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#6152992 - 01/24/16 09:36 PM .30-30 powder?
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I've got a ton of .30-30 brass and a set of die so I figure I might as well buy some bullets and load it all up. Whats a good powder choice? Its an old JM stamped Marlin 336 that belonged to my great grandfather.

Thinking I'm either going to load the Hornady FTX bullet but maybe any of the round nose lead bullets. Saw a deal on some page for some 170gr Partitions that were pulled bullets so might go that way.
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#6153001 - 01/24/16 09:43 PM Re: .30-30 powder? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Leverotution or however you spell it is now the go to powder for 30-30. It's gets higher velocity than others

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#6153037 - 01/24/16 10:04 PM Re: .30-30 powder? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Sweet. I didn't even think about that.
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#6153113 - 01/24/16 11:21 PM Re: .30-30 powder? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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If you just want to have some fun shooting, X-treme has plated .308 cal FN bullets.

http://www.xtremebullets.com/308-s/48051.htm

Enjoy!
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#6153159 - 01/25/16 02:55 AM Re: .30-30 powder? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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While I agree the Leverevolution is the better powder speed-wise, Varget is also a great stand-by which would allow me to keep fewer types of powders on the bench.
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#6153202 - 01/25/16 06:37 AM Re: .30-30 powder? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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IMR 3031 has been the benchmark for 30-30 for years. There are other maybe better choice nowadays but it works.
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#6153222 - 01/25/16 07:05 AM Re: .30-30 powder? [Re: poisonivie]
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Originally Posted By: poisonivie
IMR 3031 has been the benchmark for 30-30 for years. There are other maybe better choice nowadays but it works.


And 3031 is readily available pretty much everywhere, and that is a big plus in today's vexing market of maddening component shortages. Try saying that with Varget, Re-15, and WW-748, which are also excellent in the old .30 WCF.....but often unavailable.

One pound of 3031 will load a lot of .30-30 rounds.
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#6153229 - 01/25/16 07:13 AM Re: .30-30 powder? [Re: dawaba]
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Originally Posted By: dawaba
Originally Posted By: poisonivie
IMR 3031 has been the benchmark for 30-30 for years. There are other maybe better choice nowadays but it works.


And 3031 is readily available pretty much everywhere, and that is a big plus in today's vexing market of maddening component shortages. Try saying that with Varget, Re-15, and WW-748, which are also excellent in the old .30 WCF.....but often unavailable.

One pound of 3031 will load a lot of .30-30 rounds.
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#6153332 - 01/25/16 08:12 AM Re: .30-30 powder? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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I've got nearly 2 pounds of varget. If I can use that, I will. I just don't have any loading data for it in my Lyman manual.
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#6153402 - 01/25/16 08:47 AM Re: .30-30 powder? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Originally Posted By: Cow_doc.308
I've got nearly 2 pounds of varget. If I can use that, I will. I just don't have any loading data for it in my Lyman manual.


yingyang

http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/rifle
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#6153492 - 01/25/16 09:38 AM Re: .30-30 powder? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Win 748 is good on a 30-30.

A while back someone discovered winchester 150grn factory ammo power points used win 748 powder. I dont remember the amount of powder used.

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#6153529 - 01/25/16 09:57 AM Re: .30-30 powder? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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Registered: 06/28/09
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I use Leverevolution when im loading 30-30 for my dad. I load it with the Hornady FTX bullets and he loves it.
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#6153978 - 01/25/16 02:01 PM Re: .30-30 powder? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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3031, 4895, 4064, 322
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#6154067 - 01/25/16 02:44 PM Re: .30-30 powder? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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AA2520 and W748 have given me my
best 30/30 accuracy which is infinitely
more important than velocity. i've
got some lever powder, but haven't
used enough to pass judgement yet.
the others, H4895 and RL15 were ok
and definitely useable, but not as
accurate as 748 and 2520 in my guns.
i've never tried BLC-2. it may be
a great 30/30 powder as well.

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#6154088 - 01/25/16 02:54 PM Re: .30-30 powder? [Re: Cow_doc.308]
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BL-C(2) has been my choice, I've used it a very long time. If you have Varget, that would be what I would use if you really are not going to be doing a lot of shooting with the rifle. Might as well use what you have on hand.

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