h322 for 30-30


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birdshot8's
February 20, 2010, 01:32 AM
anyone using h322 for loading the 30-30? my sierra manual gave it high ratings, but i would like feed back.

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Marlin 45 carbine
February 20, 2010, 08:48 AM
I've loaded it for 125gr Speer (IIRC, maybe Sierra) flat s-p's for my nephew's 336 with fine groups. the data I followed was from H's manual and seems quite conservative judgeing by recoil - very light.

dakotasin
February 20, 2010, 09:06 AM
when i developed my 30-30 load h-322 worked pretty well but was bested by 748.

Franco
February 20, 2010, 03:10 PM
H322 is a good powder but you should consider H4895 or Varget (I use both for 30-30 Win model 94 using Sierra 150 and 170gr FN). These powders, unlike H322, are designed to fire more consistently at extreme temperatures. I hunt primarily in PA where a good deer hunting morning may be 10 degrees. I think Hodgdon calls them the "extreme" line of powders, or something like that.

Birdhunter1
February 20, 2010, 04:46 PM
H322 is also in their extreme line of powders.
I use it with a 125 gr. Sierra pro hunter (flat nosed hollow point) and it is wicked on impact with coyotes at 50'. I found it shooting best in my Marlin 336 with 31.5 grains of powder.

birdshot8's
February 20, 2010, 05:02 PM
my plan is to load it in a marlin 336 30-30 using 170 hornady flat nose bullets. i have been using imr4895 with 150 grain bullets, but when reading the sierra loads table for this rifle i saw they recommended the h322. just wanting some real feedback, and am open to advise from more experienced reloaders.

Franco
February 21, 2010, 07:13 AM
Sorry if I stand corrected. I assumed that H322 was not in their extreme line based on the numbering system. I'll double check that.

Birdhunter1
February 21, 2010, 05:04 PM
Franco when I started with it when I started reloading I thought there was H322E and H322, one being the extreme and the other not being the extreme. But right there on the front of the can it has the big "E" for extreme.
http://www.hodgdon.com/extreme.html

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