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M2 Carbine..worth it??

Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by Cohiba, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. gl89aw

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    I reload for my carbine using lead/wheel weight bullets, the Lyman 311359 with a gas check works great. Contrary to popular beliefs I have not had any leading problems to date, the load I use runs about 1725fps. Once you have the brass it brings the cost down to around .05 cents a round if you scrounge your lead/wheel weights.
     
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    The "difference" with the M2 mags is that there was an additional "finger" added to the mag catch and an additional bump on the 30-round mag to engage that finger.

    Basically it was just designed to help support the added weight of the 30-round mag over the stock 15 round mag.

    Both mag types and mag catches are compatible with each other; 15 round mags work fine with the extended M2 mag catch and 30 round mags work fine with the stock M1 mag catch
     
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    Sir, step away from the toolbox!
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    I am not a mil surp expert, but I have had the Tula ammo for $15 for 50. The Gold Dot is twice that. The Japanese mags are notorious for not working. If I find some more in the warehouse, I will sell you some of Fred's old ammo for a song. Or a stogie...;)
     
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    The only down side of reloading .30C is that -- unlike most other straight-walled stuff -- the cases have to be trimmed every loading.
     

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