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Was the 30-30 ever a black powder cartridge?
Contrary to what some people may believe, this new round was never loaded with 30 grains of black powder, nor was it ever intended to be a black powder round. When this round was introduced, it was especially made for Winchester’s Model 94 lever-action rifle.
How many rounds can a Winchester 30 30 hold?
Due to laws, most lever-action . 30-30s will only hold five rounds (although some hold six, and older models hold more). Ammunition used in . 30-30s has a round or flat nose, thus allowing it to be loaded into the tubular magazine without the fear of an accidental discharge.
Where did the 30 Winchester gun get its name?
Since Marlin did not manufacture ammunition, it worked closely with the Union Metallic Cartridge Company (U.M.C.) located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. U.M.C. replicated the .30 WINCHESTER SMOKELESS cartridge but gave it a different name. Since 30 grains of smokeless powder was initially used in this cartridge, they named it the . 30-30 .
When did the Winchester 30 center fire come out?
The.30 Winchester Smokeless first appeared in Winchester’s catalog No. 55, dated August 1895. When chambered in the Winchester Model 1894 carbine and rifle, it was also known as.30 Winchester Center Fire or.30 WCF.
When did the 30 Winchester smokeless cartridge come out?
Sixty years after its introduction, in 1955, it was surpassed by the smaller bore .243 Winchester cartridge with more powerful and accurate ballistics yet similar recoil, but the .30-30 Winchester remains in widespread use even today. The .30 Winchester Smokeless first appeared in Winchester’s catalog No. 55, dated August 1895.
What kind of bullets are in a 30-30 Winchester?
Because the majority of rifles chambered in .30-30 are lever-action rifles with tubular magazines, most .30-30 cartridges are loaded with round-nose or flat-nose bullets for safety.