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Old 04-16-2019, 7:19 AM
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I have an Inland carbine, but I don't shoot it much. I should, though, as I have a ton of reloads with both 110 Rem SPs, 100 gr Speer Plinkers (a great bullet for the carbine, IMHO) and 110 FMJ. I have a bunch of brass waiting to get reloaded, too. I use 14.5 gr of W296 or H110.

With the SPs or Plinkers, it would make a good HD gun though over penetration might be an issue inside a home.
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Old 04-16-2019, 9:04 AM
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What would really be helpful is if someone could post properly tuned magazine lips. Showing curvatures and widths of the lips with a caliber

I'm sure that there are a ton of these that are short strocking and ftf'ing in the hands of younger guys that do 't have anyone to trouble shoot these old relics.
I have always used USGI 15s and 30s. The AYP marked 30 round mags are actually Belgium made (probably by FN) for euro contracts. There are fake AYPs out there, though. A few tears ago CDNN and cheaper than dirt had some fakes.

Some cheap aftermarket 30s actually use 15 round springs stretched out for the 30! Also, many mags out there have the springs in backwards: /\/\/\/\/\/\/\ The long side (bottom in the illustration) goes to the REAR.

KCI Korean 15 round are supposed to be as good as GI, and their 30 rounders (marked UU) are pretty good also.
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:59 PM
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What would really be helpful is if someone could post properly tuned magazine lips. Showing curvatures and widths of the lips with a caliber

I've successfully modified a number of different balky after market commercial magazines for Ruger Mini-14, M1 carbine, AR 15, FAL, etc., just by getting a factory,USGI or military surplus equivalent known to be in working order and comparing the magazine lips with the commercial magazine. This process may be tedious, but you compare the magazine lips, file a little, test with dummy rounds, compare again, file a little more, and test and so forth until you achieve perfect feeding. . No loss if you mess up...just throw out the magazine, because the balky magazine is useless if it does not feed ammunition correctly.

Final proof is a range session where you load up the magazines with varying numbers of rounds.

OP mentioned there could be other things wrong , backwards or weak springs. Also some magazines are not worth the effort because they are totally out of specification. For example, I've got some military surplus Cooper Industries M16 magazines that takes a grunt and a forceful push or tug just to insert or remove them into my milspec Colt M4. The body of the magazines is out of specification. I don't even want to range shoot with them let along have to use them for a defensive purpose.

If you want to avoid all the trouble, use factory, military surplus or USGI magazines, but study up on the various manufacturers for even those. Rifles like the M16 had a number of military contract magazine manufacturers and some of those magazines were even problematic.
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Old 04-17-2019, 6:15 PM
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Originally Posted by RockBottomInc View Post
I have been to ranges where the crowd is sketchy enough that firearms are stolen if not watched the whole time.

By the way, did you find any cool mags during Freedom Week for that IBM carbine? You are lucky for owning an M1 Carbine
I used to frequent Cordova Shooting Ctr so I know the feeling. Fortunately I only go to ranges with an RO so the only time I'm downrange & away from my gun(s), no one else is allowed near the bench either.

In fact I did get some USGI mags, thanks to Calgunner SVT-40. I also got some Korean 15 rounders, and in my brief trial of them they seemed to work fine.
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Old 04-17-2019, 7:46 PM
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Korean made mags work very well on M1 Carbines, and M16 mags have a good reputation.

Unfortunately the range I used to go to here in So Cal was sketchy even with a range master. During the break the people would get too close to the guns. Although they mean well, some people looked sketchy enough that they could have stolen the guns if I stayed away long enough.

Enjoy your firearms and Happy Shooting!
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Old 04-25-2019, 8:42 AM
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I have got a rock ola bolt that I would be willing to trade for either an inland bolt or an Inland stock and handgaurd.
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