What bullet for farm yard defense in 30 Carbine

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  1. Shawnba67

    Shawnba67 Silver $$ Contributor

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    So Ive got 30 carbine that I think might make a sweet farmyard problem solver. But I cant decide what bullet would give the best terminal performance on racoons to the hopefully never happens case of a large dog.
    Ive got a supply of half jackets, Ive also got 110gr sierra hp although Ive never tried them for reliability. I havent looked much at pistol bullets, I probly should though.
    The over penetration of a fmj worries me a bit.
    Any bits of wisdom are appreciated.
     
  2. Larryh128

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    I look for some 30 cal pistol bullets that will hopefully open up.
     
  3. 2506

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    Sierra and Hornady both make a 110 Round nose soft point made specifically for the 30 Carbine. I have used the Sierra. 13.8 grs H110 is Sierras suggested accuracy as well as hunting load. Runs between 1900 and 2000 fps and will not disappoint for inside 100 yards big dog problems or two legged problems.
     
  4. snert

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    Plinker, Speer
     
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    The NYPD Stakeout Squad had 100% one sop shots on bad guys over several years and dozens of shootouts with plain old Remington 110gr soft points using the 30 M1 carbine. Need we say more?
     
  6. TheOtherZilla

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    22 MAG is all you need and 40 Gr HPs
     
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  7. waltkrafft

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    Not sure a carbine is accurate enough. I have had good luck with 17 mach ii doing what you want to do. It is way more effective than a 22lr.
     
  8. 2506

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    If you get a GOOD M1 Carbine it will be accurate enough. Trouble is most that you come across are warn out. I have a good one and the above mentioned hand load with the 110 Sierra SP will do the same as the Remington factory SP.

    Speaking of police using the 30 carbine. I had a uncle that was a sheriff back in the 1960s and he carried a M2 Carbine laying on the back seat of his car with two 30 round mags taped together loaded with Winchester 110 Hps. He let me shoot it when I was about 13 years old. Full auto rock and roll. I was not your average 13 year old. By that age I was a seasoned shooter and a crack shot with most any caliber rifle or shotgun and a fair hand with a pistol.
     
  9. people

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    Just load up some of the soft points they make. Sure you will get shoot through. It is better than FMJ and tons better than any of the rim fire fodder.

    On my farm I always carry a handgun during the day I also carry a AR-10 in 308 and at night I switch to a 223.
     
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  10. MrMajestic

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    Hornady 100 gr. Half Jacket and as Snert stated the 110 gr. Speer Plinker will do nice on the smaller stuff. Whitetail I would use the 110 gr. Sierra Round Nose, JMHO from some experience...
    Lil'Gun works nice as a propellant. I like Federal 205M's to light it. Again, JMHO...
     
  11. rebel

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    .309 XTP's work great in my SS and Bolt 300 Blks. Not sure how they would feed in a carbine.
     
  12. Ken

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    Back in the olden days we carried a 30-30 in the Sheriffs patrol car.
    I have loaded up some of the 110s for farm use
     
  13. natdscott

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    Ever shot that thing inside a barn with a flashlight in one hand and no ear pro?

    ...cuz that’s what he’s talkin about.
     
  14. natdscott

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    OP: you’re looking for a reason to use your rifle. I get that.

    But “farmyard defense”? Get ahold of yourself. :D

    .410 or a .22 are quite adequate. .22WMR with CCI +V is extree gooder.
     
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    I believe that I loaded a short jacket. Basically a lead bullet with an over sized gas check. Fed just fine.
     
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  16. people

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    How small are your farm yards? A 22lr does not cut it in my farm yard.
     
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