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.30-30 Ammo History

.30-30 ammo was the United States’ first small-bore sporting cartridge designed for smokeless powder in 1895 and was originally meant for the Winchester 1894 lever-action rifle. The added – “.30” on the end stands for the standard load of 30 grains (1.9 grams) of early smokeless powder.

The original .30-30 cartridge was manufactured by Winchester Repeating Arms and Union Metallic Cartridge Company with a 160-gram jacketed-lead bullet. A year later, it was offered with a 170-gram bullet. Both .30-30 ammo sizes are popular for lever-action rifles like the Savage Model 99 and the Marlin Model 336.

.30-30 Ammo Ballistics

.30-30 ammo is considered to be entry-level ammunition for big-game hunting with a limited effective range of about 200 yards. .30-30 ammo is effective against deer-sized and black bear-sized game, but has been used on moose, caribou, and pronghorn.

Beyond rifles, .30-30 ammo is used in the sport of handgun metallic silhouette shooting. Handguns compatible with .30-30 ammo include the Thompson Center Arms Contender pistol, and the Magnum Research five-shot BFR revolver.

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