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The Ultimate Reloading Manual
Wolfe Publishing Group
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The Ultimate Reloading Manual

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.30 Carbine - M1 Winchester (18-inch barrel)

.30 Carbine - M1 Winchester (18-inch barrel)
Warning! Notes: All chronograph figures taken with an Oehler Model 35P with the start screen at approximately 6 feet. Figures are averages of five shots. All group shooting was done in strings of five shots from a sandbag rest at 100 yards. All handloads used Remington brass and CCI 400 Small Rifle primers. Cast bullets were poured of Linotype alloy, sized to .310 inch, fitted with Lyman gas checks and lubed with SPG. (Handloader Issue #257 - December/January, 2009)
Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data.
Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
110 Speer JSP Vihtavuori VV-N110 Subscribe 1764
Remarks: variation (fps): 26; mild but functional
110 Speer JSP Vihtavuori VV-N110 Subscribe 1848
Remarks: variation (fps): 88; still mild
110 Sierra FMJ Alliant 2400 Subscribe 1819
Remarks: variation (fps): 24; mild
110 Sierra FMJ Alliant 2400 Subscribe 1866
Remarks: variation (fps): 44; still mild
110 Speer JSP IMR IMR-4227 Subscribe 1723
Remarks: variation (fps): 112; mild and excess variation
110 Hornady FMJ IMR IMR-4227 Subscribe 1869
Remarks: variation (fps): 102; excess velocity variation
110 Hornady JSP Accurate AAC-5744 Subscribe 1739
Remarks: variation (fps): 36; compressed but mild
115 cast roundnose Vihtavuori VV-N110 Subscribe 1825
Remarks: variation (fps): 24; poor accuracy
115 Redding/SAECO 302 Alliant 2400 Subscribe 1854
Remarks: variation (fps): 21; good groups with cast bullets
115 Redding/SAECO 302 Hodgdon H-110 Subscribe 1944
Remarks: variation (fps): 15; hottest cast bullet load
115 Redding/SAECO 302 IMR IMR-4227 Subscribe 1819
Remarks: variation (fps): 47; much better variation
115 Redding/SAECO 302 Accurate AAC-5744 Subscribe 1718
Remarks: variation (fps): 53; perhaps best cast load