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Question by miller37388. Uploaded on February 03, 2010
Yeah, it's fine. I would recommend 150 grain ammo (or 160, if you use LeverEvolutions), but I've hunted with 170s and haven't run into any problems. The trajectory will be different, ofc, but there shouldn't be any negative side effects (if that's what you're asking).
That will certainly get the job done but bullet weight is only 1 thing that should be considered when choosing ammo. Also consider what type of bullet you are using (soft point, hollow point, ect) and what type of performance and energy it will give you.
The .30-30 made it reputation with the 170 grain bullet, and for a long time that was the only bullet weight available. The lighter, faster bullets are flatter shooting, but basically the .30-30 is a close-range deer caliber and it excels at that. It has always been one of my favorites.
dukkillr a +1 for you!
150 factory loads work the best. I use Sierra 125's every once in awhile.
Sierra 125's? Never tried those. I'll have to make a mental note to give them a shot (pun intended).
i shoot rem 150gr out of same gun and have never had a problem.
Yes, but my load of choice has always been the 150 grain Remington corelokt round nose.
It's hard to beat the Hornady 160's. I've had great succses with them.
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