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NEW BUFFALO BORE APPAREL
BUFFALO BORE FULL POWER+ U.S. 30 M1 CARBINE AMMUNITION
110 grain FMJ, Round Nose @ 2,100 fps
For years customers have asked me for a couple of full power 30 M1 Carbine loads. I’m calling these loads “Full Power+” instead of +P because they are not technically +P as they are all within the SAAMI max. average pressure of 40,000 CUP, but they are much more powerful than ordinary run-of-the-mill M1 Carbine ammo.
ANY/ALL M1 chambered carbines that are in normal operating condition will safely fire these loads, as they are operating within SAAMI specs.
The typical current commercially manufactured 30 M1 Carbine ammo is running at or below 1,900 fps with 110gr. bullets, when fired in good old US military 30 M1 Carbines, with their 18-inch barrels. When the US issued this military cartridge in 1941, it was designed to propel a 110gr. bullet @ 1970 fps out of the carbine…..it is possible to exceed 2,100 fps with 110gr. bullets and still be within the SAAMI max. average pressure limits of 40,000 CUP.
We are not making this ammo to be cheap blaster/plinking ammo, although you can certainly do that if you like. This ammo is designed to be useful in defending ones’ life or in harvesting game up to the size of 200 lb. critters.
While three of these Buffalo Bore 30 M1 Carbine loads are giving close to 2,100 fps in my various 30 M1 Carbines, item 46D, which utilizes a heavier bullet is not, as can be seen below.
Item 46A—110gr Jacketed Soft Point @ 2100 fps
➤ 2122 fps - Inland/General Motors
➤ 2114 fps - Underwood
➤ 2105 fps - Exel
➤ 2107 fps - Spare parts carbine
➤ 1587 fps - Ruger Blackhawk, 7.5
Item 46B—110gr. FMJ-RN @ 2100 fps
➤ 2121 fps - Inland/General Motors
➤ 2116 fps- Underwood
➤ 2098 fps - Exel
➤ 2100 fps - Spare parts carbine
➤ 1638 fps - Ruger Blackhawk, 7.5
Item 46C—110gr. JHP @ 2100 fps
➤ Inland/ General Motors
➤ Spare parts carbine
➤ Ruger Blackhawk, 7.5
Item 46D—125gr. Hard Cast Gas Check @ 2100 fps
➤ 1945 fps- Inland/General Motors
➤ 1929fps-spare parts carbine
➤ 1641-Ruger Blackhawk, 7.5
I was surprised at the consistency of these military carbines, from gun to gun as can be seen in the above data.
Item 46A is designed to be a controlled expansion load and you should see around 18 inches of penetration in living mammalian tissue, depending on which bones are struck.
Item 46B utilizes an FMJ round nosed bullet much like the original military configuration and is designed to be a deep penetrating load. Expect 30+ inches of penetration in living mammalian tissues depending on which bones are struck.
Item 46C utilizes a radically expanding JHP bullet and you can expect around 12-13 inches of penetration in living mammalian tissues.
Item 46D utilizes a flat-nosed 125gr. hard cast (21BHN) gas checked bullet. If I were to use any M1 carbine for defense against black bear, boar hunting or for general woods carry, this would be my load of choice as it will penetrate at least three feet (probably more) in living mammalian tissue, depending on which bones are struck. A few things should be noted about this load.
First, 46D is the only commercially produced high-performance heavy (125gr.) bulleted load for the M1 carbine.
Second, flat nosed bullets tend to crush their way through material, while round nose bullets tend to slip and slide which does not always allow them to stay perfectly nose forward, so round nose bullets can veer off path and normally do not penetrate as deeply as flat nosed bullets which stay 100% nose forward and have the added benefit of doing much more terminal damage than round nose bullets.
Third, only my Inland carbine cycled this flat nose 100% reliably, but it was obvious to me that all of my carbines would cycle if a very small amount of feed ramp throating was done to each carbine—these carbines were designed to feed round nosed bullets originally and a flat nosed bullet is a late development so, never rely on any ammo in any gun, till you test that very ammo in that very gun. If you are not willing to do some feed ramp modification on your carbine, you may want to relegate this load for use in revolvers.
