.30-30 Winchester Ammunition was first introduced to the firearm industry over 100 years ago, and it is most commonly used in lever-action hunting rifles or other single-shot weapons like revolvers. For a rifle cartridge to maintain this level of popularity for over a century is quite a feat, but most marksmen who have shot with 30-30 ammunition understand the hype. This ammunition is one of the best rounds for deer hunting because it provides plenty of firepower to ethically take down a whitetail, but unlike other hard-hitting cartridges, 30-30 Win has very manageable recoil and is mostly used with lightweight rifles that are easy to lug around the hunting grounds. 30-30 ammo has evolved throughout the years to include different bullet grains and types as well as other innovations. For example, Hornady LEVERevolution 30-30 ammunition has everything hunters love about this cartridge, but it is safe to use in tubular magazines and delivers a significantly flatter trajectory than traditional .30-30 ammo.
The .30 Winchester Smokeless first appeared in Winchester’s catalog No. 55, dated August 1895. When chambered in the Winchester Model 1894 carbine and rifle, it was also known as .30 Winchester Center Fire or .30 WCF. When the cartridge was chambered in the Marlin Model 1893 rifle, rival gunmaker Marlin used the designation .30-30 or .30-30 Smokeless. The added -30 stands for the standard load of 30 grains (1.9 g) of early smokeless powder and is based on late-19th century American naming conventions for black powder-filled cartridges. Both Marlin and Union Metallic Cartridge Co. also dropped the Winchester appellation, as they did not want to put the name of rival Winchester on their products. 30-30 winchester
The modern designation of .30-30 Winchester was arrived at by using Marlin’s variation of the name with the Winchester name appended as originator of the cartridge, but .30 WCF is still seen occasionally. This designation also probably serves to avoid consumer confusion with the different, yet similarly shaped .30-40 Krag, which has been referred to as .30 US and .30 Army.
HONOR AMMO offers a wide selection of 30-30 rifle ammo from some of the most popular brands including Winchester and Federal Premium.30-30 winchester