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I have only found two loads for 30 Remington, using 150 & 170 grain soft points and IMR 4895 powder. Does anyone have some different loads using other powders and bullets? Thanks!!
 

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3Marlins -

What are you looking for, in terms of bullet weights and/or powders? We have 192 30 Rem loads in our smaller day-in-day-out database (don't know, maybe 5x that in the 100mb database). If you can be more specific we'll happily share what we have.

do shoot straight,
greg
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ps. it sounds like you found a set of 30 Rem dies???
 
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More specific huh? Okay, how about some loads using Hornady 170 gr RN, Speer 150 gr FP, and any for 128 gr or 140 gr FP, SP, or RN bullets? Considering that I only found two loads, both using H4895 powder, almost anything else would be appreciated. Thank you very much! Gale
 

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The conventional advice is that .30 Remington is so close to .30-30 WCF that you can use .30-30 data.
 

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3Marlins (when does it become 4Marlins, then 5... ;-) etc)?

For starting loads LeftOver is correct - there is only a 0.1gr difference btwn the 3030 Win and the 30 Rem... but for max loads one has to be more careful in that the 3030 is rated at 38kcup vs 35kcup for the 30 Rem.

W/re data:

(from lyman44-46)

30 rem (data listed separate from 3030 data)
22" Rem m81 1:12 twist

for : 110gr Rem SP (oal not specified)
------ starting load -- max load
i3031 32gr 2364fps 35gr 2500
i4895 35gr 2364fps 39 2652
i4064 34gr 2183fps 38 2557
i4320 34gr 2222fps 38 2487
i4350 38gr 2118fps 40.5 2277
h380 38gr 2262fps 42 2427

for : 150gr Rem spcl (no oal)
i3031 30gr 2123fps 33 2364
i4895 31gr 2066fps 35.5 2352
i4064 32gr 2061fps 36 2183
i4320 32gr 2207fps 36 2330
i4350 36gr 1980fps 40 2232
h380 35gr 1964fps 39.5 2188

for : 170gr Rem spcl (no oal)
i3031 27gr 1893fps 30 2114
i4895 30gr 1945fps 33 2145
i4064 29gr 1845fps 32 2049
i4320 29gr 1941fps 32 2036
i4350 32gr 1661fps 36 1953
h380 33gr 1818gps 37 2020

for : 173gr lyman 311291 w/ gc
2400 16gr 1730fps 20 2000
i4227 17.5gr 1754fps 22 2024
i4198 19gr 1697fps 25.5 2118


(combining Speer 7 + Speer 8 )
unspecified firearm, barrellength twist and oal
primer is cci200 except (*) where cci250 was used
(data listed in conjunction with 3030 data)

for : 150gr spr fn

------- max load......mid.....starting
h380 38gr 2280fps 36gr 2192 34gr 2111
i4320 38gr 2399fps 36 2264 34 2153
i4895 38gr 2374fps 36 2234 34 2158
i4064 37gr 2415fps 35 2295 33 2155
rl11 35gr 2403fps 33 2312 31 2204
blc2 34gr 2289 32 2159 30 2005
i3031 34gr 240 32 2259 30 2162
i4198 29gr 2372fps 27 2285 25 2147
748 35gr 2223 33 2108 31 1945 (*)

for : 170gr spr fn
h380 36gr 2082fps 34 1957 32 1864
rl21 33gr 2012 31 1964 29 1789
748 31gr 2004fps 29 1862 27 1697 (*)
i4320 34gr 2161fps 32 2029 30 1869
i4895 34gr 2223fps 32 2099 30 1958
i4064 33gr 2168fps 31 2067 29 1893
blc2 34gr 2210fps 32 2135 30 2074
rl11 31gr 2208fps 29 2080 27 1880
i3031 31gr 2168fps 29 2039 27 1853

hope that helps, and do shoot straight,
greg
www.gmdr.com

ps. Phil Sharpe's 1939 book is rich with 30 rem data, likewise, Handloader #28; over and above that there's a fair amount of data distributed, a little data here, a little data there etc.

pps. Speer 7, 8 or Lyman 44-46 generally can be had on eBay for < $10
 
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gmushial, uhhh.....I'm way past three now, but I have used the name too long to change :lol:

Thanks for the loads. I wondered about using 30/30 data, realizing that the 30 Rem. is just a rimless cousin. Although I have been reloading for several years, I still consider myself a beginner and was, therefore, reluctant to make assumptions or substitutions. Thank you very much for the information.
 

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3Marlins (though actually more)....

Buying Marlins is kind like the potato chip ad: can't eat/buy just one - have been there, done that... though about a decade ago we stopped buying new/used Marlins, and started swapping barrels to make what Marlin never produced: a 336 in 17-225 or 17-22/250, 25-35 slow twist, 6mm-30/30 or 1895 in 7mm-348 AI, 35-348, or 450 Alaskan, or a 1895m becoming a 6.5-450 Marlin, etc etc - quite nice how 700 Rem barrels can be stripped of their threads, rethreaded for the smaller diameter block threads of the 336/1895 receiver and reamed to about any chambering of interest - also a lot less money: $40-50 for an unloved barrel and $60-100 for mounting the new barrel (but of course this ignores the $1000's that go into developing the appropriate loads for each new "invention"... but I guess: one can either spend the money on fast cars or expensive vacations... or one can spend it on "interesting" chamberings.... life is all about choices ;-) )

do enjoy, and do shoot straight,
greg
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