Friend of mine in Fairbanks mentioned something a couple years back about finding a 98 Krag in an abandoned cabin.
Considering these things were available for what, a couple of bucks back in the day, and the Army would sell ammunition, and components on the cheap, it stands to reason that there were some used.
Anyone have any first hand, second hand, or even fables about the .30-40 Krag and it's effectiveness or lack of on big critters?
I've heard of really big animals going down rather effectively to the old 220 grain soft point loads, and the couple that I've fooled around with certainly point to a potential for some fine accuracy with a good barrel.
The one I wanted to try out the most was a remodeled 1898 Krag in a Bishop stock, side mounted scope, and had been rebarreled with a 1917 Enfield barrel. With the 220 Hornady round nose, and enough IMR 4350 to give about 2100 fps, it wanted to put a magazinefull through a nice, tight cloverleaf pattern. That rifle wouldn't feed a spitzer type bullet through the magazine, so I just stuck with the 220's, but never got in the right spot at the right time with it to try it on a critter.........