30-30 lever Ammo

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by deadeye199824, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. deadeye199824

    deadeye199824 New Member

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    I thought if a 30-30 had a point then in the tube it is possible for a round to make another go off so why is there a 30-30 round with a point
     
  2. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    For those 30-30 firearms that do not have a tube-fed magazine.
     

  3. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    The only 30-30 ammo I ever seen with a point is the Hornady lever ammo and the tip on it flexes
     
  4. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    That is Hornady's Leverevolution ammo (they also sell the bullets and the powder for those who roll their own).

    I do believe that there are some box fed magazine rifles, then there is also the Thompson Contender single-shot handgun for which you can get a 30-30 Winchester barrel.
     
  5. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    The savage m99 was chambered in 30-30 along with a boat load of calibers I new they sold the bullets and powder for it
     
  6. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Savage Model 99 is has a rotary magazine and can use spitzer bullets.
     
  7. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Yes in deed! Regular pointed bullets can set off the round in front of it in the 30-30 tubular magazine. That is why Hornady has the new soft tip 30-30 rounds that are safe to shoot in a 30-30's tubular magazine. There may also be some other manufacturers that have them now also?

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  8. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    The lever evolution ammo from Hornady has a flex tip bullet that will not set off a primer in a mag tube. It also has blended powder that gives it more velocity. This combination if velocity and a lower drag bullet adds a bit more effective range to the .30-30.

    The rounds I have fired of this ammo were also very consistent and just about as accurate as hand loads.
     
  9. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Here is a Hickock 45 video with the Savage 99 chambered in 300 Savage, but it explains it well.
     
  10. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Winchester 95 too.
     
  11. outlaw4life09

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    Quick question, call me an idiot if you want, but would soft point, or hollow point for that matter, cause the .30-30. To tube fire as well? I have a marlin 30-30 and this is the first i've ever heard of a cartridge fire in the tube.
     
  12. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    The Lever Evolution ammo works great in a tube fed mag. The "average" round/soft point ammo has no problems that I've ever heard of. I know I've shot a bunch of the "normal" stuff and it's always worked well for me.
     
  13. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Soft point and hollow point are OK, as long as it is not a spitzer. What you are avoiding is striking the primer in the center (like a firing pin or hammer would do) so it will hit the anvil in the center of the primer (check out a reloading manual that has cutaway drawings of primers if this is not clear.)
     
  14. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    As been stated they are other 30-30 shooters besides tube fed-
    Thats where common sense comes it to play--
     
  15. krosskelt

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    I had to alter my follower when I started using the Leverevolution ammo. The tips when loading would get stuck between the rounded end of the carrier and the tube. Has anybody else had this problem? I found some followers you can buy that had a blunt end on them. I just pulled mine out and took it to work and made it blunt with a slight recess to center the ammo tip in the follower. It fits perfectly in the tube now and have not had any problems. I have been trying to search for an article or post on this. If there is not one I will make one.
     
  16. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I load Hornady 170 grain flat point bullets over **.* grains of 4064. My son killed his first elk with that load in a 94 Winchester. One shot. Clean kill. Bullet expanded to over 1/2 inch and was found under the skin on the off side. Completely penetrated a large elk's chest.