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Old February 5, 2012, 06:59 PM   #7
Gary L. Griffiths
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Factory loads should be just fine. Just don't exceed maximum loads if you're reloading for it. I would keep loads well down, say, about halfway between the "starting" load and the "maximum" load.

The .30-40 Krag is one of those cartridges that seems to kill far in excess of its paper ballistics. I would rather use it on deer, elk, or even bear, than a .308.
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