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True or false: The 30 WCF, also known as the 30-30 Winchester, was introduced in the Winchester 1894 and was originally a black powder cartridge with the 30-30 denoting "30 caliber and 30 grains of black powder."

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I'm not a WCF buff, but I do know how to google. grin From the .30 WCF article on Wikipedia.

"Although the original name used by Winchester on their firearms and ammunition was .30 WCF, the designation .30-30 was used by both Marlin and Union Metallic Cartridge Co., who did not want to put the name of rival Winchester on their products.[3] The added -30 stands for the standard load of 30 grains (1.9 g) of early smokeless powder, which was on par with current IMR/DuPont's 4064. Over time Marlin's variation on the name stuck, though ".30 WCF" is also used."

So the answer to your question is no, the -30 does not denote 30 grains of black powder.

Wayne

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