In the early days of centerfire rifle cartridge development, there were two U.S. military cartridges that stood apart from the competition: 223 Remington and 30 carbine. These two rounds have seen action in some of the most renowned overseas conflicts of our country’s history and are still used by the American military to this day.
Both the 223 Remington and 30 Carbine are based on the same fundamental cartridge design, but they are built with a few different dimensions that make them more suitable for different applications. For example, the 223 Remington is a bottlenecked round while the 30 Carbine is a slightly tapered straight-walled cartridge. In addition, the bullets fired by these two rounds are quite different from one another.
Despite this, they are both still widely used as hunting and target rounds by shooters across the world. Both cartridges have an effective range of 100 yards or more, and are able to deliver high velocities.
When compared to the 223 Remington, the 30 Carbine is much smaller and weighs less. It also has a shorter case length and uses a 0.308″ diameter bullet instead of the 0.224″ diameter bullet used by the 223 Remington. This allows the 30 Carbine to use round nose bullets which are not as common with other 30-caliber rounds.
Surplus 30 Carbine Ammo
Although the 30 carbine is a lesser-known cartridge than some of its modern counterparts, it is still readily available for reloading on the secondary market. The main challenge in finding surplus 30 carbine brass is that it is not as popular as it once was, which means that it is usually considerably more expensive than other military cartridges.
For handloaders, finding once-fired brass for either cartridge is a fairly simple task as you can find it lying on the ground at most ranges. You can also purchase factory new brass from companies like Winchester and Starline, which is a more cost-effective option.
Nevertheless, finding quality and accurate surplus ammunition can be challenging. The best way to ensure that you’re getting high-quality ammunition is to check the manufacture date and manufacturer’s serial number of the cartridge. You can also look for the venerable 7.62mm Kurz designation to ensure that you’re getting the proper cartridge.
We offer a variety of high-quality, low-cost ammunition for the 30 carbine. Our inventory includes both bulk and precision ammo for this cartridge, as well as many other types of military ammunition.
Our inventory also includes a number of handloading kits and components for the 30 carbine. These kits are designed to help you build and reload your own ammunition for this popular cartridge.
You can order a complete kit here on our website and we will ship it to your door within a few business days. You can also order a sample of our kits to try out before you buy.
If you’re looking for the perfect ammo to reload for your M1 Carbine, look no further than this 240-round pack of PMC South Korean military ammo. This ammo is reloaded with 110gr FMJ bullets and comes in a mil-spec steel ammo can. It’s loaded on 10-round stripper clips, which makes it easier to load and store. This ammo is also Boxer primed and non-corrosive, so it’s a great choice for the ardent handloader.