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30-40 / leverevolution

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by hootcrichton, Mar 20, 2013.

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  1. hootcrichton

    hootcrichton Member

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    folks i am wanting to try this combo,, 30 -40kr w/ leverevolution 160g, and leverevolution powder, thought i would start with a 30-30 load and go from there any thoughts?
     
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    What gun are you shooting, most Krags don't have tube mags so there's no reason not to use regular pointed bullets. A krag is gonna be capable of over driving that bullet a little and possibly under penatrate. If you just want to try something just to see how the shoot I see no problems.
     
  3. hootcrichton

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    i use a model '98 springfield,, just trying to tighten up the supply stock,, as 5 of my brothers shoot '94 win,
     
  4. hootcrichton

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    ok test fired,,, 1900fps , & consistent @ 100y oal way short,,, all in all not one of my more productive ideas
     
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    Easy fix, switch to 170gr Partitions of a TSX if you want to push the speeds a little. You won't have under penetration issues until you hit Africa. They are good for a solid 3 feet pf penetration from low end 30-30 speeds up to full bore 30-06 speeds easy. Cannot speak for the leverevolution stuff I have never used it.
     
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    Most Krags will not reliably feed a Spitzer bullet without slight mods.
     
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    THIS IS INSULTING TO EVERY 30 CALIBER 220gr BULLET in the country....

    And so it goes....










    HA !!!!....Gotcha......
     
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    30-30 or 308mx bullet? The long jump didn't make any difference using 30-30 in 308mx. It's a bolt gun so you can load longer and not crimp the 30-30 rnd. I had some trouble with split necks when using short bullets in 30-30 case until I started sizing the neck only back to the base of the bullet. Unsupported neck would split behind the bullet base.
     
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    went to 40.7g powder,, seated to crimp ring,, feeds good, but col is very short for 30-40

    but 2217 at 5' off muzzle 1.75 group (5 shot) @ 100y guess i bitched too soon
     
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    Must be pretty close to a max load. 1/5 more capacity, 35C is max for 30-30. It's a slow powder, I use it for cast also.
     
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    tikka t3 in 6.5 x 55 is my "go to" rifle too
     
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    thanks for all the input folks,, it helped, i was looking to find if all the "old" 30s in the family could be loaded with the same components ( realistically ) ,, i shoot the only 30-40kr in a host of 30 win. in winchester 94 & marlin 336,, it worked out well , again thanks for the help,,,, i think for day to day i will go back to 165g vld as standard use :cool:
     
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    I can understand wanting to try LVR in the 30-40 but why the 160gr FTX Bullet?
     
  14. Kachok

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    :D it does not get any better then a T3 in 6.5x55 that is one superb rifle cartridge combination.The Sweed in a modern action is the perfect caliber/power for CXP2 class game inside 300 yards and thanks to it's impressive ballistic efficiency it is still capable out to twice that distance, all in a light kicking easy to shoot package, personality wise it is alot like a slightly more efficient 270 Win with a preference for heavier bullets.
     
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    lookin for a bullet that would not overweight 30-30, or light weight 30-40kr
    by too much,,, just how my mind malfunctions
     
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    As always, a compromise is just that: it compromises something. If it's acceptable, fine, otherwise, reconsider. My final load for 30-40 jacketed bullets in my M96 cut-down Bannerman carbine with King's front & rear sights is a 180 gr RN or spitzer pushed by IMR or H4350. Superb accuracy and lower pressures for that old action sealed the deal. :scrutiny:
     
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