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#3054473 - 11/29/12 06:43 AM Re: 30-30 ammunition [Re: Hunter 257W]
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Registered: 02/15/09
Posts: 1027
Loc: Nashville, TN & Oxford, MS

 Originally Posted By: Hunter 257W
Nobody can tell you what will be accurate in your individual rifle. Buy some ammo and see how it shoots. Every rifle is an individual. Some are fairly accurate with many loads. Some of these will shoot many loads to about the same point of impact while others will shift all over the target every time you change loads - but still give decent accuracy with all the loads. Bottom line is that you have to try it in YOUR rifle. Not exactly fun at the cost of ammo these days but that's how it is. \:\)

x2. Start off with what ammo you can find and keep shooting til you find what brand the gun likes.

#3054564 - 11/29/12 07:35 AM Re: 30-30 ammunition [Re: drrxnupe]
16 Point

Registered: 01/13/03
Posts: 10574
Loc: Warren Co

Used to have a marlin 336.
Hated the 150gr. could hardly get it on paper.

LOVED the 170gr corelock round nose. 1.5" groups at 100

I have heard more people say their marlin 30-30 like the heavier 170gr bullets than the 150gr.

Hmmm now that I think of it....Seems to work that way with most calibers.
If you can't trust people with freedom, how can you trust them with power ?

#3055388 - 11/29/12 04:15 PM Re: 30-30 ammunition [Re: catman529]
Hunter 257W
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Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 3522
Loc: Franklin County

For the 30-30 used on deer, I would use the cheapest load I could get with either 150 or 170 grain bullets. The 30-30 is a low velocity cartridge - which means it isn't fast enough to "blow up" bullets - so you don't need any fancy controlled expansion bullet. Just pickup whatever is cheapest at your local store and see how it shoots.

Once you find a load that shoots accurately enough to make you happy, buy a couple of boxes of it and you are set for a while.

Edited by Hunter 257W (11/29/12 04:16 PM)

#3055550 - 11/29/12 05:45 PM Re: 30-30 ammunition [Re: Hunter 257W]
6 Point

Registered: 08/13/12
Posts: 959
Loc: Coon Creek

Good advice 257w. You will have to experiment lawdog. That's the only way to find your pet load. If your rifle will shoot a variety of loads well, you have a gem!
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