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30-30 w/ 180grn

I don't have any suggestions, but I do have a question. Why do you want to load 180 grain bullets, that were designed for much greater velocities in 30-06 - 300 magnums, in the 30-30, a cartridge for which the 180 grain bullet is totally unsuited?
 

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30-30 w/ 180grn

AA-2015 From 25.1 grains to 30.1 grains
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AA-2460 From 26.2 grains to 32.0 grains
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BL-C From 26.6 grains to 32.9 grains
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IMR-3031 From 25.6 grains to 29.0 grains
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IMR-4198 From 22.0 grains to 25.0 grains
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N-133 From 25.4 grains to 30.4 grains
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RL-7 From 22.5 grains to 25.5 grains
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RL-12 From 26.3 grains to 30.8 grains
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30-30 w/ 180grn

New Snake Owner,
While you can load a 180 grain bullet in a 30-30 case you will find that there is little room for powder left. The velocity will be in the pistol range -
I can shoot a 180 grain bullet from a 14 inch barrel in .357 Maximum at 2000 fps. I doubt that you will keep that much velocity from the 30-30.

PaulS
 

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Try Steves Data, if you want to shoot a 180 it's fine......

The 221 fireball was never intended to shoot a 240 gr .308 either, but it does so very well. You can shoot any bullet you like with the proper load. Either use Steves Data or use a reloading manual data for 170 gr. bullet. Reduce starting load by 10%. Work your way up slowly. If you start getting flattened primers, back off 1/2 gr.
 

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started with 30-30 myself

tried every possible bullet that I could get my hands on, simply because it was the only rifle I had and I used a lee hand loader, I had the time of my life. just remember to be careful and cautious. I think my favorite was the 223 armor piercing in a 30 sabot. wow. vel closing in on 3800 fps.R
 
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