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30.30

Capt. Obvious,

Tell me where the toaster is. I'll push the lever down on the side and you'll pop right out! It may get hot in there for a minute or two, but you'll get a nice tan! lol

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It feels like Something Awful in there.

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I only use my 30-30 win model 94 for deer , shot two bucks and a fawn this year
the biggest was a 5 x 5 and weight 280 at least I don't know why you would ever scope a 30 30 and i used to use it the plains of sask canada for mule deer all the time.

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30 30 ammo all have flat nosed bulltets for safety reasons. A sharp nosed bullet (like balistic tip) against another shell in a tubed magazine in dangerous as recoil could cause bullet in tube to hit primer of next bullet(BOOM) All tubed firearms are for blunt nosed cartriges, 44-40,44mag etc or al least I haven't seen otherwise.
30.30's can be reloaded to preform much like the 308 but you can oly have two carttidges in rifle(one chambered, one in tube). I used to load these for an old woodman in his late 70's and he's just chuckle when people would suggest him getting a"rifle like a 308".

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Hammer1 wrote:
30 30 ammo all have flat nosed bulltets for safety reasons. A sharp nosed bullet (like balistic tip) against another shell in a tubed magazine in dangerous as recoil could cause bullet in tube to hit primer of next bullet(BOOM) All tubed firearms are for blunt nosed cartriges, 44-40,44mag etc or al least I haven't seen otherwise.
30.30's can be reloaded to preform much like the 308 but you can oly have two carttidges in rifle(one chambered, one in tube). I used to load these for an old woodman in his late 70's and he's just chuckle when people would suggest him getting a"rifle like a 308".

There is such a thing as a bolt action 30-30. They're rare, but do exist. I've seen one once, at a gun shop in Prospect Bay...perhaps Chester might know what became of that one Thumbs up

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Hornady's flexible tipped 30-30 bullet is a breath of fresh air and I'm curious enough as to buy a few boxes of these pointed bullets that are safe for use in tubular magazines.

Steve

P.S. The most aerodynamic 30-30 bullets on the market used to be Speer's Grand Slam in 150 or 170-gr. (loaded by Federal). I suspect that Hornady has them beat and perhaps Nosler will bring to market an even higher BC 30-30 round they're considering right now.

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For those viewers that may no know, the foloowing calibers ALL use the same diameter bullet, .308"( 308 thousandths of an inch)
30 m1 carbine
30 Remington
303 Savage
30-40 Krag
308 Win
30-06 Springfield
300 Win mag
300 H & H Magnum
300 Weatherby Mag
A 180 gr Nosler Partion bullet comming out the pipe of your 06 is from the same batch that you have in your 300 Weathby Magnum. NO DIFFERENCE

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Don't forget 300 RUM, 300 Jarrett, 30-378 WBY, and the 300 stubbies.

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saskie wrote:
Hammer1 wrote:
30 30 ammo all have flat nosed bulltets for safety reasons. A sharp nosed bullet (like balistic tip) against another shell in a tubed magazine in dangerous as recoil could cause bullet in tube to hit primer of next bullet(BOOM) All tubed firearms are for blunt nosed cartriges, 44-40,44mag etc or al least I haven't seen otherwise.
30.30's can be reloaded to preform much like the 308 but you can oly have two carttidges in rifle(one chambered, one in tube). I used to load these for an old woodman in his late 70's and he's just chuckle when people would suggest him getting a"rifle like a 308".

There is such a thing as a bolt action 30-30. They're rare, but do exist. I've seen one once, at a gun shop in Prospect Bay...perhaps Chester might know what became of that one Thumbs up

The gun shop is still there but I can't speculate on the bolt 30-30. They are not common. I used to own one a few years back but didn't really have a use for it. I like the 30-30 in a light lever-action and realized that if I was going to walk around with a bolt it would be a longer range caliber. I would like to get my hands on another bolt 30-30 so maybe I'll pay them a visit.