This load worked perfectly in my single Ruger revolver. This load showed very good accuracy in each firearm it was tested in and the bullet is hard cast and gas checked and will NOT cause lead fouling in any normally operable barrel. We ran out of case/powder capacity before we could reach the advertised velocity of around 2100 fps, but still, this load is using a bullet that is 15grs. heavier than the standard 110gr. bullets, at or faster than the velocity that most 110gr. bullets are generating.
All three of these jacketed loads fed/cycled reliably in my carbines, but please function test your own carbines before you rely on any of these loads to save your life or the lives of loved ones…….always function test the exact ammo you plan to carry, in the exact gun, you plan to carry. Never assume anything when it comes to important matters……guns are ALL individuals.
Item 46B - Exterior Ballistics Charts for different Muzzle Velocities
Muzzle Velocity @ 2300 fps for Item 46B
Muzzle Velocity @ 2200 fps for Item 46B
Muzzle Velocity @ 2100 fps for Item 46B
Muzzle Velocity @ 2000 fps for Item 46B
Muzzle Velocity @ 1900 fps for Item 46B
Muzzle Velocity @ 1800 fps for Item 46B
Muzzle Velocity @ 1700 fps for Item 46B
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Muzzle Velocity @ 1400 fps for Item 46B
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Friends and Customers, 08-18-20
IF YOU DO NOT READ THIS, IT IS ON YOU!
All shooters are being inconvenienced with what is happening to our society and the rush it is causing on ammo supplies. We have LOTS of ammo in stock and are making more at a huge volume on a daily basis. If our web site allows you to order any item, that means it is in stock—WE DO NOT TAKE ORDERS FOR ITEMS WE DO NOT HAVE! So, please do not email and ask if items are in stock. If they aren’t, the shopping cart will not take your order.
We have hundreds of customers to get orders to on a daily basis. In order for us to accomplish this for our customers, we ask the following.
Be sure of what you are ordering. You are going to get what you ordered.
Do not contact us and ask to change an order you’ve already placed. When we manually change orders it requires a lot of time that we do not have during this rush and it keeps us from serving all of our customers. If you’d like to change an order, we can no longer do that till things slow down, so simply place another order for more product, but PLEASE, NO MORE CHANGES after the fact!
We NEVER have and never will take ammo exchanges or returns and then turn around and re-sale that ammo to unsuspecting customers as factory new ammo—this is not safe nor is it fair to customers who are buying what they think is new and safe ammo. No ammo is tamper proof! So please stop asking to exchange or get a refund for ammo you ordered, but have changed your mind about.
Please do not contact us and ask for tracking numbers or “when will my ammo ship”? Our system automatically emails out tracking numbers on the orders we ship each day, however, because these emails are coming from a corporation shopping cart, many of these emails may go to your spam folder……..please look there. If it is not in your spam folder, that means we have not yet shipped. At current order rates, we are shipping within 5-7 business days of the time an internet order is placed. Please sit tight. Your ammo will arrive at the same time if you track it or not and will certainly arrive later if we are swamped answering questions instead of getting orders shipped. When 30-50 people per day send emails asking for tracking information and we have to pull that information up, then type it out and email it, it takes a huge portion of our work day that we should be using to ship those orders to customers in need. Please leave us alone so we can serve all of you. (ship to you) It’s a bit selfish, during times of shortages, when so many folks need to protect their families, to slow us down because you ordered carelessly or want to change your order. Right now, we expect you to do your part to help us all get the ammo we need in our troubled country.
These measures are hopefully temporary and will not be needed for long as we enjoy the interaction with our customers, so please, for the time being, be mindful of all those others who are also trying to get ammo during what I think is a societal meltdown/emergency. Hopefully, we can serve you all. We want you and your families to be armed and safe and we wish you the best during these trying times. My biggest concern is that things will worsen yet more, for a while. Until things straighten out in our government and society, we will have to streamline our customer service in order to serve all customers. Thank you for your understanding.
Good shooting and God bless,