ammo cross reference

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by bizy, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. bizy

    bizy New Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Marlow, Ok
    I have been searching for an ammo cross reference for all ammo. ie: 308 - 7.62X51. I need all caliber rifles. I am searching for ammo that will fit in many guns.
    I have a 30-30, 308, 30-06, 7.62X39, 243.
    Will 30-30 bullet fit in 308 and 30-06 cases?
    What powder would you suggest for high power rifles?
    Is there a site I can find all this information?

    Thanks everyone, yall have been so much help in the past.
  2. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    This site will tell you different names for the same cartridge (i.e. 30/30 = 30 WCF) That seems like it would answer your first question.

    >Will 30-30 bullet fit in 308 and 30-06 cases?< Yes it will, but there are better choices. 30/30 is almost always chambered in a gun with a tubular magazine. Because of this, 30/30 is almost always loaded with a flat-point or round-nose bullet. To reach the potential of a 308 or a 30/06, you would want to load a pointed bullet, which could cause a magazine explosion if loaded into a 30/30.

    Powders to work will all those calibers you list except the 7.62x39, I would recommend IMR 3031, IMR 4895, 4895 or WW 748. I can only find loads for the x39 with H4859 (of those four powders).

  3. BobMcG

    BobMcG Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    Somewhere in the Twilight Zone.
    You might enjoy a copy of the book "Cartridges Of The World".

    Bullets made for the .30-30 will likely have a bit thinner jacket as they are expected to perform at lower velocities than typical bullets fired from .308s or .30-06s and the typical 7.62X39 bullet is of .310 dia rather than the .308 dia of most other 30cals. What is your weapon of choice for the 7.62X39 cartridge?
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    a really neat load for the .30-06 that i use is 110 gr. sierra hp loaded to 3500 fps from my 1903A3. it really turns coyotes inside out:D