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spittinfire 11-26-2011 01:21 AM

30-30 Win What's your favorite powder?
So I've now got a 30-30 and I need to start reloading for it. I plan to load mainly 170gr but I will probably dip into the 150grs for fun.

I'm shooting open sights so distances will be 100yds or less on whitetail. That is my target and what I"m loading for.... What powder are you guys using?

hiwall 11-26-2011 02:04 AM

I have always used 3031.

30-30remchester 11-26-2011 03:07 AM

If you can tell by my screen name I am kinda fond of the 30-30 cartride. I have reloaded for it for 40 years now and have experemented with many powders and bullets from 90 grain to 190 grain. While there are alot of good powders, I like and have used exclusively for 20 plus years H335. It meters very well and cronographs well as moderate pressure.

DougB 11-26-2011 11:07 AM

Hard to beat IMR4895. I use it successfully in many calibers.

BlueTurf 11-26-2011 03:36 PM

My favorite powder for the 30-30 is IMR 3031. H335 is also an excellent choice.

res45 11-26-2011 05:37 PM

I use H335 & Red Dot for hunting and plinking loads but I don't use jacketed bullets. H335 is a good powder for either full house cast or jacketed bullets.

NYPD13 11-26-2011 08:43 PM

IMR4895 is a great general purpose powder. I use it in my M1 30-06 loads, 30-30, and 8x57 Mauser.

spittinfire 12-05-2011 01:07 AM

Thanks for the response guys.

I'm going to be loading on the heavier side of the scale, 150gr and up. I'm also starting to look into 223 so BL-C2 grabbed my attention. Anyone using it?

ahole 12-05-2011 01:10 AM

IMR 3031 and 4895 I use in my 308s abit. Slower burn then some. In a 30-30 you don't want a hot burn.

Silvertip 44 12-05-2011 07:45 PM

Yep, I agree. IMR 4895, I've been burning it in .30-06, .308, .30-30, and .444 for the last 35 years and have found no reason to try anything else.

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