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300 yard 30-30 win question

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Unread 10-23-2007, 10:47 AM
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Way back when dad loaded me some 120 grain somethings to hunt whitetails around fields.....worked pretty good! I did kill a 8pnt 175 yards with it bout 1980.
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Unread 10-26-2007, 08:37 AM
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Many years ago, I loaded some M1 carbine type bullets (round nose110 grain I think). I took a mulie out at almost 300 yards with it, BUT I do think it was a pretty lucky shot that had very little energy left at that distance. Can't remember the load data though, at my age I'm starting to develop the deadly CRS disease. I was hunting out in New mexico where I was stationed and all I had was my old model 94.
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Unread 10-28-2007, 11:20 PM
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You might try Hornady's new ammo.

Its called
Hornady leveRevolution Elastomer Flex Tip
160gr at 2400 ft/sec MV and 1700 ft/sec at 300 yrd's

It beats Winchesters 150gr vel by a little (2390 ft/sec)
And there 170gr quite a bit (2200 ft/sec)

My son uses it on wild hogs (avg 300lbs) and likes it.

Just an opinion
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Unread 10-29-2007, 02:14 PM
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Also consider

Give some 110gr Vmax, 120gr (?) Speer TNT, 125gr Sierras a try. They worked well in my Savage 340 in 30-30. Check look at the throat to make sure it isn't long.

A RN hard cast bullet with gas check in the 180 to 200gr would be a hoot to lob at yonder horizon.

If black powder cartridge rifles can go out to 1000yds with serious accuracy, a Lever action should be up to the task of a few hundred yards.

I did neck sizing and watched my load pressures. The 30-30 case is quite thin and those lever actions don't like toasty pressures or else you will get some real funcky case bulges.

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