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 - 147 Grain FMJ – 1500 Count


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    Cost Per Bullet 20.4¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 147 Grain
    Bullet 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

    3 MOA bullet

    Best group any powder 3 moa bagged in a Super Match M1a. Been loading 50 years, this is the worst bullet I have ever loaded, used. Not even good for practice. M 60 Machine gun this is your bullet!

    Review by SGT. Richard (Posted on 8/16/2021)

    Bullets measured .308.8 dia. The tail end of most of the bullets appear unfinished.

    Bullets measured .308.8 dia. The tail end of most of the bullets appear unfinished. Sending mine back.

    Review by Nick K (Posted on 7/7/2021)

    Excellent service, price and quality..

    Considering these times of scarce reloading components, I was most happy to find these bullets. Very good price and excellent delivery time. Great accuracy. Using as practice ammo for 300 Blackout.

    Review by John (Posted on 4/2/2021)

    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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