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Old 06-07-2010, 12:39 AM   #11
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Honestly,we make usually only 30 yard shots where we hunt,sometimes through sapplings,so I think any old bullet will work just fine,I think I will stick with 150 seeing as it has a little more energy at close range,and I doubt I will actually hit sapplings.I don't know if hollow points or soft points or the hyshoks are going to be the best though.

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Old 06-07-2010, 05:30 PM   #12
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Any bullet, of any caliber, and of any shape can potentially deflect on shrubs, branches and twigs. Some do so more often than others, but all of them can and sometimes do.

That being said, just about any factory brand of 30-30 ammo should work equally well for the use you have described. From the viewpoint of the deer there is no practical difference to being killed with a Winchester round rather than one sold in a box marked Remington or Hornady. Dead is dead. The plus for the SP ammo is the rounded nose. Pointed spire tip ammo runs the risk of the bullet nose impacting (during loading or recoil) the primer of the next bullet in a tubular magazine (such as is found in Marlins and Winchesters).

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Any bullet, of any caliber, and of any shape can potentially deflect on shrubs, branches and twigs. Some do so more often than others, but all of them can and sometimes do.
Agreed. The myth of "brush busters" is just that. A myth. Flat points are not going to perform better than a spire point or spitzer by plowing through undergrowth.
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:20 AM   #14
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Default Good ammo for the .30-30 is easy to find!

The .30-30 has been around a long time and the ammo mfrs. have got it down pat for deer hunting. Don't get carried away about 150 vs 170 grain loads. Reality, from 20 inch barrels the 150gr move out around 2150 fps and the 170gr at 2050 fps. Just use what the gun likes.

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Old 06-30-2010, 10:40 PM   #15
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i have used win,big green,new hornady ....its a toss up... i only have used 150's til the hornadys ..i like the leverevolution 165's..but the winchesters have always performed great

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