Handgun Cartridge Detail

This information is derived from a combination of sources: manufacturer's specifications, measuruments performed by the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute (SAAMI) and approximation formulas devloped by

Cartridge Specifications for Caliber: .30 Carbine
.30 Carbine (.30 M1 Carbine)
.30 Carbine
Case Type: Rimless, straight
Introduced: 1941 Made For:Rifle
Cart Len:1.680-in Case Len:1.290-in
Case Dia:0.355-in Bul Dia:0.309-in
Ballistics approximated for:
7.5-inch revolver barrel
Cartridge Variants:
From:110 gr1417 ft/sec491 ft-lbs
To:110 gr1611 ft/sec634 ft-lbs
Cartridge Used in Database
110 gr1584 ft/sec613 ft-lbs
Rankings for
Cartridge Used in Database
PF: 174262 TKO: 7.692

This cartridge was developed just prior to WWII for the military to use in its newly selected Winchester semi-automatic 30 M1 carbine. It is basically a modification of the Winchester 32 Self-Loading round of 1906. It is considered in the same class as the 32-20 WCF round with an effective range of about 150 yards.