m1 carbine

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by zkovach, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    I picked up a M1 Carbine and was looking at reloading dies. Quick question the dies i saw in their description had t.c. in it. Are those for thompson contenders or what? I just want to make sure i pick up the right ones. by the way here is a pic.

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  2. res45

    res45 Member

    Sep 21, 2007
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2010

  3. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    I have the LEE carbide .30 carbine dies. Heres a helpful tip for loading .30 carbine. When you full length resize apply case lube to the cases even if you have a carbide die set. The .30 carbine brass is rather thick and needs the extra lube to get the cases squished down without bending or breaking the toggles on your press.
  4. medalguy

    medalguy Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    New Mexico
    Also be sure you trim the cases to the proper length EVERY TIME you reload. This is vital because the carbine headspaces on the case mouth and if you don't trim, if the cases are too long you can have an out of battery explosion which can really ruin your day and your carbine.:eek:
  5. zkovach

    zkovach Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    I already bought the lee trim lenght gauge for it. I just need to run out and get the dies. I was actually amazed at how cheap brass, bullets, and ammo is for the carbine. It was a nice bonus after getting the gun!
  6. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    the one my wife hunts with is an inland GM prewar. I put a boyds stock on it and a millet reddot, Her deer and hog load is a 90 gr XTP over 16 gr of H110. Its good for about 2300 fps from the carbine barrel and shoots nice 1.5 inch groups at 50 yds. Awesome for a carbine, and the bullets expand to nearly 3/4 inch in diameter out to 100 yds in a barrel of water... I aint never recovered one from a deer or a hog though, They pass through.
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