.30 Remington

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For the 2008-vintage cartridge designed to fit in the Remington R-15, see .30 Remington AR.
.30 Remington
.30 Remington with .223 Rem and .308 Win.JPG
.30 Remington (center) with .223 Rem (left) and .308 Win (right).
Type Rifle
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designer Remington Arms
Designed 1906
Manufacturer Remington Arms
Produced 1906-1980s
Specifications
Case type Rimless
Bullet diameter .308 in (7.8 mm)
Base diameter .421 in (10.7 mm)
Rim diameter .422 in (10.7 mm)
Rim thickness .045 in (1.1 mm)
Case length 2.06 in (52 mm)
Overall length 2.525 in (64.1 mm)
Maximum CUP 38000 CUP
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
150 gr (10 g) Core-Lokt Round Nose 2,123 ft/s (647 m/s) 1,500 ft·lbf (2,000 J)
150 gr (10 g) Core-Lokt Round Nose 2,364 ft/s (721 m/s) 1,859 ft·lbf (2,520 J)
170 gr (11 g) Core-Lokt HP RN 1,893 ft/s (577 m/s) 1,350 ft·lbf (1,830 J)
170 gr (11 g) Core-Lokt HP RN 2,114 ft/s (644 m/s) 1,682 ft·lbf (2,280 J)
Test barrel length: 22"
Source(s): http://www.chuckhawks.com/30_Rem.htm

The .30 Remington cartridge was created in 1906 by Remington Arms. It was Remington's rimless answer to the popular .30-30 Winchester cartridge. Factory ammunition was produced up until the late 1980s, but now it is a prospect for handloaders. Load data for the .30-30 Winchester can be used safely for the .30 Remington.

Background[edit]

Although the cartridge has dwindled into obscurity to hunters, it lives on by being the parent case of the 10mm Auto[1][2] and the 6.8 mm Remington SPC cartridge. Unlike the .30-30, the .30 Remington can utilize standard pointed bullets rather than round nosed ones when used in rifles with box magazines (Remington Model 8) and ones with special tubular magazines (Remington Model 14). This gives it a possible advantage over the .30-30 cartridge which is most often chambered in lever-action rifles with standard tubular magazines (in which a conventional pointed bullet could lead to cartridges being ignited in the magazine tube by recoiling into a primer).

While the .30 Remington is ballistically equivalent to the .30-30 Winchester cartridge, the cartridges are dimensionally different and are not interchangeable. However, .30 Remington cases can be made from .30-30 cases by turning off the rim, cutting an extractor groove, and fire-forming the shoulder.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Donnelly, John J. (1987). The Handloader's Manual of Cartridge Conversions. Stoeger Publishing. p. 941. ISBN 978-0-88317-269-8. 
  2. ^ Howell, Ken (1995). Designing and Forming Custom Cartridges. Precision Shooting. p. 546. ISBN 0-9643623-0-9.