I recently came full circle when I saw a add for a 1969 336 30-30 in good condition . I started hunting 40 years ago with a 336 30-30 and as it would happen after a few years of success i decided i needed a 270 and that was where the odesey of more and more extreme rifles began . and after more rifles than i care to talk about i am back hunting with 30-30 and am loving it . My question is does any body use the federal premiun nosler partitions? I went with my old stand by ammo 170 gr. Rem cor-lokts . I shot a 225lb boar with one at approx 60yds. It dropped at the shot and did not get up . When i went over to him 2hrs later he was very much alive just shot kinda high in the sholder but missed the lungs and was realy pissed . After finishing him off i noticed i didnt get a pass through with the inital shot . the bullit seemed to semi explode . Does this sound normal ? On a side note i was at my folks house for the holidays and found a box of my 30-30 cartridges from the 80's, up on closed examination it is obvious they have different projectiles. Any how I am wanting the best 30-30 ammo I can get. I get to hunt a river swamps hear in Louisiana where mature bucks reach weights over 250lbs.and am looking for a load that will work on almost any forward shot angle . The partitions seam to show promise. Any suggestions are appreciated.