Good Source For New 30-30 Brass?

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by Rooster59, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Rooster59

    Rooster59 Well-Known Member

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    I've got about 100 pieces of once-fired 30-30 brass (Win & Fed) and thought I would check into some new stuff tonight. I was surprised to find Starline doesn't list it in their online catalog. That's where I have always bought new brass for everything else I reload. I checked Midway and Natchez. Natchez looks to only offer Win. Midway offers Rem, Win, and Hornady. The Win stuff is $16/50 pieces but a lot of reviewers claim it has gotten to be junk.

    Midway claims to have Rem 30-30 brass for $34.50/100. I thought I would order 250 or so from Starline.

    Any suggestions for a good source of new brass and maybe a comment on whether or not the Win stuff is still OK?
     
  2. Rooster59

    Rooster59 Well-Known Member

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    FYI - I have quite a bit of Hornady LE 30-30 brass if someone is looking for it. It's once-fired from factory ammo, cleaned, deprimed, and stored in ziplocks. Don't think I'll ever use it in .30-30.
     

  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Next time I shoot my 1894, which is usually once a year anymore ( deer hunting season ), I'll save the brass for you.

    I save all my brass, even tho I don't reload...because I know it's value. Most of the price of ammo is the consumerables...brass /lead...have all risen in the past year.
     
  4. axxe55

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    i just bought some winchester 30-30 brass the other day from Midway, paid about $14.50 for 50 cases. pretty decent looking brass. couple had some minor dings, but nothing severe. loaded and shot about 20 of them so far, they seem to work alright. it's not like a M94 30-30 is going to be a long range target rifle!
     
  5. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Well-Known Member

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    Midway sounds like a good deal.
     
  6. Rooster59

    Rooster59 Well-Known Member

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    Well I decided to just take a look at the Hornady/Frontier brass I have with a calipers. Surprise, the Hornady LE 30-30 brass isn't shorter than standard brass like the 45-70 LE brass is. So, I don't need a modified Lee FCD to crimp it.

    My problem is solved. With the LE brass being standard length that gives me around 200 pieces of good, used brass to work with.
     
  7. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    i also use MidSouth Shooters Supply as another place i order equipment and supplies from. they have excellent service and fast shipping. the prices are pretty much close to Midway and they are still less than $15 for 50 unprimed cases of 30-30 brass.
     
  8. aka

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    Seen new 30-30 brass at the gunshow over the weekend, 100 pieces around $20. I have plenty for my needs. I didn't thnk many reloaded this caliber.