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10MM Carbine Why Not?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by turq, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. turq

    turq Molino,oregon Member

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    Why cant some Manuf.-er make a 10 MM semi auto/lever/pump Rifle.
    Couldn't they make a Ruger Mini-14 in 10MM???? Just full of hope.
    Maybe one of you has seen a "Custom".
     
  2. dobanion

    dobanion North Portland, Oregon Member

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    10mm just doesn't have the following for any company to commit the money to developing a 10mm carbine.

    Now you may be able to get it to work in a AR platform, custom barrel, etc.
     
  3. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Olympic makes a 10mm AR-15, or you can get a 10mm mechtech conversion
     
  4. turq

    turq Molino,oregon Member

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    I guess I was trying to figure a way to shoot 10MM and maybe the range pick-up 40S&W. HK makes the USC in 45ACP but the cost and plastic are negatives. At least a carbine 10MM could put out 135JHPs at some decent speed. Just wishing someone would make steel carbines like in the 'ol days.
     
  5. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    You cannot safely shoot .40 S&W in a 10mm (unless in a revolver with moon clips)
     
  6. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    .44 automag would be easier. It has the .473 boltface after all.
     
  7. gst264

    gst264 Independence Member

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    Shot this once and fell in love!

    mp510.jpg
     
  8. ronin223

    ronin223 Portland Active Member

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    They make AR-15 in 10mm, vector made semi mp5 clones in 10mm.

    they did and it did not sell so there you go
     
  9. mpmax

    mpmax Woodburn Active Member

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    I believe that when the FBI tryed out the 10mm many years ago Thompson (or whoever they are now) made some "Tommy Guns" to shoot the 10mm.
     
  10. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Yep, ATF had a batch of them made up in the 1990s. Custom builders are making them now. Guys at the HK forum I belong to are showing off their new 10MM MP5 type builds, regularly

    Only problem with Oly Arms 10MMs has been that the UZI mags dried up in the mid 1990s. OAs is however soon to unveil new polymer mags so you can have your 10MM CAR 15
     
  11. bnr32gtr

    bnr32gtr Vancouver, WA Member

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    For me, having a 9mm AR15 means I can practice more, same manipulation/manual of arms, similar recoil impulse to the .223 as the .22lr does not lift the muzzle and it's just damned fun!

    Also, I can take my Glock and 9mm AR and use the same ammo for both. I'm betting I'm more accurate at 100 yards with my AR than you are with you handgun... :D

    The last reason for a pistol caliber carbine is... Why not!?!? :thumbup: