Kaliber Konfusion

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by w1spurgeon, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. w1spurgeon

    w1spurgeon Member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Chattanooga, TN
    Is the .30 Remington round the same as what's now known as 30-30? Specifically, will a modern 30-30 round cycle/fire in a Remington Model 8 marked .30 Remington?
  2. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    ND, USA
    The .30 Remington is a different cartridge than the .30-30 Winchester so no they're not interchangeable.

    .30Rem is a rimless cartridge that is ballistically nearly identical to the .30-30 but the case dimensions are different.
    Check out this link for a little more info.

  3. The .30 Remington and .30-30 Winchester are NOT the same. Do not try to use one in a rifle chambered for the other!

    Back after the Great War (and even before), Remington and Winchester were in hot and heavy competition for the medium game rifle market and introduced a number of new cartriges aimed at deer hunters. These included the .25, .30, .32 and .35 Remington's and .25-35, .30-30, .32 WCF by Winchester.

    As a rule, the Winchester cartridges were rimmed and the Remington rimless along with other dimensional differences. All were somewhat similar in performance and very adequate deer but the only ones we see very often today are the .30-30 Winchester and .35 Remington.

    Although ammo for the others is still around, it is getting scarce. If you need it, buy it when you find it.
  4. You can, however, use .30-30 reloading data to reload the .30 Remington.
  5. JohnK3

    JohnK3 New Member

    May 5, 2003
    Wikipedia has a good page on the .30-30
    I have to admit to having done some work on that page, myself. [grin]