.30-30 bullets

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by 68c15, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2011
    all over town is dry for my preferred bullets (sierra 150gr FN #2000). same thing online. what other options are out there for a 150 gr .308 tube magazine? I hear guys using round nose but that scare the crap out of me.
    I gotta do something fast since my brother is coming in 3 days and I need to get some loaded for our range time this weekend.
  2. steve4102

    steve4102 Former Guest

    Jan 27, 2006

  3. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    ^That looks like a nice bullet. I'm partial to the Remington 150 gr Core-Lokt bullets myself. Just my opinion.
  4. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    I like the poly tip hornaday 30-30
  5. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    i use winchester bagged 150grn rn bullets.. got them from gander I think.

    why scared about round nose? look at factory ammo.. plenty are round..
  6. Twicepop

    Twicepop Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    NW Ohio
    I've used the Remington 150gr. Round Nose Core Loct for years with no bad effects. This is the same bullet that is used in their factory loaded ammo.

    those who beat their guns into plowshares, will plow for those who didn't
  7. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    ND, USA
    There are quite a few 150gr and 170gr round nose bullets that are specifically for the .30-30. They work just fine as the profile is designed for the .30-30s with tube magazines.

    Most of the time, I use the Winchester bulk 150gr but I've used the Remington 150gr as well as Hornady and Speer 150gr round noses too.
    The Winchester bulk bullets are almost always the cheapest option when I order so I've just kinda stuck with them for most of my "cheap" range ammo and a lot of my hunting loads too.
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2012
  8. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2011
    I just have a hard time convincing myself that the round noses won't set off a primer. it appears I am highly paranoid from all the responses so far.
    after looking high and low with not a hint of success I had an idea. my brother is coming on Friday from far NE Illinois. I know the area so I called Mike Schrank's Smoke-n-Gun in Waukegan this morning. I told Ted what I was looking for and he had 2 boxes. HAD is the operable word here. I paid for them over the phone and my brother will pick them up on Thursday and bring them to me. then I can show him how cheapskates like me afford this hobby.

    oh, get this. he was worried that he would be illegal by transporting them for me.
  9. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    I've shot these factory loads from Hornady but I believe that you need to trim your brass shorter to use them for reloading.
  10. X Ring

    X Ring Active Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    That happens when you are from Obama land.
  11. res45

    res45 Member

    Sep 21, 2007
    Every major reloading manual has load date for RN bullets they make especially for the 30-30 as well as every major cartridge mfg. that makes 30-30 ammo. If they weren't safe to use in tubular magazine and have been since the advent of the cartridge lawyers would be having a field day.

    From one of my reloading manuals.
    Because the majority of rifles chambered in .30-30 are lever-action rifles with tubular magazines, most .30-30 cartridges are loaded with round-nose or flat-nose bullets. This is to prevent bullet from setting off the primer of the cartridge ahead of it in the magazine during recoil.
  12. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    the round nose win's I use specifically state for 30-30 150gr.. etc..
  13. dad2thebone

    dad2thebone New Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    The Winchester and Remington are both in my ammo box and i never have a problem with my 30-30-
  14. bfoosh006

    bfoosh006 New Member

    Mar 1, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2012
  15. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    i've used pulled before.. not seen any probs..
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