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30-30 Winchester Load Help

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by gunghorjc, Feb 21, 2011.

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  1. gunghorjc

    gunghorjc Member

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    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?
     
  2. 243winxb

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    Looking at the Sierra website, seem there is only 1. Its #2010. One in the same.
     
  3. gunghorjc

    gunghorjc Member

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    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.
     
  4. kelbro

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    That bullet should shoot well with H4895. Even better with 3031 in my '94.
     
  5. ArchAngelCD

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    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.
     
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    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:)
     
  7. gunghorjc

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    Thanks everyone. I'm using the H4895 'cause it's what my dad uses for both 30-06 and .308 Winchester.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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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