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Old 05-11-2009, 03:01 PM   #1
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I have a freind who found a winchester in cal. 307. not a 308. he also got some ammo in the deal. does anyone know anything of this cal? any info would help
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:36 PM   #2
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.307 is simply a rimmed .308. Dies for the .308 work but a different shell plate/case holder is needed. Load as you would a .308 but use round nose/flat nose bullets for tubular magazine.

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Yuppers this was winchester's way of packing the short hard hitting power of the 308 into a 94 lever gun action. Good caliber just not popular. More than likely he will end up having to reload for it as I am not sure anyone makes ammo for it anymore.
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I believe it also is the case that the 308 Marlin Express is based on-

hornady/marlin came up with it, remington is starting production of ammo too
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The prudent thing to do is to load for a 307Win and not a 308Win. There's a reason why there are different data for both. By some of the Hornady 160gr spire point FTX bullets to handload to get the full potential of the round.

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