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Old 12-15-2002, 11:18 AM
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Default Best load for Winchester 30-30

well i live in nj and we can't use rifles, so i'm new to rifles. i have a winchester 30-30. i'm looking for info on whats the best ammo to use for whitetails. weight, etc. i heard it's a close shooting rifle, does anyone know what's the maximum distance i should take deer out to?
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Old 12-17-2002, 02:27 AM
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Default RE: Best load for Winchester 30-30

Well your basic loads for the ol' 30-30 are the 150 grain and the 170 grain. Each 30-30 i've shot has preferred one over the other but usally not by much. For most people it's what they want or are used to. Myself, I use Winchester 150 grain power points supreme. Shoot's great in my gun, has good effect on deer and doesn't drop quite as much as the 170 grain. For the 30-30 you will find that 150 yards is pretty much your max. *though people have and will use them further, this is my longest shot I will take due to drop and decrease in power) I use my 30-30 when i'm hunting areas where my shots will be 75 yards and less and it has never let me down.

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Old 12-17-2002, 03:21 AM
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Default RE: Best load for Winchester 30-30

each gun is differant and will shoot differant ammo better than others.the 30-03win i used to own really did not shoot the best groups with any particular bullet.
now since i hunted in maine where the big boys roam. i opted for the 170gr. because of that. ammo is cheap $8.99 - $33.99.( partition's ).i would buy a box of each of the same gran size and see what your gun likes. the best i found my old 30-30win to like was federal classic HI-SHOK's 170gr.
150yds would be max unless you use a scope and sight it in at 3" high at 100yds. but it should be kept IMHO with iron sights or peep sights.

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Old 12-17-2002, 08:11 AM
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Default RE: Best load for Winchester 30-30

My 30-30 has always liked 170 grain Core-lokts, ive tried 150's but they dont seem to shoot as good as 170's. I have taken many deer with the big corelokts and they do the job.
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