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| .30-40 Krag colspan="3" style="text-align: center; font-size: 90%; border-bottom: 1px solid #aaa; line-height: 1.25em;"
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Type Rifle Place of origin Flag of the United States United States
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| Service history In service Army Used by Flag of the United States United States
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| Production history Designed 1892 colspan="3" style="background: lightsteelblue; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;"
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| Specifications Bullet diameter .308 in (Expression error: Unexpected < operator.
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Source: Hodgdon [1]

The .30-40 Krag/.30 Army/.30 Government was a round of ammunition developed in the early 1890s to provide the US armed forces with a new, powerful round to fire from the rifle it was going to select in the 1892 trials. Since the round it was replacing was the .45-70 Government, the round was considered small-bore at the time. The rifle selected was ultimately the Krag-Jørgensen. It was the first round used by the United States Army designed for smokeless powder.

The rimmed 30-40 round was also known as .30 Army. The .30-40 Krag was the first smokeless powder round adopted by the U.S. military, but it retained the "caliber-charge" naming system of earlier black powder cartridges, i.e., the .30-40 Krag employs a .30 caliber (7.62 mm) bullet propelled by 40 grains (2.59 g) of smokeless powder. As with the .30-30 Winchester, it is the use of black powder nomenclature that often leads to the incorrect assumption that the .30-40 Krag was once a black powder cartridge.

In 1899, the .30-40 was used to shoot the world-record Rocky Mountain elk. The record stood until the latter half of the 20th century.

Rifles and Handguns Chambered in .30-40 Krag Edit

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