....A 3030 with LE and FTX is still lobbing spitballs when compared to any modern cartridges.
yeah, but we're talking about a 30-30 here so 'other calibers' don't play into the mix.
however the FTX bullet & LE powder turns the 30-30 INTO a modern cartridge; so much so you get to RETURN about 6" of elevation/drop back to scope/sights at even just 100yrds. VERY handy when the nice buck decides to run away from feeder out to 175 yards as you're pulling your rifle up! ftx is bonded too, so my buck dropped in his trax!
Mine also went from 1.5" groups (with other handloads) to about 0.5" groups at 100yards !! just compare B/C's with other non-ftx bullets; you'll see . . .