30-30 Winchester ammo was introduced in 1894 as a companion cartridge to the model '94 Winchester Lever Action Rifle and was the first commercially available cartridge to be loaded with smokeless powder.

30-30 ammo actually began life as a breech-loading black powder cartridge and thus its numerical designation which indicates that it is a .30 caliber cartridge that was loaded with 30 grains of black powder. In fact, compared to other rifle cartridges of the time, the new .30-30 Winchester cartridge loaded with smokeless powder provided the hunter with much greater firepower than was presently available in a mid-bore caliber.

Judging by today's standards, the .30-30 Winchester is somewhat underpowered but, even so, according to ammunition manufacturer's sales records, it is still one of the most popular rifle cartridges ever designed. In fact, it is especially popular with Eastern deer hunters who commonly hunt their chosen game in dense hardwood forests and thus, they appreciate the quick handling characteristics of the lever action rifle and the moderate recoil of the .30-30 Winchester cartridge. Consequently, it is often chosen as the first rifle for young deer hunters for this very reason and, when loaded with lightweight lead "plinker" bullets, it also makes a fun target rifle. In addition, bullet weights for this cartridge usually rage from 100 grains to 170 grains and are normally available in a wide range of types.

It should be noted that when using this cartridge in rifles with tubular magazines, it is imperative that you only use bullets with either flat noses or the new elastomer tips in order to prevent accidental discharge caused by the rifle's recoil.

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Recent 30-30 WINCHESTER Reviews

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    I love them
    Connor on 20rds - 30-30 Remington Accelerator 55gr Soft Point Ammo
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    Exceptional Quality ammunition : With a huge collectors value!! The Winchester John Wayne Commemorative 30-30 Ammo, as well as other calibers, are now retailing well over $100/Box of 20!! Awesome if you can find it!!!
    Birdman on 20rds - 30-30 Winchester John Wayne Commemorative Ammo
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    Did a great job defending our calves against feral dogs.
    DWdrumz4God on 20rds - 30-30 Remington Accelerator 55gr Soft Point Ammo
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    So far the ammo has been amazing in my 30-30 170 grain on paper it is the most accurate ammo I have found for my Winchester 94 Trail's End. I can stack 3 Rounds in a dime at 75 yards with this ammo. I have used it on 17 Hogs so far and one deer. None of the animals have gone more than 6 feet after being introduced to this wonderful round. I have read several things were people are having problems online with extractions that has not been the case with me and I believe those are simply due to neglect on the owner's behalf not properly cleaning their rifle. I will recommend this ammo to anybody and everybody. I have had nothing but amazing luck and I have fired well over 600 rounds without an issue in my Winchester 94 Trail's End.
    Toby on 200rds – 30-30 Win Prvi Partizan 170gr. FSP Ammo