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So I have a used 30-30 on the way and need some loads to start with.  Dont' even know what type powder these things typically like.  Anyone with info or advise on what to start with I would appreciate it.
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You might as well throw rocks, haven't you heard that the 300rum is the new standard for whitetail.
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lol  yeah thats why this will be my pig gunBucky  I'm thinking of just going up to a Lott, I think there gonna be the new standard soon.
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Personally I would shoot a .30 cal bullet and 30 grains of powder.  Bucky
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Sounds like a match to me. Almost fate like
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 Hey,G,would you believe there's an RCBS reload data card glued to the inside of the box lid?
 
 It's for a Marlin. IMR3031(32grs),Sierra(150gr flat nose).
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awesome.

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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

 Hey,G,would you believe there's an RCBS reload data card glued to the inside of the box lid?
 
 It's for a Marlin. IMR3031(32grs),Sierra(150gr flat nose).

dude! thats like the exact load my grandad used back in the day.
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   Shocked Maybe these were his dies!!
 
 
   Just kidding.  But the guy I gave the 300 Savage dies to said they were from the early or mid 60's I believe.  Maybe that was THEE LOAD to shoot back then.
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Originally posted by 300S&W 300S&W wrote:

 
   Shocked Maybe these were his dies!!
 
 
   Just kidding.  But the guy I gave the 300 Savage dies to said they were from the early or mid 60's I believe.  Maybe that was THEE LOAD to shoot back then.

no, my dad has them.
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I look forwad to getting a good load on the mild side of things for it.  don't wanan stress it to much being its an old gun.

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those 336's are awesome, my dad has a "c" model which is a couple of decades newer than yours, but still nice.
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 I've just been looking in my manuals about that load.  Some show it over max(Sierra's max=28.5gr)while others show it under(Hornady's max=33.8gr).  A good bullet at a moderate velocity is ALL you need.  Maybe a 170gr?  I'm going to do some searching on it.
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i think the 150gr is perfect for the 30-30.
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  Probably more bullet selections to.
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Yeah i am thinking 150 will be about perfet for it.  The Ballistic Silvertip 3030 bullets look awesome!
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Why not the lever evolution bullets?  They are sweet in my 45-70.  THey changed my POI by 8 inches at 100 yards vs flat point.  
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Why not the lever evolution bullets?  They are sweet in my 45-70.  THey changed my POI by 8 inches at 100 yards vs flat point.  

thats what i would use too. why not take advantage of the new technology?
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I didn't even think about them that much.  I will probably use them if I can then.

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My old Marlin used to love Win 748 powder and 170gr. cast bullets.
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The 30-30 seems to like relatively fast powders: 3031,748,H335,H322 I have shot a lot of different bullets in the 30-30 from cast to 190 gr jacketed. I always liked the speer 150 gr flat-nose. I will also tell you that I had some luck with the 110 and 125 gr pointed pullets for varmints and deer respectively, just remember to put one in the chamber and only one in the magazine (Hence a 2 shot limit) and keep your OAL in spec. Also don't try and hot up your loads as the 30-30 case is thinner than say a 30-06 or most high intensity cases. I use light loads of unique for cast bullets. Good cheap shooting.

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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Why not the lever evolution bullets?  They are sweet in my 45-70.  THey changed my POI by 8 inches at 100 yards vs flat point.  
Ditto with my 30-30, though with the factory loads. Hornady is now offering the LeverEvolution powder along with the bullets, though I haven't been able to procure any of the powder yet. The difference in performance is astounding, and the performance on whitetails has been phenomenal. Can't wait to get some of this powder and reload these, it truly does transform the old 30-30.
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 +1 on that combo,TL.  I talked to a friend Sat night who uses those bullets in his .30-30,.35 Rem,and .45-70.  He said that powder is now not due out until 011 sometime.
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i'm looking forward to finding a decent load for it.  Hoping factory stuff will do for now but we will see.
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In my Marlin 336, pre-safety, microgroove, 2.5x Bushnell Banner, I use Win. 748, Win cases, Win primer. I'm running at the top end of things as it is a hunting load. I have worked the load up w/ 170 Nos. Part. & Speer 'Hot Core'. I would say the Speer has a bit of an edge in accuracy. Accuracy is quite fine w/ either pill. In the close cover I hunt in, this load is more than adequate to the occasion.
Some years ago I worked up a load w/ some 144 grn. M80 types usind IMR3031. Max loads seemed a little intense. But I was looking for a practice load anyway. My notes are upstairs, but IIRCC, 28 or 29 grns. shot very very good. Of course these rounds were single loaded.
As I have a stock of Rem. 150 CoreLokt & BLc powder, I use that for a practice and have that going close to POA w/ the 170 load.
My Marlin shoots pretty good, due in great part to a trigger job done by an old time gunsmith some years ago.
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