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Looking for what guys are using for 30-30 cast loads in the 150g to 170g range. I'm currently running a 150g w 16.8g of 2400 but I'm afraid that powder is NA for me. I can get imr 4227 anyone using this with a 150 or 170 ? Or something else I should look for ? 

 

thanks! 

 

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Win 748 is a great all round powder for 30-30. I use it with 150 grains jacketed. 
 

If you want a subsonic load the issue is case volume. I have used WST at 9 grains and it shot well with coated 150 grain. I purchased some Trail Boss for my subsonic loads because it is the “fluffiest” powder, more volume per weight and loads in multiple traditional cowboy cartridges.

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Iv played around with this load over the years just ran out of 2400. You mentioned 748 iv used that quite a bit in 223 w good results. The lyman book shows a 26g to 36g do you think there would be any issues with 26g to 30g ? 

 

Thanks 

Squirrel

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1 hour ago, Squirrel45 said:

do you think there would be any issues with 26g to 30g ? 

 

No.

 

Like any load, as long as it is somewhere between min and max it will shoot fine. If you have a Chrono, try the loads at different levels and check for accuracy at your desired distance and what kind of SD you get. Here's a good site discussing using 748: https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/30-30-loads-with-748.785781/

 

I load 30-30 for my Model 94 and shoot it for fun and not hunting. I've been exploring subsonic loads with coated bullets, which is why I have used WST and Trail Boss. 

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4 hours ago, Squirrel45 said:

Iv played around with this load over the years just ran out of 2400. You mentioned 748 iv used that quite a bit in 223 w good results. The lyman book shows a 26g to 36g do you think there would be any issues with 26g to 30g ? 

 

Thanks 

Squirrel

Squirrel

 

I never had any trouble with 4895 or 748 with mid weight cast bullets (120-160 grain). Like everything else, I stay in the safe zone and work for accuracy rather than velocity. 
 

 

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