30-30 loading 180 grain

nicholasjohn

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Just the usual would anyone suspect a sudden bolt in your face? Im very cautious with these experiments. I don't believe the reloading manuals exclude sizes just because none asked.
A very similar round, the 303 Savage, was loaded with a 190-grain bullet. That was the standard weight for that cartridge, and its dimensions were not much different than the 30-30. Loading data is probably still available for that cartridge & bullet, and it would give you a starting point. Have fun with your project.
 

bpcrshooter

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yes it does!! I hunt in western Wi and shooting 75 yards thru valleys and woods is a long shot. shot some real nice deer with that rifle for sure!!
 

Steelflight

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yes it does!! I hunt in western Wi and shooting 75 yards thru valleys and woods is a long shot. shot some real nice deer with that rifle for sure!!
Ballistic of the 30-30 were very much improved with this bullet. The FTX was the bullet that opened my eyes to these what if questions on the old lever gun calibers.
 
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