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Unprimed Brass Cases

30-30 Winchester (Large Rifle primer)

.30 WCF
2.027 - 2.033 O.A.L.

Introduced in early 1895 for the Winchester Model 1894 lever-action rifle, the .30-30 was the USA's first small-bore, sporting rifle cartridge designed for smokeless powder. Jacketed bullets for the .30-30 are .308 inches in nominal diameter. Cast lead bullets for the .30-30 are also popular and usually are .309 inches in diameter.

The .30-30 is considered to be the "entry-class" for modern big-game hunting cartridges. While it is very effective on deer-sized and black bear-sized game, most commercial loadings are limited in effective range to about 200 yd for that purpose, except when using ballistic-tip ammunition. The cartridge is typically loaded with bullets weighing between 150 and 170 grains but lighter loads are possible. Bullets of up to 180 gr can be used, but the overall length restrictions of the lever-action rifles most commonly chambered for this round limit their usefulness.

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Box of
30-30 Winchester

*Starline Brass does not sell any loaded ammunition. What you are purchasing are brass cases only and will need to be loaded into ammunition in order to be fired from a firearm.


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Reviews: 2
Mark M of Hyde Park, Utah, Utah
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When I first started shooting cowboy action I wanted to use my Win. 30-30. If I used a .310 cast bullet, which is the diameter that was the nost accurate for my gun. Because Starline brass is a littles thinner, I can use this bullet without undo pressure on my lever to get them in the chamber. I had the same problem with my 38-55. With Starline brass, problem solved. A big thank you. Sparky Mark

Michael T of Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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I was sent a sample of the new Starline 30-30 brass for testing. I shoot the 30-30 in a bolt action rifle, so I wanted to push the brass very hard to look for a weakness. I ran loads that simply can not be listed in this review for safety reasons. I could not make the brass fail. The brass was very high quality. The necks averaged .0092" thick, and were more uniform in thickness than any other 30-30 brass I have ever used. The primer pockets were snug, uniform in depth, and flat in the bottom. The flash holes were clean punched with little to no burr. The case web is about .005" thicker than a standard 30-30 case. This falls between the standard 30-30 and 375 Winchester web thickness. Because of this, I did see about 1 grain less powder capacity than a typical Federal 30-30 case. Since the 30-30 is normally loaded to low pressures, there is no real concern over the slight pressure increase, but as always, work up loads to maximum pressures with caution. If you are an experienced reloader, you can safely run a little higher pressure in the modern lever actions, such as the Marlin.