.30 Carbine AP rounds, question

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Mr.Negativity, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. I was at a local antique firearms and military show this weekend and a guy was selling supposedly AP rounds for 85.00 a box of 50. My problem is i didn't buy them because they looked like regular FMJ's aren't they supposed to have a black tip? What should i look for incase i see him again and think about purchasing a box or 2?
     
  2. AP ROUNDS HAVE A STEEL CORE AND MAY LOOK JUST LIKE FMJS. OLD SEMPERFI
     

  3. 312shooter

    312shooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Las Vegas NV
    And if they are steel core, bring along a magnet and stick it to the tip of the bullet;)
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2010
  4. medalguy

    medalguy Member

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    Feb 20, 2009
    New Mexico
    30 carbine was never made in AP. The round is not effective as AP, not sufficient energy. None of my manuals show any AP in 30 carbine.
     
  5. Popgunner

    Popgunner Active Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    Even if they're steel core that doesn't make 'em AP.
     
  6. redwing carson

    redwing carson Former Guest

    734
    Dec 11, 2010
    western wyoming
    I like shooting the little orphan M1 Carb. But an M1 Carb. as an anti-tank weapon:D They are hell on Coors Cans and marginal on prairie dogs.:eek:

    RC
     
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