30 remington VS 30 Carbine

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by temprock69, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. temprock69

    temprock69 New Member

    Jan 22, 2011
    Would someone explain to me the defferance between a 30 Remington and a 30 Carbine cartrage.
  2. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    The .30 Remington cartridge has a bottle neck case about 2 inches long; the .30 carbine is a tapered case about 1.3 inches long. The .30 Remington fires a (factory load) 170 grain bullet at 2120 feet per second; the .30 carbine fires a 110 grain bullet at 1900 feet per second. Both are rimless cases.

    The .30 Remington was developed for that company's line of pump and semi-auto rifles as the equvalent of Winchester's .30-30 because the rimmed Winchester round would not feed well in Remington's rifles (plus, of course, it was a Winchester cartridge!). Remington developed a series of cartridges, pretty much paralleling the Winchester line - the .25 Remington (.25-35 Winchester), .30 Remington (.30-30), .32 Remington (.32 Winchester Special) and .35 Remington. The latter, with no comparable Winchester round, is the only one for which rifles are still made.

    The .30 Carbine was basically a slightly modified .32 Winchester Self Loading cartridge, made specifically for the WWII U.S. military carbine, a light semi-automatic rifle developed as a replacement for the .45 pistol for officers and others who would be burdened by carrying a regular infantry rifle.

  3. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
  4. mtnboomer

    mtnboomer New Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    Oklahoma by birth. America by the grace of God.
    Cartridge nomenclature is as confusing as learning Chinese. A copy of Cartridges of the World will help clear up most of that confusion.
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