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.30-30 Winchester VS .30-40 Krag

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Gun Specifications

Specifications

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.30-40 Krag

Height

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Average FPS

2373

Average Grain

151

Average Energy

1888

Recoil

1.60

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Ballistic Coefficient

225.45

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Gun Descriptions

About The .30-30 Winchester Ammo, also known as the .30 Winchester Center Fire Ammo, was first designed and marketed commercially in 1895 in the United States. The .30-30 Winchester Ammo was designed for smokeless powder for the first small-bore sporting rifles. After approximately sixty years of production, the .243 Winchester Ammo surpassed the .30-30 Winchester Ammo in the small-bore cartridge category, but the .30-30 Winchester Ammo remains widely in use even today. Even though the .30-30 Winchester Ammo isn't recommended for long-range shots, it has a soft recoil that allows for accurate shots to be taken in short to mid ranges. However, the .243 Winchester Ammo provides a stronger power and muzzle energy than the .30-30 Winchester Ammo while delivering the same mild recoil to the shooter. The .30-30 Winchester Ammo has an overall length of 64.8mm, and the bullet diameter of this bullet is 7.8mm. The 150-grain bullet variant of the .30-30 Winchester Ammo can travel at a velocity of 2,390 feet per second while creating an energy level of 1,903 ft.lbf.  Manufacturer The .30-30 Winchester Ammo was designed and manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1895 in the US.  Uses In Canada and the US, hunters have successfully used the .30-30 Winchester ammo for hunting moose, caribou, and pronghorn. The cartridge has also been used for hunting down the deer family. 

30-40 Krag Ammo The .30-40 Krag Ammo was designed by Krag Jorgensen and developed by the US armed forces in the early 1890s. It is the first smokeless powder round adopted by the army, and it retained a caliber-charge naming system of the earlier cartridges. It earned its title of the first small-bore military centerfire cartridge due to its small caliber bullet. All previous metallic military rifle ammunitions were black powder-powered and had large capacity cases. However, in 1899, the US Army requested an improved military rifle with matching cartridge, and the .30-40 Krag Ammo was born. Although this cartridge didn’t last long as the US Army standard cartridge, the .30-40 Krag will remain the first American military rifle designed from the onset to use smokeless powder. From the beginning, the .30-40 Krag Ammo was famous for hunting and chambered in several firearms. Because of its efficiency, the .30-40 Krag Ammo achieved a higher velocity than was previously possible when it was created. Therefore, hunters jumped at the chance to use smaller caliber lighter and far more aerodynamic bullets. In 1899, someone used it to shoot the world-record Rocky Mountain elk. This record stood till the second half of the 20th century. The Springfield Amory was known to produce several variants of the .30-40 Krag Ammo for the army till it was supplanted. The first .30-40 Krag ammo ballistics were a 220-grain bullet and 2,00 fps. However, the modern .30-40 Krag ammo ballistics are a 180-grain bullet at 2,430 fps. That’s why it is ideal for hunting games like deer and elk at either a short or medium range.

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