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Pointy bullets in 30-30 ? #7089355
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I have a couple of bolt action 30-30s
Just wondering if anyone has worked up any loads and could make recommendations on bullets and powders?



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Re: Pointy bullets in 30-30 ? [Re: Blanco] #7089419
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Go to speer-ammo.com and check out there rifle data, there are several loads that get 2500 fps with 150 grain bullets in leverguns. You could run a pointed 150 at that speed and be in good shape.

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Nosler also has some loads listed. They will work fine, as long as they work in your barrel twist.



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Re: Pointy bullets in 30-30 ? [Re: Blanco] #7090394
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Hornady makes a monoflex tip specifically for tube magazine 30-30s.

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I always wanted to try the 125 grain nosler ballistic tips. I would think the Barnes bullet that they make for the blackout would work.


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Re: Pointy bullets in 30-30 ? [Re: Blanco] #7090611
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About 30 years ago I was loading 168 grain Sierra Match Kings for my 30-30. Used book data for similar weight.
I single loaded into the chamber to avoid the pointy bullets in tube magazine. I seated bullets as far out as practical to get closer to lands.
Groups were much smaller than standard 30-30 Flatnose bullets. Three shot group was better than 5 likely due to barrel heating and magazine not heating. But guys like us only need one shot.

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Re: Pointy bullets in 30-30 ? [Re: Blanco] #7090794
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Hornady FTX 160gr 30-30 bullet ahead of LE powder or H4895 - great range (200), accuracy, & terminal performance (its bonded core). Multixtube safe. No downside.

( make SURE you donít get the FTX 30cal 160gr for 308 - cannulure not in right spot for 30-30 but rest same)

Re: Pointy bullets in 30-30 ? [Re: Blanco] #7091984
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Finally got some time this evening. Found a box of spire.soft point 125 gr They were in a Hornady box but pretty sure they are not Hornady.
I seated them about .005 off the rifling and that just put all the canelure inside the case.


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Re: Pointy bullets in 30-30 ? [Re: Blanco] #7093895
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I would like to hear what rifles you have Blanco! I have a nice Savage 340 that I turned into a scout rifle.





I shoot a 170-grain cast bullet.



Re: Pointy bullets in 30-30 ? [Re: Blanco] #7093950
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That's gotta be the best looking 340 I've ever seen, RD.
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How fast you pushing that cast 170?




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Re: Pointy bullets in 30-30 ? [Re: Blanco] #7094219
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Thanks, RR! The rifle is very accurate. It can keep 5 shots inside 1 MOA at 100 yards. Velocity is 2300 FPS, here is the load.



I'm a lucky guy, I own a lot of firearms. That said, eventually, this will probably be the last one remaining one day. It totally fits the hunting I do on my ranch. The 340 is what I started with 50 plus years ago.



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RD .. We have had an exchange on another forum ..
I came across another 340 and couldn't say no. So now have 2
Going to the range with my Magnetospeed to try and find a good shooting pointys



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That's right, we did communicate! Good luck with your shooting and looking forward to your report. I've been going back through powders on mine, just messing with stuff because I want to shoot the rifle, but sticking to one of my three cast bullets for the 30-30 Win.


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RD you were the inspiration for my 2nd 340. I used a weaver mount and a 3x Weaver




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Re: Pointy bullets in 30-30 ? [Re: Blanco] #7095673
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Very classic set up, looks nice!


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Like a 30-30 boltaction, mine is a little different Remington 788


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I would like to find a good 788 I have seen very few and they were all expensive.



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Very nice 788. Hard to find for sure!


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Another rifle that I like chambered in 30-30 Win is the Savage 170, a pump gun.



It was also offered in 35 Rem, have one of those as well.

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