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I bought a bunch of these (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=222789) locally to use while teaching my wife and other recoil sensitive people how to shoot. All I have access to is a 30-30 and while it is probably not the best rifle to be teaching people how to shoot with I am doing the best I can with putting light ammo in it. I have been using those 100 grain rounds that I posted above and they actually shoot really well even out to 100 yards. I am just putting them over the minimum load of 31 grains of 3031.

My question is can I load a full tube of these? At the range today I was just loading two so after I chamber the first one there is only one in the tube while I am shooting. They were in my Hornady loading manual under 30-30 so I figure I can fill up the tube, but wanted to check with you knowledgeable people before blowing up my beloved Marlin.

Thanks for the help,

Mike
 

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Probably not the best idea, reason being they seem to have a blunt but pointed tip. Seems to me if the ammo sits perfectly inline and not canted to one side in the tube there could be a chain fire. I've often thought about taking something like that an taking off a bit on the nose to make it more a flat point, the tip that is there now looks to be primer size, i would want something bigger in diameter. Mr fixit
 

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Actually............ if you lay 2 cartridges on the table nose to tail, you will see that the bullet nose does not line up directly on the primer so no problem filling the tube. ;D

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If folks cant handle a 30-30, you need to start them off with a 22 rimfire.
 

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Thanks for the help guys. I think I am going to have them load them up one at a time just to be on the safe side.
 

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Not quite on topic but I load the Hornady 150 grain with the flat nose at 31 grains of H4895 (about 3 grains below max depending on the manual). I then add a recoil pad and the thing shoots like a powerful 22. My 14 year old who is not fond of the recoil on my 270 loves it.
 

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I use Berrys plated for plinkers also intended for the 30 carbine, I load one in the tube one in the chamber also.

The Sierra 125gn FN HP would be a better choice for plinking and hunting both, it has a crimp groove for mag tube leverguns in 30-30
 

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jayghmi said:
Not quite on topic but I load the Hornady 150 grain with the flat nose at 31 grains of H4895 (about 3 grains below max depending on the manual). I then add a recoil pad and the thing shoots like a powerful 22. My 14 year old who is not fond of the recoil on my 270 loves it.
I got a recoil pad also. I think with that and the downloaded ammo it should be a pretty positive and fun experience for them. I will report back on how it goes.
 

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That lead tip is not hard enough to set off the primer in front of it. The nose of it is no more pointy or blunt than a standard 150gr. win power point. If you're that concerned with it, load one in the chamber at a time. I shoot the 110gr. sierra varminter HP over IMR4895 in my 30-30 and get EXCEPTIONAL accuracy, but caution must be taken with them.
 
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