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 Post subject: 30 Carbine load
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:30 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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In the projects forum I posted mounting a scope on my M1 carbine clone. Took it to the range today. Bottom line... load good - rifle good - scope bad.

I couldn't get the windage to come any farther left. Got the elevation right but that was it. Now I see why it was only $20 at a garage sale! The solution? Hang $20 on it when preppy daughter has a garage sale later on. ;)

Two groups are shown on the target. Bottom one was me trying to get it sighted in. I finally got the elevation right and shooting as far left as it was going to. Fired for group on top.

110 grain FMJ over 16.5 grains of AA 1680. Looks good enough to terrorize prairie dogs! I'll put my old 3X Weaver on & try to get sighted in tomorrow if it doesn't snow. SW

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 Post subject: Re: 30 Carbine load
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:28 pm 
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it groups fairly well i would say ,


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 Post subject: Re: 30 Carbine load
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:35 pm 
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I put a different scope on it & at the range, I got it sighted it & still shooting tight groups. SW

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 Post subject: Re: 30 Carbine load
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:37 am 
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That's a pretty darned decent group for a carbine, under an inch.

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 Post subject: Re: 30 Carbine load
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:39 am 
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With all the trigger movement I really had to get "snake-eyed" & presssss. I did notice it shoots FMJ a lot better than half jackets. It also prefers AA 1680. 296 loads didn't print nearly as well.

I also discovered you have to keep things cranked down tight & any change will shift the group - sometimes by quite a bit. The gun wants to shoot tight groups, but point of impact vs aim point is anything but consistent. SW

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 Post subject: Re: 30 Carbine load
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That Has been a problem with that mount in the past. Also check your scope and see if you are getting hits from the ejecting brass.
I've been loading with a newer powder by Alliant, BE-86 for my .357 Sig. Real clean and consistent, I'll check tomorrow and see if they list .30 carbine in their load data.
Still "Good shootin Tex"

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 Post subject: Re: 30 Carbine load
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:02 am 
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Every mag or two I get a "smoke stack" when a case bounces off the scope mount & hangs up in the chamber. Which I figured would happen.

I think what hurts consistency the most is how the receiver lays in the stock. I push it against the back and crank down hard on the nose cap screw. Which works okay, but the bad part is having to remove the scope mount so I can take the op rod & bolt out for a good cleaning.

But it's still fun to get halfway decent groups with an M1 carbine clone.

Gives me something to do while I'm waiting for my AR stuff from Brownells. Ordered a 3.5# trigger & a few other things to make a prairie dog whacker. More on that later. SW

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