.

  2. #22
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    May 2006
    I shoot that boolit out of a 1944 Inland over 12.7gr H 110. I size .310 . With mine I can hit a beer can most of the time at 75 yds from a rest.

  3. #23
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Decades ago, GONRA's .30 US Carbine load used 119 grain U311359 cast bullet with Lyman gas check, Lyman lube, sized .309 inch
    with 13.6 grains DuPont 4227 powder, CCI 400 primers. Shoots great: US M1, M2 carbines, Jap Howa copy too.
    Load probably is right out of the Lyman manual....
    Last edited by GONRA; 02-03-2020 at 11:47 PM.

  4. #24
    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    The Lyman 311316GC bullet ran well in the Inland .30 carbine I had.
    Now shoots well in my RBH.
    For this ctg in the carbine I just loaded initially with starting loads for jacketed bullets.
    worked up, got good function. Shot the 311316 cast bullets well, about equal to 110 gr JSP and better than LC ball.

    I recall that IMR4227 gives less of the "Loutengeboomer"/muzzle flash,etc than the ball ammo or the ball powders, especially in the RBH.

    Last edited by beltfed; 02-04-2020 at 01:19 PM.

  5. #25
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    Jul 2005
    Lake Havasu City, Arizona
    I have shot thousands of 311359s in numerous M1 and M2 Carbines. Cast of COWW + 2% tin these days, sized .309 and lubed with 2500+ (or any NRA 50/50 lube) I load them over 13.5 gr H110. Excellent accuracy at 1800 fps.
    Larry Gibson

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check