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Old 09-20-2019, 08:27 AM
Nightshift82 Nightshift82 is online now
 
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Default M1 Carbine Bullets - Speer TMJ vs Hornady FMJ

I need to make a projectile choice, I have boiled down to the 110 Speer TMJ or Hornady 110 FMJ. I am looking for everyone's feedback on the two projectiles.

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Old 09-20-2019, 09:03 AM
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Ball ammo bullets for the M1 carbine were 110 grain Full Metal Jacket. Either of your two candidates would work.

The only problems I have encountered in my reloading for the M1 carbine are Hollow point, soft point or cast lead bullets that sometimes jam on feeding. Worse in some carbines than in others.
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:44 AM
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I'd just go with the cheaper of the two. Since the carbine isn't anything you're gonna win any accuracy competitions with I'd just look for the cheapest round ball I could find and have fun.
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Old 09-20-2019, 12:49 PM
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You may want to check out Berrys 110 grain plated bullets. They are cheap, shoot well and are rated to 2000 fps muzzle velocity, so no issues with leading unless you have an extremely rough bore.
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Old 09-20-2019, 02:07 PM
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I have tried them all.
Hornady are better then the Speer
Armscor are just as good as the Hornady and dirt cheap.
Sierra 110 FMJ are the best.


NOTE: some lots of Hornady are .3075, these wont shoot. (.308+ is best)

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Old 09-20-2019, 02:13 PM
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I have tried them all.
Hornady are better then the Speer
Armscor are just as good as the Hornady and dirt cheap.
Sierra 110 FMJ are the best.


NOTE: some lots of Hornady are .3075, these wont shoot. (.308+ is best)
Thank you very much!
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Old 09-20-2019, 02:27 PM
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+1 on the Hornady and Armscor.
Remington and Prvi are .307" and have never shot well in any of my 14 carbines.
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Old 09-20-2019, 02:29 PM
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+1 on the Hornady and Armscor.
Remington and Prvi are .307" and have never shot well in any of my 14 carbines.
That's good news considering privi barely holds the back for me

But I had some old winchester, that shot great!
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Old 09-20-2019, 06:04 PM
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The last batch of Remington 110 Gr. RN I bought ran .3065. See old thread.

http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread....t%3B%26quot%3B
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Old 09-21-2019, 02:26 PM
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+ 1 one Berry's. I shoot lots of Frontier as well as the Hornady. Frontier you have to seat deeper than normal
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