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Unread 12-06-2011, 03:14 PM
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30-30 bolt action

yes that is right bolt action in 788 remington. i was told yesterday to reload it the same as a 300 savage or light 308win. anyone have one or load for one. i have had it since i was 8yrs old and going to give it to my 8yrold son for x-mas. any ideas or data for one.
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    Unread 12-06-2011, 05:05 PM
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    Re: 30-30 bolt action

    load it like a 30-30. NOT a .308 or .300 savage.
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    Unread 12-06-2011, 05:30 PM
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    Re: 30-30 bolt action

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    yes that is right bolt action in 788 remington. i was told yesterday to reload it the same as a 300 savage or light 308win. anyone have one or load for one. i have had it since i was 8yrs old and going to give it to my 8yrold son for x-mas. any ideas or data for one.
    the 788 action is actually stronger than the 700 action if that matters much. But even with it's strength, I would never think of using .300 Savage load data! Perhaps 35 grains of H335 under a 150 grain bullet (that load is about 40Kpsi so it's fine to start with). I'd probably call Hogdons and ask them to help you find a few 48K psi loads for the 788 Remington
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    Unread 12-06-2011, 06:19 PM
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    Re: 30-30 bolt action

    hodgons is who i was talking to and they said to work are way up but to use powders compatabile with the 300 sav because of the 788 action. just had never though of something like this after loading for it for the last 40 yrs.
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    Unread 12-06-2011, 07:15 PM
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    Re: 30-30 bolt action

    Great gun, veryaccurate,BUT if you overload it, stick the case, soft bolt is prone to breakage, that happens ,your up the creek
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    Unread 12-07-2011, 09:39 AM
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    Re: 30-30 bolt action

    Stick with published load data period is my advice. The cases are too thin to put much more pressure on them. For deer size game give the 125 Nosler ballistic tip a try. I use it my 308 Win, 30X47 HBR rifles and my 30-30AI Contender 14" barrel pistol and it is very accurate and a deer hammer. H-322 works really well with 125 through 170 gr bullets in the 30-30 Win.
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    Re: 30-30 bolt action

    I have owned and loaded for two different 30-30 bolt guns, a Savage and a 788......I pushed the velocity envelope on the 788.......accuracy went south when I pushed the loads much past 30-30 level........stick with 30-30 loads and enjoy it for what it is, you will never make it a 300 Savage.
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