View Full Version : 30-40 Krag and big game

August 3, 2006, 01:38 PM
Any comments on using this oldie-but goodie on big game? I've heard that with the heaviest possible bullets (180-220grs) it's a great penetrator.

Would you use it on moose? Black bears? Elk?

August 3, 2006, 02:03 PM
I have read that the 30-40 craig has been used succesfully for many years to take a lot of north american big game including deer, bear, elk, and moose. The ballistics (from what I understand) are very close to a .300 savage. I say go for it. :)

August 3, 2006, 11:20 PM
The 30-30 has many elk to it's credit WITH GOOD HITS. the 30-40 beats it by 200fps and pointy bullets, too. Just gotta get closer than an '06 that's all.
What a great rifle. What a joy to own and shoot.