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30-30 winchecter 135gr. FTX ?????

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by usmc0811, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. usmc0811

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    I went to the store and got bullets that can be used in a tubular magizine of my Marlin 336 30-30. Now that Im back home and skimming through my 3 reloading manuals as well as online I am having trouble finding load data for this 135grain FTX bullet. I have the Hornady 135gr. FTX bullets and all the data I find is for HP/FN, FNSP, ect. ect. not the FTX that I have. I also cant find the correct weight either I find 125gr, 130gr, then jumps up to 150gr with no in between. Can I just use the 130gr data with a FNSP????? This is driving me nuts lol
    Oh yeah Im using IMR 4895
     
  2. brewer12345

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    I'd probably use the 150 grain data and work up. Have you checked the Hornady website for loading data with these bullets?
     
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    I just went to the Hornady site and it showed data for the 300 blackout using the same bullet I picked for the 30-30. it doesn't show the powder I have which is the IMR4895 and it shows the COL to be 2.040 where as in all my manuals it shows for the 30-30 COL to be between 2.415 2.440 2.435 depending on the bullet used.
     
  5. Mr. Paco

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    Hornady does not make a 135 gr. Ftx. They make a 140 gr. ftx and have data for it in their load book. They also make a 160 gr. ftx.
     
  6. Patocazador

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    I use Sierra 125 gr. HP flat points. Teamed with IMR 3031, they are just awesome in my three 30-30s.
     
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    Huh? its strange because on the box it says can be used safely with a tubular magazine since it has a flex tip but I cant find data for 135gr using the IMR4895.
    I was just looking on the midway usa and found these https://www.midwayusa.com/product/3...-308-diameter-150-grain-round-nose-box-of-100
    They look like they would work, I even found load data in my one manual to use 26.5gr of IMR4895 with them. Might just get them and find somone who can use the other ones I have for their 300 blk out. Or i could just buy a 300 black out LOL
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    That's why I told you to call Hornady. I was not suggesting to use the .300 Blackout data at all.

    With regard to overall length, if the bullet has a crimping groove, it should be used, especially with tubular magazines.
     
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    There is plenty of data for a 140gr bullet in the 30-30 which is perfectly safe to use with a 135gr bullet.
     
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