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Caliber .30 carbine load data

 


Caliber .30 carbine A detailed list from TM 43-0001-27 "Army Ammunition Data Sheets Small Caliber Ammuntion"

MASTER PO'S DISCLAIMER: The following is for informational purposes only. DO NOT USE THIS DATA TO REPLICATE. Burning rates for milspec powders drastically change from lot to lot.

 

Cartridge, Caliber .30, Carbine, Ball, M1

Use:
Caliber .30, Carbine M1, M2 or M3. The cartridge is intended for use against personnel and unarmored targets.

Description:
Ball. The cartridge is identified by a plain bullet tip.

Weight - 196 grains
Length - 1.68 in.
Primer - Percussion
Propellant - WC 820
Charge - 13 grains
Projectile - 111 grain full metal jacketed round nosed bullet
Chamber Pressure - 40,000 psi
Velocity - 1900 fps, 53 feet from muzzle

 

Cartridge, Caliber .30, Carbine, Tracer, M27

Use:
Caliber .30, Carbine M1, M2 or M3. The cartridge is intended for use against personnel and unarmored targets.

Description:
Tracer. The cartridge is identified by an orange bullet tip.

Weight - 191 grains
Length - 1.68 in.
Primer - Percussion
Propellant - WC 820
Charge - 13 grains
Projectile - 111 grain full metal jacketed round nosed bullet
Chamber Pressure - 40,000 psi
Velocity - 1800 fps, 53 feet from muzzle

 

Other cartridges include:
M6 Grenade (used for launching grenades) identified by crimped mouth and case neck.
M13 Dummy (inert) Identified by holes in the case body and no primer.
M18 High Pressure Test (Proof firing) Identified by silver colored case and elongated bullet.

 

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