You're likely to get exactly what you're looking for with standard .30-30 cup and core bullets designed for use with the round. If they'll kill a 700 pound elk clean at 150 yards, leaving an exit wound in the process, I would suspect that they'd do fine on a 400lb hog, too. I've not had the personal experience of shooting a hog quite that large, but I've shot more than a few over 275 pounds with a .30-30 at distances from a couple of dozen yards to a couple of hundred. I don't recall penetration ever being a problem.444 said:Actually what i am looking for is a heavy bullet with deep penetration, even on a 400 lbs hog.
Tele-Caster said:That said, I can't see any reason for using Hornady's 180 grain .308 RN's when there are plenty of excellent component bullets available that have been designed expressly for use in the .30-30.
I certainly agree with T-C and Halwg The only thing I can suggest is look around and find a 180gr. bullet that's made for a 30 30 win cartridge. If there is.Halwg said:The reason a lot of guns fail is the use of the wrong bullet. This would be one of those cases.
That's funny. I just logged on here to ask the same thing. You know you can't use that screen name unless you actually own the gun! ;DCity Slicker said:This might be a silly question, but....since your name is 444, why not just shoot 'em with a 444? ;D
I had a little bad conscience when i picket it. Even worse, i have been considering to buy a 45-70 instead of a 444.Halwg said:That's funny. I just logged on here to ask the same thing. You know you can't use that screen name unless you actually own the gun! ;D
Thanks, for the link.308/338 said:The info. isn't mine if you use it you are on your own risk.
Maybe this website will help.
Loads for .30/30 Rifle:
(Note: These are near maximum loads, you should use 10% less to start.)
(See note on Powders below or read all about various Powders.)
Bullet is .308" diameter. Due to different barrel lengths, type of bullet, seating depth, primer type and other factors, you may not get near the FPS charted. It is just a guide and the reason you should start under these charges and work up.
180 grain JRN (Speer Jacketed Round Nose))
IMR 4895 30.5 gr. 1,900 FPS
IMR 3031 31.0 gr. 1,925
( 180 gr. Not normally used in 30/30, but you can.
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