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Posted: 12/21/2016 1:27:23 PM EST
Like the title says. Dad gave me one for Christmas, but only would cough up 4 whole rounds for me. Everywhere I look shows no stock.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 1:50:27 PM EST
Did you look for 30 US? That was the original designation. Most of the ammo companies load it, a buddy of mine has 2 and says they are great cast bullet shooters as well.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 1:54:22 PM EST
Remington does a run about every four years or so. Sometimes you can find it at Midway or Cabela's. I bought four boxes about five years ago, and a set of Lee dies. Haven't reloaded yet.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 1:55:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By kpoesq369:
Did you look for 30 US? That was the original designation. Most of the ammo companies load it, a buddy of mine has 2 and says they are great cast bullet shooters as well.
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Tried that too. Old designation is .30 Army
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 2:08:11 PM EST
Reload for it. That's the only way I get my krag fed during the yearly antique rifle match
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 2:11:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By uboat534:
Reload for it. That's the only way I get my krag fed during the yearly antique rifle match
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Thats how i get my ammo
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 2:12:18 PM EST
http://www.gunbot.net/ammo/rifle/30-40/
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 2:16:09 PM EST
Currently out of stock, but keep looking here- Old Western Scrounger
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 2:20:50 PM EST
Be careful. Factory ammo may be too hot
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 2:26:35 PM EST
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It used to be seasonal production and was not constantly available.

Your best bet might be asking a trusted reloader friend to make it for you or show you how to make it. I don't normally advocate such things but I have some friends who occasionally with approach me to load very antique or odd cartridges and I ensure they understand that if I do it will be milder loads and entirely at their own risk.

I have not tried it but I have been told 303 brass can be used for 30-40 krag after reforming. It should be a single pass through the size die. The brass will be a little short but it has been done.

It is a fun round, excellent cast bullet round.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 2:26:37 PM EST
Google "ammoseek"

http://ammoseek.com
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 2:27:24 PM EST
I have a few boxes of factory ammo as well as some boxes of the original tinned case ammo that was issued when new

When I get back home after the holidays if I can find it I'll send you a PM for your addy, you will just have to pay shipping.

It may be a while before I have the time to find them so give me time, I just shoot my reloads out of mine but it's not one I shoot often
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 2:28:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Banditman:
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I use factory Remington in my 1904 Winchester 1895 with no problem.

Link Posted: 12/21/2016 2:45:56 PM EST
Sweet, A couple of sources in stock there!

Now then, for you guys shooting it, what weight on the bullet? I'm looking for more of a hunting round than a target round.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 2:55:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By drfcolt:


I use factory Remington in my 1904 Winchester 1895 with no problem.
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30/40 Krag has one locking lug and some early ones are not safe to shoot. I am assuming the OP is talking about a 30/40 Krag rifle. I load my own
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 2:57:06 PM EST
Krags are barrelled .308 w/ 1:10 twist, so any good .308 bullet will work. Military issue was 220 RN FMJ, but a 150-to-175 gr bullet will work pretty good and may not be far off factory sight settings, but your results may vary.

Remington factory fodder is 180 gr core-lokt PSP (pointed soft point). My Krag has a Pacific peep sight, so it's easy to zero. Factory sights can be tough to dial in if you dont have the 1901 sight (the one that looks like a '03 Springfield).
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 2:57:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TokerM:
Sweet, A couple of sources in stock there!

Now then, for you guys shooting it, what weight on the bullet? I'm looking for more of a hunting round than a target round.
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I'd shoot what it was designed for, a 220 grain round nose at 2000 fps. It doesn't sound all that exciting, but I've personally whacked enough critters with that load to know that it is deadly effective on up to elk size beasties, within it's range limitations...200 yards or so.

Hornady still makes a 220 RN, but I'd advise stocking up as it may not last much longer.

Cast bullets are always an option, and indeed may be the best option for Krag rifles, as their bore diameter often varied rather dramatically, and a well fitted cast bullet may shoot better than an undersized jacketed bullet.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 3:07:37 PM EST
I only see it at gun shows
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 3:09:06 PM EST
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Both Remington and Winchester have stopped selling the brass. I would buy all the factory ammo you can.

Late word has it that Grafs has new brass. Pepper yer angus though
http://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/73152?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=122216&cmp=1&utm_medium=HTMLEmail


My Krag shoots 205 gr cast with linotype very well.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 3:09:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RevolverRO:
Remington does a run about every four years or so. Sometimes you can find it at Midway or Cabela's. I bought four boxes about five years ago, and a set of Lee dies. Haven't reloaded yet.
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I roll my own.

Lee dies, brass, 200gr round nose bullets.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 3:26:39 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Banditman:

30/40 Krag has one locking lug and some early ones are not safe to shoot. I am assuming the OP is talking about a 30/40 Krag rifle. I load my own
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Originally Posted By Banditman:
Originally Posted By drfcolt:


I use factory Remington in my 1904 Winchester 1895 with no problem.

30/40 Krag has one locking lug and some early ones are not safe to shoot. I am assuming the OP is talking about a 30/40 Krag rifle. I load my own


Correct, 30-40 is a 1895 Krag (correct cartouche for '95 restock.) I don't get the Winchester until inheritance time.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 4:47:19 PM EST
I like to shoot 100gr. short-jacket, or 110 fmj out of mine with 15gr. of Unique.

Shoots to point of aim at 100yds. and it's lots of fun.
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