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Cartridge with JSP bullet
|All information listed assumes Standard FMJ (Reg/SP/FMJ)|
|Cost per round||3.50|
|Weight per round (units)||0.02|
|Quantity (retail box/bulk can)||20 / 500|
|Primer type||Large rifle|
|Powder type||Rifle powder|
|Projectile type||.308, 170 grain|
|Cost per case||1.10|
|Standard load (SP)||418 pwdr|
|Cold load (-P)||376 pwdr|
|Hot load (+P)||N/A pwdr|
|Super load (+P+)||N/A pwdr|
|Real world information|
|Ref. barrel length (inches)||20 (Winchester Model 1894)|
|Muzzle velocity||652 m/s (2140 ft/s)|
|Muzzle energy||2344 Joule (1729 ft-lbf)|
|Country of origin||United States|
.30-30 Winchester is pronounced thirty-thirty Winchester. The name comes from a combination of the bullet diameter (0.30 inch) and the amount of grains of early smokeless powder (30 grains) that one loaded cartridge contained. Modern propellants may not be loaded with the same quantity of powder, but the name was retained.
This caliber may also be known as .30-30 WCF (for Winchester Center Fire), or simply .30-30. There is no formal metric designation for this caliber, but if one existed, it would likely be 7.62x52mm. This is not recommended, as it is too close to the similarly named 7.62x51mm NATO.
There are 5 base weapons chambered in this caliber.
Barrel length groups
The reference barrel length belongs to the group listed in italics.
|Group name||Barrel length range||Damage multiplier|
|Handgun||Up to 12"||0.7x|
|Carbine||12.1" - 17.9"||0.9x|
|Rifle||18" - 22.9"||1.0x|
|Precision||23" and up||1.1x|
The following brands and projectile types are available in retail:
|Brand name||Composition||Available projectile types|
|Standard||Reg/SP|| FMJ (1.0x)|
|Hunter Premium||Prem/SP|| FMJ (3.0x)|
The multipliers listed correspond to the value multipliers to cost of ammunition provided by powder type, pressure level, and projectile type. They are included on this table as a convenience, in order to tell at a glance the cost of a given brand and projectile combination.
|Availability of .30-30 Winchester as a Customs family chambering:|
- No weapons chambered in this caliber can be created through a Minor service.