Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Phenix City, Alabama
I had my Ruger #1B rechambered to 30-06 A.I. and love it. Nice mouse fart loads with cast bullets for fire-forming loads and loads using 180 gr. GameKings for more serious stuff.
Then one day while at the local Sheriff's office range a guy that used to be the gunsmith for the SO saw me shooting my NEF 30/30. He asked if I would let him re-chamber it to 30/30 A.I. I'd been wanting to have it done for about 30 years, so I said yes. He took it home and a month later brought it back to the range. Meanwhile I was loading some mouse fart loads for it with 160 gr. Lee bullets. I have since that time fired all of my light loads, but have a whole pile of regular loads that my youngest son used to use when he took my rifle hunting. I've never killed anything with that rifle that I can recall, but he's killed a pickup truck full of deer with it until he got his own rifle. Now I just use it to kill paper at the range. But my brass comes out so nice., and seldom needs trimming. The only ones that I have trimmed were some that probably needed it when they were regular 30/30 loads. THe 30-06 a.i. brass has yet to need trimming.
Alabama Hunter and firearms safety instructor
I really like my handguns and Single shot rifles!
Last edited by Tom W.; 10-15-2019 at 10:49 PM.