First Look: Creedmoor Sports .30 Carbine Ammunition

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posted on July 10, 2018
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Developed specifically for use in World War II, the .30 Carbine cartridge remained a popular option for military and civilian use throughout the 20th century and continues to be a popular option. With a number of guns on the market chambered in .30 Carbine, from revolvers to reproduction M1 Carbines, Creedmoor Sports developed an affordable, high-quality ammo option designed to provide owners with reliable ammunition for training, plinking and competition use.

The Creedmoor Sports .30 Carbine rifle ammunition is loaded entirely in America at the company's facility in Anniston, AL. Each round is loaded inside of high-quality Starline brass cases, and the bullet itself is produced by Hornady. The full-metal jacketed projectile weighs in at 110 grains and, according to company testing, travels at 2,000 feet per second at the muzzle, producing 977 foot-pounds of energy.

The development of the .30 Carbine cartridge began just before WWII, when U.S. Army officials sought an intermediate platform that provided more power than the standard-issue M1911A1 handgun chambered in .45 ACP but only weighed half as much as the military's M1 Garand and Thompson submachine gun. The target weight of the platform was 5 pounds, and the solution eventually emerged in the form of the M1 Carbine, which saw service throughout WWII, Korea and even into the Vietnam War.

Today, the .30 Carbine cartridge remains popular among owners of surplus M1 Carbines, with more than 6 million carbines produced throughout the 20th century. Other manufacturers have added options for modern-day shooters, such as updated M1 Carbine designs from Inland Manufacturing and revolvers chambered for the round. The Creedmoor Sports .30 Carbine Rifle ammunition is sold in boxes of 50 rounds, with retail prices starting at $37.50 per box. Bulk-quantity pricing is available, allowing consumers to buy five or more boxes for $35.62 each. Orders with 10 or more boxes of Creedmoor Sports ammunition will ship for free.

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