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30-30 load for 113 grain bullet

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by DAShooter, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. DAShooter

    DAShooter New Member

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    looking at making a varmint load for my 30-30 with a 113 grain cast lead bullet. But I can't find and load data for this round.

    Can anybody give me a hand? any proper powder will due I have no rifle powders at this time.
  2. roady

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    looked through lyman and lee and couldnt find one sorry
  3. BillM

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    Check a Speer manual. They had data for the 110 gr half jacket speer bullet.
  4. Alpo

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    I just looked at the Speer loads for that 100 grain "plinker" bullet. Those loads are running in the low 2000s, for 30/30. I'm thinking that's gonna be waaaaaay to fast for a plain-base lead bullet.

    When you say "varmint load", are you talking about the "3000 fps, 400 yard, blow the prairie dogs away" varmint loads, or more the "there's a possum in the henhouse" varmint loads?
  5. DAShooter

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    no i'm talking about a lighter load for coyote hunting just tring to make my 30-30 a little more versatile. I'm not talking long range either 100 yards at most its pretty thick where i hunt.
  6. Alpo

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    Truthfully, I'd look for a bigger bullet. For light-kicking cast-bullet loads in my 30/30, I use a Lee 165 RN GC at about 1800. Loads for that weight are out there.

    With the light bullet you're asking about, you want a 32/20 or a 30 Carbine. Aside from "there probably ain't gonna be no data for that weight", I don't think that short a bullet will stabilize with 30/30 rifling. Your accuracy, at a hundred yards, would probably be somewhere in the "8 to 10 inch group" range.
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    Alliant Unique-8.0gr. Or IMR 700X-7.0gr = 1400 fps.
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  9. Boogieman

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    I'm loading Lee 113gr. GC with 2400 powder. Lyman CB Handbook #3 has data for a115gr.bullet They show 13.5gr. start & 21.2gr. MAX. 14gr. gives me 1600+ fps. from a 94 Win. & hits close to POA at 50 yds. Hope this helps you
  10. res45

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    My Lyman #45 has cast load data for the 120 gr. gas check cast bullet. Shotgun and pistol powders are more appropriate with that bullet weight. MV runs in the 1400+ fps. with starting loads to 1600 to 1900 fps. range depending on powder charge with Max. loads.

    I cast a little plinker small game load for my 30-30 using the Lee .314" 32 cal. 90 gr. SWC cast from pure lead tumble lubed twice and sized to .311 in my old Sav. 30-30 pump gun.

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