Another good 30 caliber that has been obsolete for years is the 30 40 krag it originally came out as a military round replacing the 45 70 very soon after that sporting rifle makers saw the potential as a hunting round and started introducing hunting rifles for that round in fact it came out before the 30 30 by some months. While the 30 30 may not get as much press in the gun magazines as it once did i would hardly call it going obsolete there are millions of 30 30 lever action rifles out there just from winchester and marlin conversely for perhaps millions of families the 30 30 is the family deer rifle. List of rifle cartridges by primer type calibre and name. This round became known as the 30 30 winchester the first 30 indicating caliber and the second 30 standing for 30 grains of a smokeless powder used in those days the great john browning designed this rifle over 7 million of these rifles have been sold the 30 30 was the first commercial round to use the new smokeless powder
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