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I am in need of a cheaper bullet for my 30-30 winchester. I pay 15$ for 20 bullets, and I think thats a little much! If you know where to find a cheaper bullet that would be great so plz tell me.

I also need to know what kind of bullet to use for certain distances.With a 30-30 a deers not going to be killed to likly at 150+ yards in my oppion. So if you could tell me what grain/and name brand I should use for 50yards,and 100+yards that would be a great help thanks.
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A 30-30 will definitely kill deer out to 200yds. The rule of thumb for effectiveness with deer is 1000 ft/lbs of energy are required to do the job cleanly.

Regardless of manufacturer - all off the shelf 30-30's in 150gr bullets are capable of this (or close to it).

You can check out cartridge performance for various calibres at http://www.winchester.com, or http://www.remington.com. Follow the links to their ballistics tables.

As you will see, 200yds is the limit for a 30-30, but it is definitely effective out to that range.

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I was on the Winchester site and it said something like 100ct. 12.85$. Whats CT. mean? And whats the difference between 180gr. and 150gr.?

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I have always wanted to go to the range(Im 13 and just starting to get into guns and hunting). But the bullets for my 30-30 cost so much I just cant do it.Any suggestions for cheap bullets?By the way thanks for the sites they helped a lot.!
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HEY LEVER $15.00 per box is not that bad $12.00 is about the cheapest and thats on sale good luck. I went to the range today with my daughter.

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I can't help you with the CT - I can't find it.

150gr/165gr/170gr are all the weight (sort of) of the bullet (how many grains of lead were used to make it). Bigger bullets travel slower but hit harder (generally - heavier bullets also travel slower so at longer ranges they won't be as effective).

150 gr 30-30 is fine for deer. I wouldn't reccomend using any bullet on deer less than 100gr - as long as it meets the 1000lb rule.

I'll agree that you probably won't do much better on price, unless you find a handloader (someone that makes their own cartridges) and they can probably do it for you cheaper than off the shelf.

If you go that route - make sure that they know what they're doing. The advantage of factory ammo for dummies like me and you is that you know what you're getting (this is ammunition remember - not computer parts).

If I were in your shoes I'd join a gun club or just hang out at the range and make some friends there. Then maybe you can go splits on a box or buy fewer rounds. Most shooters I know are very willing to help new and especially younger people take up the sport.

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I know what you mean...thats why im scared to by this cheap ammo off the internet.I have 170gr. right now but I think I need to move down to a 150gr. for deer,and pig that Im going to be hunting soon. I have a problem like always =). I want to go to the range(Never have cause I just started getting into hunting) but I dont have the $$ to by enough ammo to go to the range. So thats why im looking for cheap ammo.

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It doesn't have to be an exact match...170 gr will be fine for deer. If you've been using 170 stay with 170 for now until you have the time/means to get familiar with something else.

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You might also want to check out another forum at http://www.secretsofthehunt.com. They have a forum dedicated to young hunters and might have more suggestions.

This is also worth a read:
http://www.outdoorcanada.ca/deer_rifle_intro.html

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I found this:

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com

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Also worth a read:

http://www.chuckhawks.com and follow the links to his rifle cartridge page.

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