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Difference between 150gr and 170 gr for a 30/30?

Old 09-02-2005, 11:47 AM
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Default Difference between 150gr and 170 gr for a 30/30?

What are the advantages/disadvantages and differences between a 150 and 170 gr shell for a .30/.30 Winchester?
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Old 09-02-2005, 12:47 PM
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Default RE: Difference between 150gr and 170 gr for a 30/30?

The difference is typical...the bigger bullet is slower but probably packs a little more punch at shorter ranges. It depends a LOT on the type of bullet used. Remington has pretty good ballistic tables... heres one for the 30-30 Win.... http://www.remington.com/ammo/ballistics/centerfire/results.asp?cal=27

Interesting side note: a lot of current research is calling into question the idea that a bigger, slower bullet is a better brush bullet.


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Old 09-02-2005, 03:08 PM
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Cool....thanks.
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Old 09-02-2005, 06:29 PM
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Default RE: Difference between 150gr and 170 gr for a 30/30?

150g faster flatter shooter
170g slower hits harder
distance is the truer measure up close they both will do the job
between 100-200yards bullet drops 4-6 inches
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Old 09-03-2005, 05:42 AM
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Which do you normally use?
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Hey Scott, Just got 30/30 21 inch barrelfor my Contender this spring and asked myself the same question. Bought a box of 170's and 150's Rem. core-locksand started shooting 100 yards. The 170's shoot tighter groups but if the 150's did I would've used them. Deer won't know the diff. NY just passed rifle bill so I guess I'll leave the 7mm08 pistol barrel home.
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