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    30-30 varmint load

    Whats the most explosive and accurate varmint bullet for 30-30 speeds?
    Ive loaded up some 110 gr speer hp varminter and get MOA accuracy. My concerns is that that particular bullet doesn't like wind very much and I that the MPBR could be stretched some with a higher BC bullet. Any of you MO-members tested different varmint bullets?

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    There are quite a few threads already on the books for this subject. You could do a search for the lengthy conversations too. But you'll get responses.

    Quite a few have used the Sierra 110HP with positive results. I don't think there is much you can do about wind. The lighter the bullet the more susceptible they are to crosswinds. Generally speaking.

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    Here's one of those threads with some links. Some of the information in the links appears to be outside traditional loading recommendations. Proceed with caution but it is interesting reading.

    Lighter 30-30 Bullets (Not Lighter Loads!)
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    Thx BFPGW! Ill go through the link now Im aware of the problems with spirepoints in a tubular mag and similar unorthodox reload in lever reloading.

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    Great. Without having any previous exchanges with you I can't tell if you need the warnings or not. Looking forward to further exchanges as my big project this year is getting my 336TS and a handload ready for coyotes late this spring.

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    30-30 Factory 110 HP replication load

    The Sierra 110 HP is very close in profile to the original 30-30 110 gr h.p. cartridge (1925-1950). Factory ballistics were 2,720 f.p.s.
    Here is a pic with the original factory cartridge on the left and a replication (reload) on the right....



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    I have fired the 110 Sierra out to 300 meters (327 yards) at steel targets and have found it to be very accurate at that distance.

    No problem at all using them in a tubular magazine since the bullet nose does not rest directly on the primer of the preceeding cartridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oivinn83mod View Post
    My concerns is that that particular bullet doesn't like wind very much and I that the MPBR could be stretched some with a higher BC bullet. Any of you MO-members tested different varmint bullets?
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    .30WCF has a pretty complete list of bullets that will work, I've used the 100gr Speer Plinker, the 110gr Speer HP and the 125gr Sierra FP in lever guns. The crimp groove is in the right spot on the 110/125gr bullets for smooth feeding in Marlins and Winchesters. Powders that work well are all over the place, I've used BL-C2, W748, AA2520, and the 4895's with excellent results for accuracy and rapid expansion on smaller critters. The Speer 130gr FP is a sleeper that most handloaders tend to overlook. They are not a pest bullet, they are a tougher design for deer and similar game, and also work really well in reduced loads for the .308 or .30-06.

    For groundhogs, I doubt you'll get better results with another bullet, that 110gr Speer HP is usually as good for accuracy as any lever gun can bring to the game, and made to come apart at .30-30 speeds. BTW, it's also a very good bullet with Trail Boss to get new shooters comfortable with a hunting rifle.

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    All responses are right on! My favorite .30-30 varmint loads are the Hornady 100 grain short jacket (I used it for years over IMR 3031) and I had good results with the 110 grain Speer. I always had super results with the Sierra 125 grain HP over WW748 or H335 and it is also just right for SE Oklahoma's whitetail deer. My report is not real scientific because I always use buckhorn sights with lever guns, but I had nearly 40 years of good luck with these light bullets in the .30-30, both Marlin and Brand W.

    I'm looking at retiring in about 3 months and might use some of my time to put a Leupold VXI 3-9X that I got as a bargain on my Westpoint Model 30 - it's the only lever I have at this time that is drilled & tapped. Then I will be able to see how accurate these bullets really are - if I don't like the results I will blame the scope!


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    I've used the 125 Nosler with H335 but mostly in my 788 bolt gun because it can take a bit healthier load
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