Has anyone tried this?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by bigdaddy573, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    I got a win 94 and I got a idea running around my head after seeing buffalo bore has 190gr bullet load for 30-30 and I was thinking if it's possible to load 220 grain rn bullets and what type of data could I get in velocity and energy from it I'm not going to try it till I know if it's possible safe and if I can gain anything from it
     
  2. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I doubt that a bullet that heavy would stabilize in a .30-30bore. Even if it did, velocity would be so low no expansion would occur.
     

  3. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Ya that's true I was just thinking if i could get it to work with good velocity and energy that would be a good hog thumper not saying a 170 wouldn't do the job but it would penetrate a little deeper
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    180 is the heaviest load I can find data for. Rate of twist is not likely to stabilize a bullet as long as the 220 grain. .308 has same problem. If the bullet is yawing sideways at impact, penetration will not be good. Leave a hell of a bruise, tho.
     
  5. hiwall

    hiwall Active Member

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    They would not feed thru the action. If you loaded them single-shot they could easily cause very high pressures in your gun.
     
  6. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    So in other words don't try to fix what ain't broke right.