30-30 Winchester Load Help


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gunghorjc
February 21, 2011, 04:14 PM
So I got my die set for 30-30. Have a quick question.

The Hodgdon website lists H4895 for 170 GR. SIE FP. I have Sierra 170 GR. Flat Nose.

What is the difference between the two bullets?

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243winxb
February 21, 2011, 04:22 PM
Looking at the Sierra website, seem there is only 1. Its #2010. One in the same.

gunghorjc
February 21, 2011, 04:29 PM
Thanks 243. I ordered these bullets direct from Sierra themselves and I hadn't seen the FP listed, so I was assuming that they were 1 in the same.

I was actually wanting the 150 Gr. bullet but they didn't have any in stock at the time.

kelbro
February 21, 2011, 09:52 PM
That bullet should shoot well with H4895. Even better with 3031 in my '94.

ArchAngelCD
February 21, 2011, 10:04 PM
The SIE FP in the manual = Sierra Flat Point and is the same bullet you bought. The data was developed with your bullet so you should have no problems with that load. I usually use IMR3031 but H4895 will also work well as will IMR4064.

Tomcat47
February 21, 2011, 10:11 PM
I use 3031 myself for my Marlin 336, My 94and my TC Contender as well...

But you should get good results with what you have!

Here is some favorite Data that I have for Hornady:

170 grain JFP (Hornady Jacketed Flat Point)
IMR 4895 31.5 gr. 2,045 FPS
IMR 3031 32.0 gr. 2,120
H4895 32.0 gr. 2,212
748 32.0 gr. 2,145


I also like the Winchester 748 for heavier bullets.

I used your 4895 in 125 gr hollow point as well and really liked it out of my Marlin.
38.0 gr. 2,400fps

(Disclaimer: :scrutiny:)

gunghorjc
February 21, 2011, 10:16 PM
Thanks everyone. I'm using the H4895 'cause it's what my dad uses for both 30-06 and .308 Winchester.

NCsmitty
February 21, 2011, 10:28 PM
I've used H4895 with the 160gr Hornady FTX bullet and IMR3031 with 150gr Speer RN. Both powders work very well in 20" carbine barrels.



NCsmitty

FROGO207
February 22, 2011, 12:12 AM
I started with the 150 GN bullets and now use the 170's all the time along with 3031 they just provide for a better bang-flop with whitetails IMHO.

popper
February 22, 2011, 12:29 PM
H335 works well for the Sierra and FTX, but you may lose a few fps.
Just tried H2005 carbine bullets with Unique. Good practice round. No recoil and at 50 yds, shoot 1.5 " group with 20 mph tail wind and just a front bag. Groupings with FTX and Sierra were about the same, the same day. I was tired after 200 rnds of 40.

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