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    ppu 30-30 170 gr fp.

    Any one try this ammo for hunting.
    Just picked up a box .if its good stuff. I will save it.
    Or I will just shoot it up and use the brass to reload with.
    Last edited by no primers; 01-20-2016 at 02:59 PM.
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    Not sure about that caliber but a buddy tried a bunch of .308 and could only keep a 4" group at 100yds.

    Give it try and let us know!
    New to Marlins but already got the bug. Dammit. And now I went and caught some reloading.

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    Thanks for your post.
    I will shoot a few rounds and give a range report.

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    I have used Privi ammo in my .22 Hornet, they had a .223 diameter round which worked decently in my old 23D. And I have used some of their ammo in my C96, .30 Mauser. It seems like it's as good accuracy wise as any basic ammo. Definitely not in the Hornady or Lapa league, but good for the money.
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    no primers, PPU is generally decent ammo. The .30-30, however, can cause issues in some lever action guns. Either it's loaded hot, the brass is soft, or both, and some shooters find that the fired brass can be sticky to eject. Some even get completely stuck. Before you buy a bunch, try a box first to make sure you don't have that happen.
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    Thanks johnD13
    I have only shot there fmj. 303 brt. And it did quite well.
    I don't know about there hunting loads performance. Etc.

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    I know a few people with lever guns that have had problems with it.
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    Ok thanks for info guys.

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    For what it's worth I picked up some PPU 30-30 brass from the firing line at my local outdoor range. Out of 20 cases, all 20 cases were too large in diameter to fit the shell holder on my press. Of course, I could have taken a dremel tool and opened up the shell holder a little but instead I sent the PPU brass down the road.

    I have limited experience with PPU brass and until now what experience I do have has been good. But this 30-30 brass caused me some concern.

    Best of luck,

    Steve in N CA
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    I've shot a few rounds of the 123g round nose Prvi Partizan (PPU) in my Mini 30 (7.62x39) which I sometimes use dogging the swampy bush on my property. That's where deer like to hide out by the middle of the first week of hunting season. Accuracy, from the cartridge and rifle is OK for the purpose and I had no ejection/extraction issues with it.

    I read/heard that the PPU brass is OK for reloading, can't recall where, but I am not a handloader so really not competent on the subject.
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