30-30 Winchester

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Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may be excessive in others. All loads should be reduced by 5% as a starting point for development where cartridges have greater than 40 grains in capacity and 10% for cartridges with less than 40 grain capacity following safe handloading practices as represented in established mainstream reloading manuals. Presentation of these loads does not constitute a solicitation for their use, nor a recommendation.

Cartridge
30-30 WCF
Firearm T/C Contender
Barrel Length 14″
Min – Max Case Length* 2.0395″ +0.0″/-0.020″
Min – Max Cartridge Overall Length 2.450″ – 2.550″
Primer CCI 200 Large Rifle
Bullet Diameter 0.309″ +0.0″/-0.003″
Reloading Dies Hornady Custom Grade
 * Some listings exceed SAAMI Maximum COL as allowed by the T/C Contender.
At or below SAAMI 42,000 PSI

 

Bullet Type  Bullet Weight
Grains
Net H2O
Grains
Capacity
COL” Powder Type Powder Charge
Grains
Muzzle Velocity
fps
Muzzle Energy
ft/lbs
Speer TNT 125 39.9 2.740 Re 7 31.0 2260 1418
Speer TNT 125 39.9 2.740 Alliant Varmint 36.5 2432 1642
Speer TNT 125 39.9 2.740 BL-C2 38.0 2348 1531
Speer TNT 125 39.9 2.740 CFE 223 36.0 2383 1577
Hornady SP 130 39.9 2.660 Re 7 31.0 2292 1517
Hornady SP 130 39.9 2.660 Alliant Varmint 36.5 2337 1577
Hornady SP 130 39.9 2.660 Varget 36.0 2371 1623
Hornady SP 130 39.9 2.660 CFE 223 35.5 2306 1535
Speer Hot-Cor 150 37.0 2.700 Re 7 29.0 2188 1595
Speer Hot-Cor 150 37.0 2.700 Alliant Varmint 34.0 2221 1643
Speer Hot-Cor 150 37.0 2.700 CFE 223 36.5 2259 1700
Speer Hot-Cor 150 37.0 2.700 Winchester 748 37.0 2194 1604
Hornady FTX 160 32.5 2.550 Re 10 27.0 2098 1564
Hornady FTX 160 32.5 2.550 Varget 33.0 2085 1545
Hornady FTX 160 32.5 2.550 BL-C2 36.0 2007 1431
Hornady FTX 160 32.5 2.550 CFE 223 34.5 2152 1646
Sierra Pro Hunter 180 37.7 2.770 Re 10x 26.5 1891 1430
Sierra Pro Hunter 180 37.7 2.770 BL-C2 32.5 1904 1449
Sierra Pro Hunter 180 37.7 2.770 IMR 4198 25.0 1898 1440
Sierra Pro Hunter 180 37.7 2.770 Norma 201 30.5 1912 1462
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