30-30 load for 113 grain bullet

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  1. DAShooter

    DAShooter New Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    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

    roady New Member

    Mar 4, 2013
    looked through lyman and lee and couldnt find one sorry

  3. BillM

    BillM Active Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Amity Orygun
    Check a Speer manual. They had data for the 110 gr half jacket speer bullet.
  4. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    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

    DAShooter New Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    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

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    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.
  7. 243winxb

    243winxb Member

    Aug 12, 2011
    Alliant Unique-8.0gr. Or IMR 700X-7.0gr = 1400 fps.
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2013
  8. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Last edited: Apr 12, 2013
  9. Boogieman

    Boogieman Member

    May 21, 2009
    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

    res45 Member

    Sep 21, 2007
    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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