M1 carbine

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  1. 1970 gold

    1970 gold Veteran Member

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    I’m thinking about buying an m1 carbine next year. Anyone have one and how do they shoot?
     
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    don't have any info, but during this ammo panic, seems like ammo forbthe carbine is readily available. jim
     
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    What is your intended use? That's not a very powerful cartridge. I don't own one, but have fired several. They're a good little can shooter, okay for coyotes, maybe for wild hogs and such. GI's in the Pacific didn't have a much good to say about them other than lighter and easier to handle than a M1.
     
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    What are you going to use it for.They shoot a somewhat pistol round .And a range around 200 yards.
     
  5. Lowend

    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It seems like there isn’t much the M1 carbine does that a Mini-30 /14 doesn’t do better
     
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    flowjoe Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    There are a lot of M1carbines out there and they are not all equal. US GI stuff works, by-and-large, way better than the post war commercial built pieces. I own one and have shot several. They’re nifty little guns that are fun to shoot.

    Start your research here:http://www.uscarbinecal30.com/
     
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    I like historic guns and something that is fun to shoot without putting me in the poor house for ammo.
     
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    also, ruger supplied same with select-fire w/wo folding stock
     
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    I`ve got one that was my dad`s. It`s an early military version, late 50`s/60`s. My dad was a La. State Trooper. He carried it in his patrol vehicle. Still have a good bit of ammo for it and I also have a bayonet. Shoots very well.
     

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