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Deer with a m1 .30 carbine ?

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6 hours ago, Moho81 said:


Without much knowledge of the gun is there a certain type magazine I should be looking for? At least for myself personally not knowing the gun well is what has kept me from buying just any magazine online for him.


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Any 5 shot mag made for the  M1  US .30 Cal carbine should work fine...It will be an aftermarket because  as far as I know the military issue ones are all either 15 or 30 shot...Good luck, Moho  !

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52 minutes ago, Pygmy said:

Any 5 shot mag made for the  M1  US .30 Cal carbine should work fine...It will be an aftermarket because  as far as I know the military issue ones are all either 15 or 30 shot...Good luck, Moho  !

And 10 I think 

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30 minutes ago, Storm914 said:

And 10 I think 

 

30 minutes ago, Storm914 said:

And 10 I think 

I am not an expert, but I never saw or heard of a 10 round military  mag for the carbine...The 15 was the standard  and most often seen,  and then they had the 30 round "banana"   mags,  which were issued later in WWII  and used a lot in Korea and even in Vietnam,  by the ROK and South Vietnamese  troops..By that time a lot of the carbines were the M1A2  selective fire....

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57 minutes ago, Pygmy said:

 

I am not an expert, but I never saw or heard of a 10 round military  mag for the carbine...The 15 was the standard  and most often seen,  and then they had the 30 round "banana"   mags,  which were issued later in WWII  and used a lot in Korea and even in Vietnam,  by the ROK and South Vietnamese  troops..By that time a lot of the carbines were the M1A2  selective fire....

You are  probably right about the Originals but the new reproduction m1 carbines  

You can buy with 10  round mags 

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 I never said that you couldn't buy aftermarket 5 or 10 round mags, simply that according to my knowledge, the armed services only contracted and issued  carbine mags in 15 and 30 round  barring prototypes  or such...Are we happy now Stormy ?.....<<grin>>......

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2 minutes ago, Pygmy said:

 I never said that you couldn't buy aftermarket 5 or 10 round mags, simply that according to my knowledge, the armed services only contracted and issued  carbine mags in 15 and 30 round  barring prototypes  or such...Are we happy now Stormy ?.....<<grin>>......

Yea   sorry 

I was taking about the new reproduction models made by 

Auto-Ordnance  the new ones are sold stock with 10 or  15 round mags 

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If you are talking about a M1 carbine round and not a M1 Grande (30-06) or a M1A1 (308) round would say why would you want to hunt deer with it. The M1 carbine round its standard round is 110gr FMJ with a muzzle velocity of about 2000 FPS that comes out to be about 977 energy FLB’s at the muzzle. If you reload you would have more options for bullets but it is still under powered for deer hunting.

Here is a quote from my hornady reloading book on the 30 Cal carbine. As a hunting round it should be limited to plinking and small game.  

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I have an M1 Carbine and have killed deer with it.  You can buy factory loaded 110 grain soft point cartridges to hunt with.  You can also find, or reload, 110 grain hollow point bullets in it, but they do not penetrate well enough to deer hunt with IMHO.

I prefer to use my own hand loads. They are max loads using 110 grain soft points.  They will reliably kill a deer with a well placed shot out to 50 yards.  This round is very close to the ballistics of a .357 Magnum fired from a rifle with an 18" barrel.  But will penetrate farther due to it's .30 caliber diameter.  The M1 Carbine does not have enough energy past 50 yards for me to feel it will effectively take deer beyond that range.

It does fill the need for a fast handling light weight semi auto for deer hunting when you are hunting where the shots will be less than 50 yards.  I see 5 & 10 round mags for sale most places M1 Carbine mags can be found.  It's a fun little firearm that will also work very well for home defense here in NY when using a couple of 10 round mags.  It's a rifle the anti gun idiots in this state have yet to find scary.

One last word on it.  Just stick with the peep sights it comes with or upgrade to better ones.  Scoping an M1 Carbine is really useless, as it throws off the balance, slows it's handling, increases the weight a lot and isn't needed for close range work.

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If I wanted to use a carbine I would try to by a Ruger 44 mag carbine. the bullet weighs more than twice what the 30cal does and has 1651efp at the muzzle.

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