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How much black powder in a 30/30 load?

Old 02-16-2022, 06:41 AM
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Default Obviously wrong

Originally Posted by Roskoe
Obviously, the original load for this caliber was 30 grains (by volume) of black powder. I'm not sure if I would load black powder here, unless for some nostalgic reason, over smokeless. Create yourself a cleanup issue. There is abundant loading data for a wide variety of smokeless powders - including somereduced loads made for cast bullets.
The 30-30 was never loaded with anything other than smokeless. The 30-30 has a 1-12 twist where the .32 Special has 1-16 envisioned as a smokeless/BP rd less BP fouling with the 1-16"
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Old 09-05-2022, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by TUK101
Ok, I cast up some 170gr lead bullets and am wondering what would be a good starting load with black powder? I have Goex FF and FFF and some Pyrodex FFF.
The 30/30 was never a smokless round.
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