Re: H4895 Powder
If you have good results with 3031, if it were me I'd just stay with that powder. As far as hunting in extreme conditions, it is my opinion that your choice and type (Magnum vs Standard) of primers would be more of a critical element.
Your post is really interesting! You are posting from Bulgaria and you use a .30-30? That is cool. And you hunt wild boars with your .30-30? That is impressive!
As far as IMR-4895 or H-4895, I use both of those a lot. I reload for .30-40 Krag, .303 British, .308 Winchester (both Match and Ball), .30-06 Springfield (both Match and Ball), 8X57mm Mauser with both IMR-4895 and H-4895. I used to use it in my .458 Win Mag and also 7.62X39. About the only calibers that I load for that I cannot or don't use this powder for is .30 Carbine, 45/70 Gov't and .223.
I use 3031 in both the .30-30 and the .45/70. I use IMR-4227 in the .30 Carbine and H-335 in the .223. Everything else likes the 4895 powder.
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