Die for .30 Carbine rounds

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Sporkman, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Sporkman

    Sporkman New Member

    Oct 30, 2008
    I am looking to make dummy rounds for the m-1 carbine. I do not have the specific .30 carbine loading die, but I do have the .308 loading die. Can I the .308 die for pressing the carbine rounds? Thanks for the help!!!
  2. BigJakeJ1s

    BigJakeJ1s Member

    Oct 12, 2007
    No. The neck portion of the 308 die is too far up in the die for the 30 carbine case to reach.

    If all you want is dummy rounds, you could just superglue the bullet in an un-sized case.


  3. Bruce FLinch

    Bruce FLinch New Member

    Aug 27, 2005
    Bay Point, Kali..aka Gun Point
    You need the resize die. Remove the decapping pin, so you leave the dead primer in. Check a Loading Manual. You'll find all the dimensional specs. I'm not near a manual right now. If you're not loading the 30 carbine for real, just buy some snap caps..
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