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Hi everyone,

I am completely new to reloading and am having trouble figuring out load data for the components I have available to me. Everything I've acquired has basically been what I can find in local stores (which isn't much). I'm reloading 30-30.

Here is a list of what I have:

Powders:
IMR 4895
Hodgdon Superformance

Bullets:
Hornady Varmint .308 100 gr SJ (#3005)
Hornady FTX .308 160 Gr


I've been able to find load data for the Hornady FTX 160 gr with the IMR 4895. I can't find any load data for 30-30 using the Hodgdon Superformance and I have a feeling that they have not supplied load data for this caliber yet. However I can't find ANY load data on the Hornady Varmint 100 gr rounds for 30-30.

If anyone has seen any 30-30 load data for the Superformance I would definitely like a list, or if someone has had experience loading it that would also be helpful.

I'm more interested however in the load data for the varmint rounds using the IMR 4895. If anyone has any input on this I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you for you help in advance,

Kenton
 

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I've visited that page. However it doesn't list the 100gr varmint round, which is strange because its made by hornady. Anywhere else that might have the data for those bullets?
 

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Use the 110 gr data start at the lower end.
You did say what rifle your reloading for but if it's a Marlin 336 the the twist rate is 1:10 that might be a problem for 100gr.

I load 6.5 mm with a 1:9 twist for 100 gr

Someone here will have Hornady book I have a Sierra
 

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Use the 110 gr data start at the lower end.
You did say what rifle your reloading for but if it's a Marlin 336 the the twist rate is 1:10 that might be a problem for 100gr.

I load 6.5 mm with a 1:9 twist for 100 gr

Someone here will have Hornady book I have a Sierra
Ok, I have a mossberg 464 and I believe it has the same ratio. I'm not fully educated on the twist ratios. What exactly would be the problem with 100gr at 1:10?
 

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Lighter bullets like faster twist This may not be a problem for you. You can always adjust the bullet speed.
 

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Here's the page from the 7th Ed. manual.
Not the latest manual...before the SuPerformance and LeverRevolution powders came out.
Neither powder choice you've got listed is on the list, but hope it's of use.

You can use the data on the Hodgdon site for the Speer 110gr FP, but use the COAL figure of 2.435" from the Hornady manual for that bullet.

The #3005 has been discontinued for a few years now. You must've had a stash on hand.
I kinda liked that little bullet for a farmyard pest load. I used IMR4064 and loaded it to about 2200-2250fps. It would tear the heck out of a skunk at that velocity.
This was out of a Win94. 1:12" twist. I don't think 1:10" would be an issue at all if that's what your rifle has.


Superformance is way too slow for the .30-30 regardless of bulletweight. It's a rough equivalent to H4831.
 

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Ok, I have a mossberg 464 and I believe it has the same ratio. I'm not fully educated on the twist ratios. What exactly would be the problem with 100gr at 1:10?
The 1:10 twist will not be a problem for either the 100 or 110 grain bullets. Benchrest shooters use twist rates of 1:13 through 1:16 for bullets this light, that is the about the bare minimum for bullet stabilization. The 1:10 twist will stabilize .30 Caliber bullets from 100 to about 220 grains. I can't give you any info on the aformentioned request, but I can add this. The 30-30 WCF if loaded into a tube magazine rifle must have canalured bullets, and case lengths trimmed to no more than .002-.003" difference. This is to assure that all the bullets get a uniform crimp for proper ignition, and to keep the bullets from getting pushed back into the case by recoil and magazine spring pressure. The load for the 30-30 that has worked for me is a Remington 150 grain CoreLoct, with 30 grains of IMR 3031 and a CCI large rifle primer.
 
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