Those were the days!
From The American Rifleman, April 1928:
"'U.S. Rifle, cal. 30, model 1898 (Krag) ......$1.50.' So reads the all too brief description of one of the finest, truest, and most companionable rifles ever produced, in the rifleman's treasure-house, the D.C.M. price list.....
For an arm intended largely for competitive target work, the usual choice will probably be a National Match Springfield or a D.C.M. Sporter, costing $40.00 and $46.00, respectively."
When I was a kid in Oregon old shooters told me the Krag was "elk medicine." Since there's nothing magic about the .30-40 case itself, I suspect the 220 gr. solid in the surplus ammo, with correct placement, did the trick.
Posted by: jheath at April 30, 2010 10:32 AM
I'll take a couple. I've shot deer with my Krag and Springfield...and Garand and M1 Carbine.
Posted by: Anonymous at April 30, 2010 08:36 PM