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The .30 carbine
Nation Year Max. press.
U.S.A. 1940 40000psi
The .30 Carbine has always reminded me of an overgrown pistol cartridge, which is essentially what it is. Developed from the 32 Winchester round for use in the new M-1 Carbine, this was a very light round for a long arm. This is a short and relatively easy round to reload compared to the majority of rifle rounds which are bottle necked. There is not a great deal of load information for this round, as most serious shooters bypass it. There are only two pistols chambered for it that I am aware of. One is the AMT Automag pistol, the other is the Ruger single action. The Thompson Contender offered barrels in this caliber for a while, but really the cartridge is confined to use in the carbine.

Standard Load
Bullet Powder Measure Velocity Energy Comment
110gr FMJ VV N110 13.3gr 1970fps 948fp compare to .357