New Rifle Looking for the right ammo

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by KRob, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. KRob

    KRob Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a new Winchester 94 lever action in 30-30. It will be used for alittle of everything. I am unfortunetly not a hand loader though do not have the mony or time to start. SO i am looking for opinions on a couple good rounds for it and some ideas of what to expect from them.
    Thanks guys
     
  2. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    Although you might consider trying several brands and bullet weights in your rifle you will probably find that today's factory ammo shoots well regardless of brand. I have a similar rifle that I take out occassionally and it works well with anything I run through it. Bullet choice is usually 150 or 170 semi-flat points and they make the little rifle kick pretty good. My rifle shoots Federal and Winchester ammo about equally, I usually just buy the cheapest I can find and do not worry about splitting hairs. Not sure if you are using factory open sights, that what I do so my accuracy range is about 150-200 yards or so. If your eyes are good you could shoot accurately farther than that. I shoot at big rocks out to four or five hundred yards with the little rifle, lots of holdover and guesswork but I get hits. I watch the gunshows for ammo, more interested in $ than who made it.