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. Hornady .308 Diameter Bullets - 250 Grain A-TIP Match – 100 Count

    $69.85

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    Cost Per Bullet 69.9¢ per bullet
    Bullet Weight 250 Grain
    Bullet Caliber 30 Caliber, 30 Carbine, 30-06, 30-30 Win, 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 100
    Bullet Type A-TIP Match
    Manufacturer Hornady
    Manufacturer SKU 3092

    Hornady’s A-TIP Match projectile represents the culmination of decades of research and testing by one of America’s preeminent ammunition experts. Your handloads deserve no less than so superlative a tack driver!

    This 250 grain bullet has an exceptionally long aluminum tip which improves its center of gravity and its rotational stability, and further markedly reduces the amount of drag it can generate in flight. This bullet’s Advanced Manufacturing Process jacket is concentric on a microscopic level, which even more greatly enhances its stability. Each A-TIP Match’s ogive, boat tail base angulature, and bearing surface is optimized specifically for its caliber. So great is its ballistic coefficient that it forgives deviations in factors such as twist rate and muzzle velocity.

    In an effort to standardize these bullets as greatly as possible, Hornady packages them sequentially in the order that they leave the press. They have been handled as little as possible, and indeed have not even been bulk washed. Hornady recommends their A-TIP™ seating stem to best seat these accurate bullets in their casings.

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