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30/30 varmint load

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by carterbeauford, Nov 26, 2006.

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  1. carterbeauford

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    My Lee manual doesn't have anything for a 110 grain jacketed bullet using IMR 4064. I cooked up some loads using Hornady Vmax bullets with 30 grains of powder. How much hotter can I safely go? 35-36 is about all that will fit in the case.

    *I know this load makes my Marlin 30AS a single-shot rifle :)
     
  2. HSMITH

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    I tried light bullets in a Marlin and a Winchester years ago, I couldn't get them to shoot well at all. At the time I decided the twist rate in the barrel was set up for heavy bullets at relatively low speeds and that was why my 30-30's shot like buckshot patterns with the light bullets. It might work, but I gave up. Good luck and please let us know how things work out, it is a project I would like to pick up again if there is hope of making it work.
     
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    I also played around with 110 grain softpoint bullets with my .30-30 Winchester using W-748 and came to the same conclussion as HSMITH. Not an accurate round. Scattered them like buckshot.:what:
     
  4. carterbeauford

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    I might save the cases for a heavier bullet in that case.

    What about 110 grain Vmax in .30-06 then? Same rate of twist problem?
     
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