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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Most productive ammo in your 30-30

For many years I've used a 6mm Rem for all of my deer hunting with great results and lately I've gotten a wild hair to go back in time so I bought a mod 94 30-30. I was wondering if any of you who use that caliber have a favorite brand and weight of ammo? Not for accuracy particularly as I know that's an individual gun thing but I was interested in your opinion of terminimal performance in your particular gun of any brands and weight? Thanks for any suggestions, John
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Re: Most productive ammo in your 30-30

always had good luck with winchester 170 grain power points or fed fusions

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Re: Most productive ammo in your 30-30

The leverevolution from hornaday gives the ole thuty thuty a lil more umph try em you like em
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post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-08-2012, 09:48 PM
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Re: Most productive ammo in your 30-30

I have dropped many deer with Rem. 170 gr. Also I handload and use Hornady 150 and 170 gr loads over 3031 powder. One of the best rounds I have used in factory and handloads is Rem 170 gr hollow point.

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Re: Most productive ammo in your 30-30

I like Winchester 170 gr.
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Re: Most productive ammo in your 30-30

rem 170gr corelokt factory loads shoot and kill great in my multiple 30/30's including a 94. and they are the cheapest shells you can buy.
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Re: Most productive ammo in your 30-30

Thanks to all of you guys for your answers so far. I'm surprised that everyone seems to go for the 170 gr bullets in whatever brand you prefer. I'll be looking for more of your favorites to be posted. John
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Re: Most productive ammo in your 30-30

Do any of you who replied or any who haven't seen any major difference in range between the 150's and the 170's? Not particularly length of range or bullet drop but in damage done at reasonable shooting distances with the two bullet weights?
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I haven't really seen much difference in tissue damage between the 150 and 170.

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Re: Most productive ammo in your 30-30

rem core loct in 150 grn. my 336 don't like 170's. throws them all over the place.

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