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Old September 3, 2001, 11:52 AM   #1
Oleg Volk
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Can 30 carbine be reloaded with spitzer bullets?

I'd like to load my carbine with pointed bullets. Could anyone recommend specific loads (low muzzle flash would be nice)? Can it even be done within the OAL of the original round? Is going up or down on bullet weight case the gun to malfunction?
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Old September 3, 2001, 07:00 PM   #2
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I have a Lyman Mould for a cast M1 carbine bullet 113 gr that is "pointy"...makes a real wicked .30 cal 7.62 x 25 pistol bullet to. Lyman #311359

I do urge you to pick up some powder maker's free reloading guides every time you go to a gun show and rely on their latst infor rather than seeking anecdotal info

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Old September 4, 2001, 05:51 AM   #3
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Watch the twist rates. Ruger & TC pistols, and Marlin 62 have a 1-20" twist. Flat base 110 round noses might be your upper limit.

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Old September 6, 2001, 11:47 AM   #4
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At one time I wanted to try the same thing. The problem is even the lightest spitzers are very long compared to a 110 or 115 roundnose. The real limit turns out to be magazine length and I couldn't find any data for the bullets I wanted to try.
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