January 26, 2018
i am trying to get some 30-30 bullets for loading up a lever action Winchester for display purposes only, want to show the kids how the rifle is loaded and ejected
i don’t want the ones with the sides of the cartridge drilled, but one thT looks real, but will NOT fire
i would rather not do it myself, any ideas of who has them available
December 27, 2007
MidwayUSA and other suppliers have dummy cartridges. Just type in “dummy .30-30” in an internet search.
Or PM me, and I’ll load a batch for you–lead, jacketed, walnut media in place of powder, spent primer. There will be no way of having these be a danger. Unless, of course, you use them to poke someone in the eye! And these from me won’t cost you anything.
—I have forgotten the forum’s Personal Messaging rules. If you can’t PM, just let me know here in this thread, and I’ll contact you.
November 7, 2015
A-Zoom (and probably other companies) make a product called a proving round or snap cap for your Winchester. It’s a product that has the same dimensions as a factory 30WCF (30-30) round but does not look like a loaded round and cannot fire. Any reloader that loads for this round can make a dummy cartridge that looks and chambers like a factory cartridge but will not fire.