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Old 10-27-2019, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by dsk View Post
The .30 Carbine has too many things going against it to be taken seriously either as a pistol round OR a rifle cartridge. It's way too long to be practical in semi-auto pistols, but it's also rimless which makes it less than optimal in revolvers. It is a straight-walled cartridge and was designed to use round-nosed, FMJ bullets which nobody outside the Hague Convention ever thought was a great idea. Virtually all serious rifle calibers are bottlenecked and use pointed Spitzer bullets. That's not to say that the .30 Carbine is useless, for a JHP version like Hornady's Critical Defense makes for an excellent short-range home or ranch defense rifle, and can be used for small game hunting as well. Unfortunately beyond that there's nothing it can do that other calibers can't so it will likely die off if/when all those M1 Carbines out there finally do.
oooooohhhh boy. Just because is tooo long for a semi automatic its a bad cartridge? If desert eagle can make a semi auto feed a 44 magnum, and Coonan can make a version of 1911 that feeds a 357 magnum.. That's a moot point.
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