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    Quote Originally Posted by Four-Sixty View Post
    I've been partial to 16 grains of 2400 under the Lee 170 grain RNFP.

    I also like the same boolit over a case full of Trailboss. It hits to the point of aim at 100 yards.


    I too have been experimenting with 2400 Chris and find it works quite well.
    You can miss fast & you can miss a lot, but only hits count.

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    3031 is never a bad choice. I have also had good luck with
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    It's kinda hard to go wrong with the 30-30
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    A true classic that doesn’t care much what you feed it. My first 30-30 loads featured 150 gr CoreLokt component bullets over Hercules Re21 powder. I’ve used the IMR powders from 4198 to 4831, Re7,Re11, and new R15, H335, H380,BLc2, Varget, Acc 2460- and that’s just for jacketed. IMR 3031 is my pick for cast and jacketed but I’m not too fanatical about it......

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    I'm surprized that LeverEvolution was mentioned only once. I have been getting some good results.

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    I haven't tried Lever E. but I hear great things about approaching. 300 Savage performance with it. I can't say if it is a "better" cast choice.

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    LeverE works great for cast or jax at mid to hot loads, not very efficient for light loads but does work. I used 20gr. under a 170 RD style without GC and got good results. But unique or 2400 need less powder for the same result.
    Whatever!

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    I have a pound of 3031 I'll eventually try.

    As a friend put it when he told me it was his favorite .30-30 powder: "It's the .30-30 one."

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpaspr View Post
    I have a pound of 3031 I'll eventually try.

    As a friend put it when he told me it was his favorite .30-30 powder: "It's the .30-30 one."
    That it is.

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    Having some real accuracy problems with a T/C Carbine.

    I have so far used Trail boss with two bullets.

    Lyman 173g fp with two powders 4198 & 3031.

    A NOE 178 RD HP bullet with 4198 & 3031.

    Lyman 311440 150g RN with Trail boss and 3031.

    Bullets sized both .310 & .311. All loads starting or less. Top vel probably not 1700.

    Now the gun is also unproven and was bought used but was plagued with missfires. I fixed that with new set of springs and Federal Primers. Some 45 rounds fired today. Zero leading found in barrel. All bullets powder coated today. Shooting was at 50 yards and altho I found point of impact it was inconsistent as if bullet Problems but none of the dozen or so holes where imperfect. (No yaw noticed)

    All bullets where moderately hard from 13-18 BHN. Some water quenched others air cooled. All quenched from powder coat oven.

    Any load suggestions?

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    Like pretty much most everyone that has chimed in, 3031. I did begin, however, using Winchester 748, and had nearly as much luck with that. Then the supplies kind of dried up. For some reason, I haven't found Alliant Reloder 7 to be as good in my rifles as some people have told me.

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    Any one using 2400?
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    CW, yes 2400 is my favorite. 16.0 plus or minus on a gas checked 150 with or without a dacron filler. For a non hunting load 10.0 plus or minus is a good plinking load. no filler on the 10.0 grain load.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABJ View Post
    CW, yes 2400 is my favorite. 16.0 plus or minus on a gas checked 150 with or without a dacron filler. For a non hunting load 10.0 plus or minus is a good plinking load. no filler on the 10.0 grain load.
    Tony
    I tried a 17g load yesterday under a 155g spitzer GC. No filler. (I dont ever use fillers in bottle neck cases) the load shot very well leaving me a 3-4” group @ 100. I was not trying to shoot super accurate. (Im chasing a problem)

    Ill be trying more for sure THANK YOU!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder Stick View Post
    Ive been loading WW748 in the 30-30 for decades. 34.5 grains for 150s and 32.0 grains for 170s. Winchester brass and primers, with whatever 150 and 170 grain j-word projectiles I could find. Accurate and reliable with normal pressure signs.
    Same two loads I use and have killed everything with them up to and including several moose.The 170gr will do a yard of moose before stopping.

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    Classic? I think weve answered that......3031.

    That being said, there are a plethora that work well.

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    What I do is look at the data of what is close for the boolit I want to load and see what powders there is and what I do have I load 5 rounds of each normal at the min and see what one will group the best of of it all and then work on that one powder to close in the group to where I feel ok with.
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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