30 Carbine Bullets

See below for our entire selection of in-stock 30 carbine bullets. Please note, this section of our website is only projectiles, not loaded ammunition. You'll want to check out this page for 30 carbine ammo ready to fire.

The United States made more than six million M1, M2, and M3 carbines during the Second World War, as well as unimaginable amounts of ammo for them. So great were the stockpiles of surplus ammo that the 30 Carbine remained an extremely affordable cartridge for decades after Japan’s surrender. We still see some mil-surp trickling in from South Korea, but more and more shooters are turning to handloading to ensure their steady, affordable supply of 30 Carbine ammo.

The original carbines were designed to fire the standard ball cartridge: 110 grain FMJ, 1,990 fps muzzle velocity. The round’s 967 ft lbs muzzle energy out of an 18 inch barrel is comparable to that of a 357 Magnum, and well suited for predators like foxes and coyote. As it was designed for engaging human-sized targets (also known as humans) the 30 Carbine will prove underpowered for deer hunting.

The most popular .30 carbine bullets will forever remain 110 grain FMJs, simply because military weapons perform best with the very specific loads they were designed for. But since a 30 Carbine load could theoretically include any .308 diameter bullet of a reasonable weight, experimentation is certainly on the table.

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  1. Armscor .308 Bullets - 110 Grain FMJ – 500 Count


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    Manufacturer Armscor
    Condition New
    Bullet Weight 110 Grain
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Use Type plinking at the range
    Quantity 500
    Ammo Caliber 30 Carbine
    Manufacturer SKU 52311
    Magnetic No
    UPC Barcode R121820207594
    Cost Per Round 17.0¢ per round

    Please take note: This is not loaded ammunition!

    There was once a time when this country had mountains upon mountains of 30 Carbine ammunition. Certain events transpired which eliminated the need for a land invasion of Japan, so this ammo was never needed. Recreational shooters were happy to have such a stockpile to dip into for their M1 carbines, however, and all was good.

    The U.S. Army retired the M1 in the early ‘70s, so they understandably stopped ordering the production of mountains upon mountains of 30 Carbine ammo as well. This left M1 fans in a bind. Without a ceaseless supply of military surplus at their disposal, they increasingly turned to handloading to get their fix.

    These .308 diameter bullets by Armscor of the Philippines are precisely what handloaders need to make their own 30 Carbine ammo – and a number of other .30 caliber cartridges, for that matter. Each bullet weighs the standard 110 grains and has a full metal jacket. Give one a piece of brass, a primer, and enough powder to propel it to a muzzle velocity of 1,990 fps out of an 18” barrel, and you’ll have a 30 Carbine round you’ll be proud to call your own!

  2. Armscor .308 Bullets - 147 Grain FMJ – 1500 Count


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    Cost Per Bullet 21.0¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 147 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 30 Caliber, 30 Carbine, 30-06, 30-40 Krag, 300 AAC Blackout, 300 Rem SAUM, 300 Rem Ultra Mag, 300 Savage, 300 Weatherby, 300 Win Mag, 300 Win Short Mag, 300 WSM, 308 Win
    Quantity 1500
    Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)
    Manufacturer Armscor
    Manufacturer SKU 52381

    Please note: This is not loaded ammunition. This box of 1,500 component bullets will prove no more useful than a doorstop if you don’t own a reloading press!

    But if you do own a reloading press, then you’re in for a real treat. These are the .308” diameter 147 grain FMJ bullets you need to load your own M80 ball ammunition, or experiment with loading any other kind of 308 Win ammo you set your mind to! These bullets have concentric jackets with crimping cannelures to prevent setback and facilitate seating to the correct depth. They also have boat tails, which not only improve their ballistic coefficient but also make them easier to seat in the case.

    These bullets are just as fit for loading 30-06, 300 Win Mag, 300 AAC Blackout, and a host of other .30 cal ammo. They are the same FMJs that Armscor would have loaded themselves had they not so graciously sent them over from the Philippines instead!

    Customer Reviews

    Good quality bulk loading bullets

    These are a great bullet for bulk loads of both .308 and .30-06. Quality is good and weights are generally very consistent. At a time when supplies are getting scarce these were a welcomed arrival.

    Review by DZ335 (Posted on 12/30/2020)

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