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    30 30 mold

    any recommendation for a mold to cast boolits for a 30-30, will a lee .309 170 gr work? thank you. hatcreek




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    Lyman 311291(170gr RN GC) worked the best in my Remington 788 up to 2000 fps.

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    i think the lee will work.
    i know the rcbs 30-150-fngc or the 180 will work.
    in either a levergun or a bolt gun
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    the more i find out about shootin boolits, the more it contradicts everything i ever learned about shooting jaxketed.

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    The Lee 170 GC works just fine in my Marlin sized to .310 - .311.

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    I'm of the opinion that the 311041 is the better mold for the 30-30, especially when stacked in a tube magazine. Sure, a lead round nose is unlikely to set off a primer in the stack, but a nice flat meplat is hard to beat.

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    The Ranch dog, RCBS 180gr FN, Lyman 31141, and 311291 all shoot good in my Marlin. I believe you would be happy with any one of them.

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    my win don't care for the 311041 so much, neither does my savage.
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    the more i find out about shootin boolits, the more it contradicts everything i ever learned about shooting jaxketed.

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    I have both 311041 and Noe/ RD 311 - 165. And the NOE has done so good in my 30/30, an 300 Savage and I haven't even worked with the 041.

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    I love my ranch dog mold. I even shootem out of the 06s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hatcreek View Post
    any recommendation for a mold to cast boolits for a 30-30, will a lee .309 170 gr work? thank you. hatcreek
    yes it works just fine that is what that boolet was meant for

    my mold drops them at .310 so i don't even size them tumble and shoot no gas checks , up to 14-1500fps they are great at 50 yards for fun shooting low pressures very easy on brass

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    Ranch dog boolits

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    My Winchester 94 SRC made in 08 shoots the 311041 FANTASTIC! At the widest I get 2" groups at 100yds. Otherwise the holes are 1/4"-1/2" and touching. Sized .311. Its my favorite!
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    Doesn't appear that you're a brand snob so the Lee will prob'ly work for you. My 30-30's like the Lee 150FN pretty well. Regards, Woody
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    The 31141 and 311291 have worked well for me.

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    Plenty of people swear by the ranchdog moulds, I've got one but havent used it yet. Lee is cheap and works fine. like everything else you're going to have to work up a load for that particular gun, ie; seating depth, powder types, charges and even alloy differences.
    Are you using it for plinking only or possibly big game? lots of us figure out what we want the boolit to do 1st, then we work up a load for the use, but there's plenty that just like slinging lead at paper and cans and it doesn't matter how heavy the boolit is or what it looks like as long as it hits.
    Good luck, there's plenty on here more than willing to help you along the way when you make a plunge on a mold.

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    I just cast my first from a Ranch Dog mold this past weekend and am very impressed so far. I have hated Lee molds in the past and swore I'd never mess with one again, but had never tried a six cavity and after the first pot, that thing is a joy to use.

    The Ranch Dog design looks good. I mainly wanted a deer hunting bullet, and I'm sure it's terminal performance will be great, but if it's reasonably accurate, it may become my standard bullet in .30s.

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    The Lee 170 gr. flat point with gas check was the first mould I got for my 1971 model 94 Win. in 30-30. I cast em of wheel weights, gas check and size to .308 or .309 and load them over enough Red Dot to reach 1600 fps. It's accurate and pleasant shooting.... gary

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    Another must include is the Saeco #316.

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    I would like to use it for hunting, I ordered the LEE C.309-170-F, I figured I have almost 6 months to work up a load, anyways thanks all for your advise, get ready for pics and loads of questions in the very near future. HC

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwpercle View Post
    The Lee 170 gr. flat point with gas check was the first mould I got for my 1971 model 94 Win. in 30-30. I cast em of wheel weights, gas check and size to .308 or .309 and load them over enough Red Dot to reach 1600 fps. It's accurate and pleasant shooting.... gary
    I use the same except AA 5744 powder.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check