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Old 03-18-2013, 04:09 PM
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umm match 308 cal bullet into 30-30 case ????

Has anyone tried match 30 cal bullet into a 30-30 case.. I wonder how it would shoot accurately.. Just for target practice.. I own a few marlin lever gun and I notice there barrels are freaking accurate with that mirco groove.. I am thinking of taking out some bullets out of a bunch of match 308 and trying them.. Any input ??
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:40 PM
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Re: umm match 308 cal bullet into 30-30 case ????

I wouldn't shoot those like that in a lever-action.....Just a single-shot or bolt-action. There's a reason why guns with feeding tubes don't use pointy bullets that sit center or the firing pin inline with the one before it....
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:13 PM
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Re: umm match 308 cal bullet into 30-30 case ????

Am aware but I would be single shooting
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:40 PM
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Re: umm match 308 cal bullet into 30-30 case ????

The marlin has a 1:10 twist rate so stabilizing the bullet should be no problem. How it will feed, I don't know.

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Old 03-18-2013, 09:30 PM
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Re: umm match 308 cal bullet into 30-30 case ????

I do that all the time. I've loaded from 110gr to 180gr in every type imaginable. I like the Hornady 150gr FMJs the best, they're inexpensive.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:34 PM
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Re: umm match 308 cal bullet into 30-30 case ????

I have loaded up some before, usually just put one in the chamber and one in the magazine. I would just keep it to a single shot. Or at least the only one in the mag.

Theres always leverevolution bullets too.

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Old 03-19-2013, 08:53 AM
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Re: umm match 308 cal bullet into 30-30 case ????

Freedom2live,

You're missing the reverse point here; most 30-30 bullets are every bit as accurate as Match bullets, at least those that I've shot. Fired from a machine rest in a benchrest quality barrel, most of these FN projectiles will shoot every bit as well, and in some cases better, than a Match type HPBT.

While the HPBT Match bullets have a considerably higher BC, and would be advantageous at longer ranges, they have absolutely no edge in inherent accuracy at the typical lever action ranges involved here. Ballistic Coefficient and accuracy are separate, and distinctly different issues.

The safety issues already pointed out are a worthwhile consideration, too, and nothing to take too casually. Many years ago, one of Hornady's techs (Ed Heers) lost a hand when a bullet design they were working on created a tubular magazine detonation in their lab.
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