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Old 09-24-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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Default Carbine ballistics

I have read the charts for differences between ammo through 4 inch versus 16 inch barrels. I am a 9mm guy and was impressed to see .357-like numbers out of the long barrel, but didn't give it much more thought than that. Until I looked at my metal targets that are now all dented.

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Old 09-24-2012, 05:43 PM   #2
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I have read the charts for differences between ammo through 4 inch versus 16 inch barrels. I am a 9mm guy and was impressed to see .357-like numbers out of the long barrel, but didn't give it much more thought than that. Until I looked at my metal targets that are now all dented.
Yup, the ME of a .357 with almost no kick.
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I read good things about the 9mm and .40 cal but not much about the .45 out of a carbine. I think for the 230gr ACP, the velocity isn't but maybe 50ft/s more and not much more energy. The lower grain .45, like 165 gr, travel about 200ft/s faster but from the one article I saw, the bullets were fragmenting when impacting the ballistics gel.

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The #s didn't really sink in until I saw what was happening to my targets, wow. I didn't check the others because having multiple calibers is of no interest to me. .30, .223, 12ga, 9mm, and .22 is enough to hoard, I mean to deal with. Oops :-)

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And I get 357m energy from a 4in barrel...ah 357, and near 30-30 energy from my carbine.

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The M1 Carbine has a short barrel and shoots a pistol cartridge about the size of a 38 spl. But it killed a lot of Japs and Nazis in WWII.

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The M1 Carbine has a short barrel and shoots a pistol cartridge about the size of a 38 spl. But it killed a lot of Japs and Nazis in WWII.
And it's a very cool rifle. It replaced the 223 mini 14 on my wish list, and is getting close to the top.
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I have an "IBM" Carbine. It is my fav! The M1 Carbine was my assigned weapon for most of my Service time.

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In .45 caliber, I think that M1 Thompson gun did a pretty good job I guess

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And I get 357m energy from a 4in barrel...ah 357, and near 30-30 energy from my carbine.
Haha! I took the Mini 14 off my list two weeks ago when a stainless model mysteriously appeared in my cabinet. (Finally my base list is complete)
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