Is any bullet fine as long as the diameter matches the brass?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by thepatriot0991, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. thepatriot0991

    thepatriot0991 New Member

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    Can I use Remington 30 Carbine (308 Diameter) 110 Grain Full Metal Jacket with my Savage 111 30 06? I quick response will be forever thankful.
     
  2. Logan2302

    Logan2302 New Member

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    I'm not too familiar with a savage 111.

    If the bullet is .308 and your not concerned about excessive jump, I don't see why not. The round was designed for a much heavier bullet though.

    I'd shoot it as a light load plinker in a bolt action.
     

  3. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    A 30 caliber is a 30 caliber as far as I know. .308 diameter.
     
  4. whtsmoke

    whtsmoke New Member

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    yes you can as long as it is .308 you are gtg, the only thing is you will have to make sure it fits in your magazine(oal). you might want to get a good manual on reloading as they have a wealth of knowledge in them.
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    already loaded 30 carbine ammunition will not work in a 30-06 chambered rifle. you can use the .308 110grn unloaded bullets to load 30-06 brass. there are plinker loads lited in most loading manuals for this bullet. you can also use it to load 308 winchester rounds.
     
  6. rifleman55

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    You will also find that the really light bullets do not give the best accuracy.

    You have to match the bullet weight to the barrel twist for best accuracy. A light bullet requires a different twist than say a 150 or 168 grain bullet does. Most .308's are set up for the 147 to 168 bullet weights as being optimum.

    John K
     
  7. DPSTX

    DPSTX New Member

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    I remember reading in one of my loading manuals (don't remember if it was speer or hornady) that their 30carbine bullet had too thin of a jacket to be fired at 30-06 velocities. centrifugal force would deform the bullet. I would check with the bullet MFG.

    DPSTX
     
  8. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The bullet was designed for velocities well under 2500 fps. Trying to push them much faster may result in bullets disintegrating in flight (might not).

    For a much reduced plinking load the bullet may be acceptable, BUT (and that is a really big but) toying with reduced loads can set up very dangerous conditions. Such endeavors are best attempted by very experienced loaders.

    And, no, .30 carbine loaded ammo cannot be fired in a .30-06.