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.30-40 Krag Unique or Red Dot Loads
« on: December 15, 2022, 05:26:34 PM »
Gentlemen, Does anyone have any reliable data for .30-40 Krag loads using a 220 grain cast bullet?  I love Trail Boss, but I can't get that right now, and not sure when I'll be able to.
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Re: .30-40 Krag Unique or Red Dot Loads
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2022, 06:18:35 PM »
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Re: .30-40 Krag Unique or Red Dot Loads
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2022, 06:51:29 PM »
Dale, I use 10.5 grns of unique with a 200 grn cast bullet in my krag. Works really well out to 100 yards.
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Re: .30-40 Krag Unique or Red Dot Loads
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2022, 07:45:49 PM »
I also use the same bullet in my 95 Winchester 7.62x54R with 11.5 grns of unique averaging 1270 fps
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Re: .30-40 Krag Unique or Red Dot Loads
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2022, 05:23:12 AM »
Data I do not have... but I use 10 grains of promo, which is supposed to be the same as red dot.  That is what I shot at the grand muster... I decided on the 10 from "The Load" by Ed Harris (https://www.hensleygibbs.com/edharris/articles/The%20Load.htm).  I scaled it back to make sure I didn't hurt my krags... took it to the range and had a nice grouping to start, so I didnt play with it.  Some load work up might improve the group, but I was happy with what I had.  You do have to verify sight placement, but it worked well enough to land in 3rd for long range.
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Re: .30-40 Krag Unique or Red Dot Loads
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2022, 06:25:47 AM »
Dale I sent you an email with some load data from one of my old manuals. Could not get the picture to load on this site it was too big of a file.
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Re: .30-40 Krag Unique or Red Dot Loads
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2022, 12:38:50 PM »
Dale I sent you an email with some load data from one of my old manuals. Could not get the picture to load on this site it was too big of a file.

Email me the photo I'll post it for you, I too am interested

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Re: .30-40 Krag Unique or Red Dot Loads
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2022, 08:54:18 AM »
Here is the load data from Whiskey Double. It is from a Lyman book from the '70s.

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Re: .30-40 Krag Unique or Red Dot Loads
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2022, 10:10:49 AM »
I have used 10 or 11 grains of Accurate number 2 in my Krag with montana bullet company gas checked 210 grain bullets.  I also load these up to service level loads with varget.
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