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Old 10-20-2016, 08:29 PM
m1garand1055 m1garand1055 is offline
 
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Here in Pennsylvania , you can still get 30/40Krag ammo. I was out at Our Field and Stream this past Wed. and they had about 10 boxes of Winchester on the shelf for around $40 a box. A little pricey. but you have to pay the price if you need it. I hunt with a 38/55 Win and those bullets are getting hard to find. I got two boxes for $45 a piece and one for $55 a box at an auction today. That makes me about 250 rds of ammo. That should keep me good for a while.
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Old 10-21-2016, 04:08 PM
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That is what I was guessing also, but so far I have not found anything. I'll keep checking and hope something turns up.
Remington Core-Lokt was available at Cabela's in January, 2015.

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Old 10-21-2016, 05:59 PM
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Do any of the manufacturers currently load the .30-40? I can not find brass or ammo anywhere.
You might contact Reeds. They have three loading's currently on back order. They manufacture some of your more rare ammo. If they plan a run they can let you know. They also sell brass. I have shot some of their ammo with good results.

http://shop.reedsammo.com/30-40-Krag_c125.htm
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Old 10-22-2016, 08:41 PM
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Remington Core-Lokt was available at Cabela's in January, 2015.

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Thanks! I'll keep my eyes open around the end of the year.
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:05 PM
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I picked up a copy of
"The Handloaders Manual of Cartridge Conversions" by Donnelly and Byrce Towsley. It not only lists the 303 Brit as a source of brass for the 30-40 Krag. but also the 405 Winchester basic. A very interesting book btw...
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Old 10-26-2016, 06:54 AM
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I see Remington at local gun shows. I picked up 100 rounds online about a year ago when I bought my rifle. It has been running $32 - $36 a box of 20.

I have not seen any brass, and the dealers I have asked say they have not seen any for a long time.

But I am also in the market to buy brass if it becomes available.
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:54 AM
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Steve - i'm in the same boat as you....I just bought 40 rnds factory at - you can 'manufacture' .30-40 krag rounds using .303 brass, but I have ZERO experience on that subject...I walked into a pawn shop in Az and found some really old ammo for sale but [/url]


I use .303 brass, once fired in a new-condition No.4 Mk2, then run thru an RCBS .30-40 full length die. That's all. I get these from the owner of the No.4, who doesn't reload but really likes to shoot that rifle! I imagine that new empty cases could be substituted. These are various brands of modern boxer primed commercial cases.
Case OAL is shorter, as the .303 case is shorter than a .30-40 case, but the necks are long enough for bullet seating. Rim sizes are very close if not identical. Case diameter at the web is also slightly smaller than a .30-40 case, but I have not experienced any issues whatsoever shooting mid-range cast bullet loads, typically 16-18 grains of 2400 under a 210 grain PbGC.
This brass shoots well with the cast bullets I use, and functions and feeds perfectly in my 1896 Krag infantry rifle.
Since it is the only Krag I own, I just neck size after firing. I never have to trim the cases!
Hope this helps! Perhaps not ideal case for hunting loads, but fits the bill for target and plinking.

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Old 12-09-2016, 10:56 PM
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Graf and son reloading has 30-40 Krag brass in stock.
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Old 12-12-2016, 09:05 PM
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Graf and son reloading has 30-40 Krag brass in stock.
Shows out of stock now😢
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Old 12-13-2016, 03:34 PM
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Graf and Sons had some of their house brand Krag brass for about 3 or 4 days and promptly sold out. It didn't take long for it to disappear again. It's already popping up on GB at inflated prices so I assume it was bought up en mass by a few enterprising profiteers. Hopefully Graf and Sons will take note of how fast this shipment sold and order another sooner rather than later.

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