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Old 02-02-2020, 05:25 PM
WebSmithEddy WebSmithEddy is offline
 
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Default Krag shooters, what are your 30-40 sources?

I know, I know... reloading. I will some day, but I'm not there yet. Besides, I need to build up my brass supply.

I picked up a Model 1898 at a gun show yesterday, but none of the three big box sporting goods stores in my area (Academy, Bass Pro, Dick's) carry 30-40.

Where do you buy your factory 30-40? I can find it via AmmoSeek, but some of those companies I've never heard of before, so I would welcome recommendations.

I'll try at gun shows, but since ammo prices have gotten reasonable, ammo dealers don't set up at shows as often as they used to.

I do make frequent trips to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area if anyone has a favorite brick and mortar store there that stocks it.

Thanks,
Eddy
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Old 02-02-2020, 08:47 PM
BRMPCF50 BRMPCF50 is offline
 
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I reload, but 30-40 Krag is available from Grafs. 30-40 can be difficult to find, not in very common use these days. Buy it when you find it.

https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog...ategoryId/228?
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Old 02-02-2020, 10:45 PM
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I purchased from these guys before.
http://wisconsincartridge.com/produc...0-roundsreman/

Also SGA has some in stock.
https://www.sgammo.com/catalog/rifle...0-40-krag-ammo

Its pricey for sure, which is why I also reload the brass a few times.
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Old 02-03-2020, 12:23 AM
BRMPCF50 BRMPCF50 is offline
 
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I have a Krag and a 1912 vintage Winchester Model 1895 chambered in 30-40. The original 30-40 bullet was 220 grain jacketed round nose. Both my rifles do well with heavier round noses, jacketed or lead (cast) bullets. Trail Boss or 5744 powders can be used to for reduced pressure/velocity loads.
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Old 02-04-2020, 07:51 PM
Milsurp Collector Milsurp Collector is offline
 
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See
https://ammoseek.com/ammo/30-40-krag

I roll my own.

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Old 02-04-2020, 11:55 PM
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What's your source of round nose bullets ? What brand and weight ? Thank you in advance...
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Old 02-05-2020, 12:30 AM
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Again, ammoseek is your friend. However a few places do not support ammoseek so you have to search them seperately, Grafs is one example.

Use bookmarks so you can go back to your frequent searchs

https://ammoseek.com/reloading/bulle...erra-220grains

https://ammoseek.com/reloading/bulle...nady-220grains

https://ammoseek.com/reloading/brass...rag/Winchester





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Old 02-05-2020, 11:13 AM
Milsurp Collector Milsurp Collector is offline
 
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What's your source of round nose bullets ? What brand and weight ? Thank you in advance...
https://www.hornady.com/bullets/rifl...nterlock-rn#!/

https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog...productId/6284

Used with 40.0gr Hodgdon H4350. It simulates the original load.

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After a brief experiment with a 230-grain bullet loading, the .30 Army loading was standardized in 1894 using a 220-grain metal-jacketed round-nose bullet with 40 grains of nitrocellulose powder.
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Old 02-05-2020, 03:38 PM
Old Doug Old Doug is offline
 
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Default 30/40 Krag Brass source

I have used Greek HXP 303 to form 30/40 Krag.

Resize and load brass. It is shorter by a couple of 1/1000. Assume you aren't shooting high volumes.

Old Doug
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Old 02-08-2020, 11:28 AM
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It's generally not worth it for the ammo companies to make a lot of the stuff - they just make up batches of it from time to time. Therefore when it shows up, buy it at your local ammo-mongers - hunting ammo, target, whatever. Otherwise, reload or get it "mail order."
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