.30-40 nontox

BrentD

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I have a 98 Krag .30-40 for which I may want to make non-tox loads. Is anyone aware of such load recipes? And if not, what sort of non-toxic bullets are likely to work? The gun is made to shoot 220 gr lead bullets that are ridiculously long, so long copper bullets would probably be best, but will they function correctly at .30-40 speeds? I'm not looking for hot 21st century loads. Slow, even by 20th century standards would be just fine.

The rifle shoots okay with 180 gr factory Remington Core-lokts, but I am going to need a non-tox gun one day, and this may be it. 20220421_164908.jpg
 

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I have a 98 Krag .30-40 for which I may want to make non-tox loads. Is anyone aware of such load recipes? And if not, what sort of non-toxic bullets are likely to work? The gun is made to shoot 220 gr lead bullets that are ridiculously long, so long copper bullets would probably be best, but will they function correctly at .30-40 speeds? I'm not looking for hot 21st century loads. Slow, even by 20th century standards would be just fine.

The rifle shoots okay with 180 gr factory Remington Core-lokts, but I am going to need a non-tox gun one day, and this may be it. View attachment 219996
I have a Krag also. And a .30-30. I have a box of the 143 Lever Hammers, just need time to load them. Steve took a .30-30 to Africa last year. Did well with it. mtmuley
 

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