I was in need of some well matched .30-30 cases for accuracy testing. All my
cases at the time were range pickups. I had sorted the range pickups by head
stamps and was getting very good accuracy but reached the point I wanted to get
A good friend mentioned that he had three or four boxes of Winchester cases but
no longer had a .30-30 so he would send them to me.
When I received them, I was pleased to see that they were not only all
Winchester, they were all exactly the same Winchester head stamp and looked
I decided to weigh them and was amazed at the consistency.
This gave me 50 cases that weigh between 131.0 and 132.9 grains. I actually
sorted them out into boxes of 20 at 131 grains, 20 at 132 grains, and 10 at
131-132 grains. The others will be used for foulers and sighters.