I recently received a box of 50 rounds of .30 Carbine from BulkAmmo.com. I have had the bug to shoot my M1 Carbine for the past few weeks and this past weekend finally had the opportunity. I loaded up a couple of 15 round magazines as well as one 30 rounder (only 20 rounds in it).
The ammo I was trying out was polymer coated, steel-cased Tula – manufactured in Russia. These were 110 grain full metal jacketed rounds.
I shot all 50 rounds off-hand at approx 50 yards with open sites. I actually was sighting in the carbine at the same time gobbling up the ammo. After a few clicks moving the rear peep sight to the left – pretty much shot where I needed it to. The above group shows that if I do my part – the ammunition will do its part. The Tula did just fine.
Not too shabby.
My M1 Carbine is an old military weapon. I have few rounds through it as yet and need to do a lot more shooting to find what ammo will work and what magazines function best. Reliability is the key.