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I am getting a barrel in a trade. It is a rechambered 30 Herret to 30/40 Krag. Anyone here ever had one of these? What load did you use and how does it compare to other 30 caliber ctgs.
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Hey John.
I dont mean to pry too much, but you are the only guy to reply so far.
I dont have any reference to 30/40 Krag in a 14" barrel. I do have info on a rifle barrel though. Its for a 24" with a 130 gr bullet, the highest velocity with a IMR powder is around 2500 fps. We will use the 3031 example that uses 42.0 grs. I look over at 30/30 and see a 130 with IMR 3031 a charge of 35 grs nets 2400 fps. Both are 24" barrels. So I ask what is the benefit of the 30/40 over the 30/30. I already have a 14" 30/30 barrel and if the Krag doesnt net me more energy then I probably should look at getting rid of it and trying something else. What do you think? Let me know. thanks Cliff
 

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I have one too!

I love it !!! I rechambered it from a 6 Groove 30/30 bbl. and it is the most accurate barrel that I have ever had, bar NONE!
If you are intrested in my loads E- mail me @ [email protected] I will away hunting deer out of state till Friday but will answer then. :-D
 

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Hey Porkypine....

I too have a 30-06 15" non-brake barrel what load are you using ? I'm using 57grs of IMR4350 and a 150gr Hornady.
 

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I grew up shooting deer with an old 1896 Krag. I seen a Contender at my favorite gun shop that was a SSK rechamber of a 6 groove 30 Herrett in a super 14 with a SSK brake and TSOB(this barrel was the start of a real bad illness called "contenderitis") It shoots factory 180gr Rem Core-locs really well!! I've reloaded a bunch for it and I use 150gr Hornady's with H322 for hunting deer. It drops- :grin: em in their tracks. The only drawback to my barrel is that I can't get 200 or 220's to fly good out it. I have loaded 178gr Match bullets that touch holes at 100yds. It takes some time but it will shoot when you find the right load!
 

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30/40 krag

So anyone else have any opinions on this subject. I am thinking of taking a 35 Remington barrel instead. Is there enough difference between the 30/40 and the 30/30 to warrant having them both. I am sure there is enough between the 35 and the 30/30. What do you guys think?
 

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.30/40 Krag and .35 Remington

:) I have Super 14" barrels in both calibers. The .30/40 barrel is a rechamber of a .30-30 and has been Magnaported. The .35 Rem barrel is one of the most accurate I own. Both have accounted for a few Missouri whitetails and both have done an excellent job. The deer don't know the difference. The .30/40 is obviously a bit flatter shooting. It is getting a bit harder to find brass for the .35 Rem these days than for the .30/40 Krag. In my view, both are excellent. You pays your money and makes your choice, or maybe you get both, as I did. Caleath, I sent you a private message with some loading data for the Krag.

Good shooting!

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30/40

Ok so now I have got both a 30/40 and a 35Remington. Man things are gettin crazy. Anyone got good loads for the 35? I would like to look at the 30/40 more too.
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35 Rem loads

Caleath, I’ve got a fond spot in my heart for the ‘ol 35 Rem as I cut my teeth” from a Contender aspect w/ this cartridge. :wink: I killed 6 whitetail deer w/ it before I decided I wanted something that was a little flatter shooting than the 35. Ended up w/ a 6.5 JDJ that has performed very well through the years. Although I’ve recently tried calibers other than the 6.5, I’ve yet to go back to the 35. Given time, I may try it again someday. It certainly killed deer very well, but the 6.5 killed just as well w/ less recoil and a better trajectory. That having been said, if I were to resume hunting w/ the 35 Remington, I’d use what ended up being my favorite load (MAX LOAD, so reduce accordingly and work up safely): W/W brass/180 gr Hornady SSP/H322 41.0 grains/Fed 210 primer/OAL 2.645”. My records don’t indicate this bullets relation to the lands. Muzzle velocity was 2140 fps. It’s been 11 years since I loaded for the 35 Rem so you might check w/ the Hodgdon folks as powder specs/max loads do change over time. I also killed a few deer w/ the Hornady 200 gr SP, but liked the 180 SSP better. :) Gary T.
 
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