About the 30-30

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Clint_Doom, Nov 4, 2002.

  1. Clint_Doom

    Clint_Doom Fawn

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    yesterday i was buying some 30-30 shells and i usually buy 150gr.powerpoint and i acadiently bought 30-30 170gr. power point i no there is know problem threre but i was wondering if a 170 gr will shoot harder or farther than a 150gr
     
  2. Clint_Doom

    Clint_Doom Fawn

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    so my qustion is what is the difference............
     
  3. tnRick

    tnRick Spike

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    You will probably not be able to tell a difference in the power or how hard the 170 shoots, but you will most likely be able to see a drop in the shot placement.

    Rick

    Hunt hard, Hunt often, Hunt Safe
     
  4. Salty

    Salty 8 pointer

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    tnRick is correct, you won't see much difference unless you hit a shoulder blade.......then the 170 will penetrate better.
     
  5. shogan

    shogan Cyber-Hunter

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    But with added weight comes loss of speed and distance. YES NO
     
  6. INKYHUNTER

    INKYHUNTER Cyber-Hunter

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    The 150 Gr. is about 200 fps faster at 100 yds. about the same at 300 Yds. At 300 yds. only about a 1.5 inch. difference in trajectory. Very little difference at mid range in trajectory.
     
  7. Strutter

    Strutter Cyber-Hunter

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    I would say you will feel a little more recoil as well.
     
  8. KY_Xcutter

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    I've shot both of the two and have found that the 150 grain shoots better out of my gun ( Savage Bolt action ) the 170's shoot a little less accurate than the 150's at about 100 yards. As far as knock down power I can tell no difference.
     
  9. P. Beyer

    P. Beyer 12 pointer

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    I don't shoot my 30-30 much, in fact I've had the same box
    of (20) shells since 1998 (still have <b>5</b>), but that gun
    (Marlin Lever action) has not yet failed to stop a deer <u><b>DEAD</b></u> in it's tracks.[8D]



    "It makes no difference whether I got anything; it has to do with how the day was spent"

    Fred Bear
     
  10. shogan

    shogan Cyber-Hunter

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    Well this year was my first with a 30=06 after a few years of 30=30 (that always put the deer down fast). Of course I felt I really needed (wanted) a gun that could reach out beyond 200 yards and take one down and the 30=06 certainly can do that. But as I was looking through the scope I also so a lot of houses, roads, and other people places. These houses were not as big a concern with the 30=30 (partly because I set myself up for short range shots) Sure if I aimed the 30-30 high enough it could travel that far but not as easily as the 30=06.

    I'm going back to 30=30 unless a particular situation warrants the 30-06 and assures safe shooting. Besides I still attest the 30=30 is fun and cheap to shoot.
     
  11. Salty

    Salty 8 pointer

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    Good article on 30-30 in this months American Rifleman..........it's still going strong.
     
  12. .300Savage

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    I'll stick with my ol' .300 Savage lever-action. [;)]

    Rocco
     
  13. kyhuntsman

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    Rocco, How well do you likeyour 300 Savage? I'm a huge Zane Grey fan and have been looking to get one ever since I found out that he used the 300 Savage. What type and of ammo do you use? What grain? How well does it pattern?

    I had a chance to pick one up at a gun show this year, but thought it was a littel steap for my pocketbook.

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
  14. .300Savage

    .300Savage 6 pointer

    Matt,
    I love my .300 Savage. I typically handload all of my shells, but I didn't get a chance to this year, so I got some Winchester Super-X softpoint 150 gr. bullet that shoot just fine. I usually only use a 150 gr. bullet and I can get cloverleafs out to close to 150 yds. I have hot-loaded some rounds with max powder, a magnum primer, and a 125 grain bullet, and I'll tell you what, that thing had no drop at all! I don't like to use that load for deer though, because it will go right through without expansion. I have never had a problem stopping deer with the 150's though. If you have any other questions about it, feel free to contact me via e-mail at: Rocco@123supply.com.

    Rocco
     
  15. glenn

    glenn Spike

    Knock-down power....

    explain it to me
     

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