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But like a few of you have said, no pointed bullets. Not a smart idea to load those into a 30-30.

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all replys are good points to remember

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Location: colorado springs, co
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i still have some .307 bullets from sierra i believe my father-in-law gave me. 170 grainers and they are flat nose. Maybe souvenirs now i guess. ;)

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My grandmas boyfriend has a 30-30 savage, the bolt action kind, but the saftey dosnt work, still a good gun. Also I have a rimfire 30-30 bullet, my dad gave it to me a year ago it looks quite old? but i was wondering when these were last made?

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Have a little read hear Rambo concerning early rimfire calibres

http://www.chuckhawks.com/early_metallic_cartridges.htm -

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.307 .308 .309 and even one with.311 Winchester 30-30

In old lever action rifles I have slugged many of them and have gotten many dif diameters. Tooling was not as nice as today. Also I have one rifle that shoots soft lead cut to .307 very well. There was a model 94 made for a 307 catridge. this was a .308 diameter bullet just like the 30-30. Oh sorry I see this has already been said.

Also for all of you tubular krankers out there, the great Hornady company now has soft pointed tips which are safe to load in tubular magazines. Now we can get better B.C. if they were realy ever needed.

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Rambo:
I know it was just a typo, but " the safety doesn't work, it's still a good gun".. For the new memers that may be reading this for the first time: A firearm with no Safety is DANGEROUS.

Igoing to do a little research on the 30.30 rimfire & post back..

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Many bench rest rifles have no safty. They are not dangerious guns. Dangerious guns are any guns in the hands of people not well schooled in their use. I like safety's but the gun itself is just an object.

I agree with you Hammer, but this just seems a good place to inject the idea that "Guns don't kill, people do!".

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Checking my Modern Reloading book it lists the 30-30w as being .308 in diameter of the projectile. It also list a round as the .307w which is also of .308 diameter. Apart from the .30 Luger all rounds listed as .30 cal are all listed as being .308 in diameter for the projectile.
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spooke wrote:
Checking my Modern Reloading book it lists the 30-30w as being .308 in diameter of the projectile. It also list a round as the .307w which is also of .308 diameter. Apart from the .30 Luger all rounds listed as .30 cal are all listed as being .308 in diameter for the projectile.
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That is pretty much the case. The .303brit. is slightly larger at .311 but it can be confusing sometimes for sure. Brick Wall,)