TG:Terry G said:The 7.63X39 and .30-.30 are proven deer cartridges, but the .30 carbine? No way, keyboard commando. 110 Grains with about 1650 FPS MUZZLE Velocity? At 100 yards your in the .38 Special category, which is NOT a deer cartridge. Get some newer magazines to browse through. Also, Audie Murphy (who you are NOT) used an M-1 Garand, a Thompson sub-machine gun and occasionly a German MP-40. Your reading comprehension is poor.
I don't know about that 30 Carbine conclusion John, You are always pretty astute, and spot on in your conclusions.John in AR said:I confess to not having chrono'ed any myself, but published numbers for most all factory .30C loads list a 110 at 1950 fps or so, not 1650.
Assuming that to be true, that's something like 975 ft/lbs of energy; a lot more than a lot of guns (.357 magnum, .32-20, .25-20, even a fair amount of of .44 magnum loads) that have taken a lot of deer.
In my brush country, where shots are never over 100 yards and almost never over 75, I'd trust the .30 carbine with HP or SP ammo on our small white tail. Northern mulies or open ranges would be a whole different story.
Looks like a good excuse to buy one, doesn't it? I really like my Oehler 35P.John in AR said:No idea; just what I've read in Shooter's Bible, "Guns & Ammo Annual", etc.
110 grains at 1650 is a major difference, compared to 1950. That's not much above a .357 handgun. (Bummer.)
Sounds like I need a chrono, doens'nt it...