Ideal Bullets .308 - is the recognized diameter of bullets for the .30-40 U. S. Govt., .30-30 Winchester, .30-30 Marlin, .30 Savage, .30 Blake, .32-40 Remington, etc. The original size of the .30-40 Govt., and .30 Savage was the same as the English rifles, which are bored to .303 gauge and use a bullet .311 in diameter; the U. S. Govt. changed the bore the .300 (.30 caliber) and use a bullet .308, which has become the standard for the American .30 calibers, though we believe the Winchester people are now making bullets .305 in diameter for their .30-30 Winchester. We would remark that the .308 bullets will do good work in any of the .303 caliber English rifles. We would further remark that any of the standard bullets .311, factory made, or specials, may be sized down to .308 in, diameter and make good bullets for the .30 caliber. See bullet 3084.
Farrow, Edward S. American Small Arms; a Veritable Encyclopedia of Knowledge for Sportsmen and Military Men. New York: Bradford, 1904. Print.
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