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The poor .30 Luger!

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Certaindeaf, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Well, we know that that's a gonner but it started as a starter.. these days we gots some necked stuff with velocity and it's all goot?
    I think we now kinda know that velocity in certain forms might not do a soul so good, depending on what, hence the necked and fast .357sig and whatnots (fast things). And of course the .30 luger is downloaded (since it's over a hundred years old.. heavens to Betsy!) but if you were to do the math (lol), since you can put a 9 to 50,000psi, and.. nevermind. you'd think it'd be the best jackrabbit exploder ever.
     
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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Everything but the .45 was built around the .30 Luger.
     
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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    It seems to me that if a 115gr @1550 can be sent, a same sectional density smaller at same same would be sent faster. whatever.. 230 hardball all the wee! not. lolz
     
  4. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    The .30 Luger was an interesting cat, second only to the .30 mauser, which has lived on as the 7.62x25 tokarev. The .30 Luger offers roughly the same performance as the .32H&R magnum. While an interesting historical cartridge, I'm not sure it's truly in need of revival. The main disbenefit to it these days, is it retains the same bore diameter as the .32cal pistol cartridges (.311/.312). If you're looking for something with similar performance, .32-20 is a fantastic cartridge, the only downside is there are few modern rifles and pistols chambered in it. Even then, I do believe there are a number of lever guns from the early 1900's that are still perfectly serviceable.
     
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    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I've never gotten one but I gather that barrels are pretty common/easy to get for lots of guns commonly made in 9mm.. I've been tempted to get a 6" for a Hi-Power for decades just for the fun of it.. probably splode varmints pretty good.
     
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    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    always curious about the 30 luger, almost bought a p220 in it. an older euro gun with the heelplate mag release. haven't seen another one, ever. shoulda gone for it.
     
  7. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Legend has it that Joe Hill packed a .30 Luger. (Labor organizer, early 20th century, convicted dubiously of murder, executed by firing squad by his choice: a victim of State Legislature bought and paid-for by the Copper Bosses).