.30 Carbine

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.30 Carbine (7.62×33mm)
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TypeCarbine
Place of originUnited States
Service history
In serviceWorld War II–present
Used bySee Users
WarsWorld War II
Korean War
First Indochina War
Vietnam War
Production history
ProducedWorld War II to 1950s, present (civilian)
VariantsM1 (ball),
M6 (grenade),
M13 (dummy),
M18 (heavy, high pressure test) 152gr,
M27 (tracer)
Specifications
Parent case.32 Winchester Self-Loading
Bullet diameter0.308 in (7.8 mm)
Neck diameter.336 in (8.5 mm)
Base diameter.3548 in (9.01 mm)
Rim diameter.360 in (9.1 mm)
Rim thickness.050 in (1.3 mm)
Case length1.290 in (32.8 mm)
Overall length1.680 in (42.7 mm)
Case capacity21 gr H2O (1.4 cm3)
Rifling twist1:20"
Primer typeSmall rifle
Maximum pressure38,500 psi (265 MPa)
Ballistic performance
Bullet mass/type Velocity Energy
110 gr (7 g) FMJ 1,990 ft/s (610 m/s) 967 ft⋅lbf (1,311 J)
Test barrel length: 18 inches
Source(s): Winchester [1]

The .30 Carbine (pronounced thirty carbine) cartridge is a carbine cartridge first made for the M1 carbine. The U.S. Army made this cartridge because it needed a bullet more powerful than the .45 ACP but lighter than the .30-06.

From a rifle, the .30 Carbine has about the same amount of firepower as the .357 Magnum.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Winchester Ammunition". www.winchester.com.