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    30-30 Win 150 gn or 170 gn

    I see a lot of folks swearing by 170 gn 30-30 Win loads for hunting. I always liked 150's in my 336's or 94's. Let's discuss pros and cons.

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    170’s have a litle more punch, but 150’s kill em just as dead. Which is best, or better, Depends on what flavor your rifle likes and shoots best or better IMO.

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    Some of my guns favor 150s while others like 170s. I just shoot whatever each prefers.

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    I prefer 150’s,but I agree with what’s been said so far. Shoot whatever your gun likes the best.
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    Mine both shoot 170’s better. And they both shoot Remington corelokts great. Neither one shoots 150’s well, and neither likes Winchester ammo. So, I stocked up on a lifetime supply of what they both shoot well.

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    The 1981 336 30-30 that I picked up this past spring seemed to like the Winchester 170g power points the best out of the several ammo types that I tried it out with, so I'm going with those for now.

    My daughter used that combo for her first deer which was DRT when she shot so I have no complaints.
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    Both are leathal... It depends on the gun... My 30-30's all like the Federal 170gr Round nose bullets... They shoot near identical to the REM 120gr managed recoil ammo... Both have dropped me deer in the twin tiers of southern NY and northern PA..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omnipotent1 View Post
    Both are lethal... It depends on the gun... My 30-30's all like the Federal 170gr Round nose bullets... They shoot near identical to the REM 120gr managed recoil ammo... Both have dropped me deer in the twin tiers of southern NY and northern PA...
    Hey, you are from my neck of the woods! I live in Galeton.
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