January 04, 2007 at 7:12pm
After speaking to a friend who runs a gun shop/sporting goods store, there is a reason these bullets are hard to find. This is indicative of a problem with the cartridge not found during testing. There are probably more 30-30's in the field than any other gun in America. There would be advertising in every format coming out the wazoo and stacks of them at the local walmart and academy. They are not making it or holding back on the production for a reason. I am sure there are hunters that have had good success with the one's they were able to buy early. However, a cartridge discharging while in the magazine and not the barrel is a major concern. Good luck, but , please be careful. MY friend is an avid sportsman, gunshop owner 30+ yrs., and very concerned about this cartridge.
Again, good luck.