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Re-loading the 30-30 bullets

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Post by handcycle Mon Feb 14, 2022 2:12 pm

I am planning to re-load some lighter bullets for my 30-30 Marlin rifle.
This is only for plinkings from 50-100 yards range and I am using Hornady 110 grains FMJ bullets.
Anyone has experience loading such light bullets?
Will also try the Berger 115 grains FB Target 30 cal projectiles.
Looking for powder choice advice/comments.
On hand I have a full bottle of IMR 4227 which I am trying to use.
Normally I will be using the IMR 3031 powder.
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Post by spursnguns Mon Feb 14, 2022 3:17 pm

Hello handcycle,

Pointed bullets in a tubular magazine?  I assume you will be single loading them.

Jim
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Post by Wobbley Mon Feb 14, 2022 3:29 pm

The old Speer manual (#11) lists in their PISTOL data data for 110 grain bullets that IMR4227 starts at 16.0gr 1512 fps and tops out at 18.0 gr 1708 fps. They don’t list 4227 in their carbine data for this bullet.  As of my search, they don’t recommend this powder anymore.  

As always YMMV.
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Post by handcycle Mon Feb 14, 2022 5:08 pm

spursnguns wrote:Hello handcycle,

Pointed bullets in a tubular magazine?  I assume you will be single loading them.

Jim
I am only feeding multiples when using the round/flat nose ammos. The Berger ( pointed ) bullets will be singles only Wink)
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Post by handcycle Mon Feb 14, 2022 5:10 pm

Wobbley wrote:The old Speer manual (#11) lists in their PISTOL data data for 110 grain bullets that IMR4227 starts at 16.0gr 1512 fps and tops out at 18.0 gr 1708 fps. They don’t list 4227 in their carbine data for this bullet.  As of my search, they don’t recommend this powder anymore.  

As always YMMV.
Thanks for the data. Yes, not sure why IMR 4227 isn't being listed along with the 30-30 bullets. I noticed that powdfer is being used more for 25-20 caliber bullets.
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Post by spursnguns Tue Feb 15, 2022 7:53 am

handcycle wrote:I am only feeding multiples when using the round/flat nose ammos. The Berger ( pointed ) bullets will be singles only Wink)

Hello,

Good man.  Safety first.   Re-loading the 30-30 bullets 1f44d 

Jim
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Post by L Valdez Wed Feb 16, 2022 7:13 am

I have a Winchester 94 "trapper" model which has the 16" barrel. I shoot the Speer 110 grain bullets with either BL-C(2) or 2400. I also shoot the Speer 100 grain plinkers with any pistol powder - the recoil is about that of a .22 mag.

There is a plethora of 30-30 loading info on the Marlin Owners forum.

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