.30 M1 Carbine vs .357 Magnum
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.30 M1 Carbine VS .357 Magnum

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.30 M1 Carbine

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Gun Specifications

Specifications

.30 M1 Carbine

.357 Magnum

Height

1.29

1.29

Average FPS

1987

1294

Average Grain

110

142

Average Energy

964

528

Recoil

0.99

0.89

Ballistic Coefficient

160.33

145.02

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Gun Descriptions

The .30 Carbine (7.62×33mm) is the cartridge used in the M1 Carbine introduced in the 1940s. It is an intermediate round designed to be fired from the M1 carbine's 18-inch (458 mm) barrel. Shortly before World War II, the U.S. Army started a "light rifle" project to provide support personnel and rear area units more firepower and accuracy than the standard issue M1911A1 .45 ACP caliber handgun at half the weight of the M1 Garand rifle or the .45 Thompson submachine gun. The .30 Carbine cartridge was developed by Winchester and is basically a rimless .30 caliber (7.62 mm) version of the much older .32 Winchester Self-Loading cartridge of 1906 introduced for the Winchester Model 1905 rifle. The propellant was much newer, though, taking advantage of chemistry advances. The cartridge's relatively straight case and the rounded nose of its bullet led some to believe it was designed for use in pistols. U.S. Army specifications for the new cartridge mandated the caliber to be greater than .27, with an effective range of 300 yards or more, and a midrange trajectory ordinate of 18 inches (460 mm) or less at 300 yards. With these requirements in hand, Winchester's Edwin Pugsley chose to design the cartridge with a .30 caliber, 100–120 grain bullet at a velocity of 2,000 feet per second (610 m/s). The first cartridges were made by turning down rims on .32SL cases and loading with .308 caliber bullets sharing a similar profile as the U.S. military .45 ACP bullet. The first 100,000 cartridges manufactured were headstamped ".30 SL".

Also known as 357 Smith & Wesson Magnum, 357 Magnum is a smokeless powder cartridge with a 9.07mm bullet diameter. Smith & Wesson and Winchester introduced it in 1934 as a successor of 38 Special Ammo. This handgun cartridge is an ideal example of extremely effective terminal ballistics. 357 Magnum Ammo Specifications: Cartridge case: .38 Special Case type: Straight Rimmed (R), Bullet diameter: 9.07 mm (.357 inch) Neck diameter: 9.6 mm (379 inch) Base diameter: 9.6 mm (379 inch) Rim diameter: 11.2 mm (.440 inch) Rim thickness: 1.5 mm (.060 inch) Case length: 33 mm (1.29 inch) Overall length: 40mm (1.59 in) Case capacity: 26.2 gr H2O (1.70 cm3) Primer type: small pistol magnum Maximum pressure: 35,000 psi (240 MPa) Maximum CUP: 45,000 CUP 357 Magnum ammo is available in weights ranging from 110 to 200 grains. The case of the cartridge is 1.155 inches long that allows more space for the propellant to hold three grains of powder. Due to the higher powder charge, this cartridge can fire a 125-grain bullet at a velocity of about 1450 feet per second which is more powerful than its competitors. It is an ideal choice for plinking, self-defense, target shooting, and hunting. This handgun cartridge delivers excellent stopping power without creating much recoil to support the easy handling of a handgun. The excellent ballistic performance makes it an ideal choice for shooting practice and serious competitions. It is manufactured by several brands including Federal Ammunition, Federal American Eagle Cartridge, Fiocchi Cartridges, Hornady, Winchester, CCI Blazer Rounds, and Remington.

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