Originally Posted by eaglesnester
The rifle was the first one to use smokless powder and has been around for over 100 years. Will kill game out to 150 yards if you do your part.
Better tell the French, and Germans! .30-30 1895, 1888 Commision followed the French Lebel(1886). "The invention of smokeless powder in the late 19th century immediately rendered all of the large-bore black powder rifles then in use obsolete. To keep pace with the French (who had adopted smokeless powder "small bore" ammunition for their Lebel Model 1886 rifle) the Germans adopted the Gewehr 88 using its own new 7.92x57mm"
Not quite the 1st! What rifle?