Its Coming – .30 Remington AR brass

At the recent Remington seminar I was told that you can expect to soon see brass for the .30 Remington AR cartridge. Could it be that someone has been listening? So, if you have been worrying about purchasing a .30 Remington AR and not being able to get brass, it seems you can be at ease now. Barnes and Remington are sort of sister companies and during the conversation I suggested that Barnes offer a 110 gr. Tipped Triple Shock load in their VOR-TX line of ammo for the .30 Remington AR. They can easily run this bullet at 2900 to 2950 fps from a 22 inch barrel. We shall see…

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Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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26 Responses to Its Coming – .30 Remington AR brass

  1. Bob M. says:

    I hope to see brass on the market soon, maybe I’ll pull the .30 RAR back out of the safe… Thank you for the heads up!

  2. Brent Fogleman says:

    I’ve been buying 123 grainers and pulling the bullets for the brass. A buck each for brass is steep. Thanks for the good news on the production of cases.

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  4. Brian Smith says:

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times? Ain’t gonna happen. I’m done with Remington firearms, brass, primers, knives, and clothing. I swapped the Timney trigger from my 30 AR to a different AR15 lower. Through no fault of its own, the 30 is now a safe queen unless the kids ask specifically to shoot it.

  5. Brian Smith says:

    Just checked the Remington site, http://www.remington.com/products/ammunition/components/rifle-bullets/brass-components.aspx, no mention of 30 AR brass…

  6. Bob M says:

    Any updates as to when this will hit the shelves?

  7. ben buckner says:

    just purchased this new gun and love it…need load data does anyone have any would like to shoot 110 to 125 grainers for coyote and whitetail only

  8. Trent says:

    Still no brass available???

    I’ve made some brass from the UMC ammo but it sure would be nice to be able to buy a bag (or 4) to have on reserve.

    Has anyone shot their .30RAR enough to wear out any brass? I’m expecting it to have good case life.

  9. Bob M. says:

    January 5th 2012 and still no brass…. I e-mailed Remington again last night as to brass availability, I can’t wait to see what they have to say. I just read a comment from someone on an online article from 9 weeks ago and he said “I e-mailed Remington and they responded that they have discontinued all manufacturing of the .30 ar and the components.” WHATS UP WITH THAT!?!? This is the link to the article, the comment I was referring to was posted by Karl:

    http://www.rifleshootermag.com/2011/01/04/ammunition_rs_30remingtonar_200904/

    I think we all need to bombard “Big Green” with e-mails requesting these components be made available to us. Here is the link to Remington’s contact information:

    http://www.remington.com/pages/our-company/our-company/company-info.aspx

  10. Brian Smith says:

    Called Remington today. The woman that I talked to was nice but could not find out anything on the availability of brass. I did all of my load development with the same 40 pieces of brass. Some has been retired because of head swipe/smear, others have been loaded 6 times. I did the paperclip test to check for head separation and everything looks good so far. A lot of the necks are pretty nicked up but it doesn’t look too serious. FL-sized with Redding dies and .30 carbide expander ball.

    If the weather here in Ky turns like it’s forecast to, the 30 AR is going coyote hunting this weekend with a brutally accurate combination of 110 gr Hornady VMax and 34.5 grs of H4198.

    • gunwriter says:

      I can only relay what I have been told and that is 30 Rem AR brass is coming. Its simple, without it the cartridge is doomed and I think they know that. This is especially true since many companies seem reluctant to pick up a cartridge by another company anymore. I also suggested that Barnes offer the 110 Tipped TSX in the VorTX line of ammo. Would be nice if Hornady would do the same with a Superformance load and the 110 VMax. Am also pushing Nolser to put a 130 grain Accubond together for the .30 AR, .300 Blackout and 7.62 X 40.

      That should be a great coyote load. Good luck!

      I’m getting great accuracy out of the 155 Berger VLD and AA 2200 from the Bolt gun but OAL is a bit long for the AR. If you have not tried AA 2200 in the .30 AR you need to.

  11. Trent says:

    Has Grafs always shown a link for 30 RAR brass? It shows out of stock, but they have an Item number for it and a price. It’s not cheap, you can buy loaded brass for less (123gr fmj).

    http://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/23417

  12. Trent says:

    What people’s thoughts on forming 30 RAR brass from 450 Bushmaster. The case rim would be .010″ undersized, but would that be a big issue? That is only .005″ narrower on each side. Would the 30 RAR extractor still be able to grip the case? I think it would work. I love this cartridge. Last ditch effort would be to have the bolt head bushed down .010″ so that 450 Bushmaster cases would fit properly and then just form to 30 RAR.

    Thoughts?

    • Trent says:

      I had that wrong I think. The 30 RAR is .492 at the rim and the 450 bush is .472.

      So the 450 bushmaster is .020″ smaller which would yield a .010″ difference all the way around. Hmmm…

  13. joe buzz says:

    AA2200 is also a great powder for the 6.8SPCII. I have been on the phone with DPMS trying to order a 30 Rem AR upper rec. and BCG with no luck thus far. I have a 22″ unfired barrel that I picked up on gunbroker for very little. Looking forward to working with this round and I agree a 110 Barnes tsx or ttsx would be great as would the 125 Nosler BT. When I purchased the barrel I was not aware that the receiver has proprietary internal dimensions.

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