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Top .30-30 Hunting Loads

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Top .30-30 Hunting Loads

~ by Kristin Alberts from Guns.com

Visit any hunting camp, shooting range, or gun shop and you’ll be hard pressed to find somebody who hasn’t cut their teeth on a 30-30 lever action rifle. Though we live in the days of faster, flatter calibers, the venerable little round will not be pushed into obscurity. What helps keep the chambering viable in the modern era is a contingent of ever-improving factory ammunition offerings aimed at improving accuracy, range, and lethality for hunters. After extensive range and field time, here are the best we’ve found:

What do you think?

4 Comments
  • highcountry45
    October 19, 2018

    Great rifle for young hunters.

  • Mike.el338
    October 19, 2018

    Maybe I’ve missed something over the years, or maybe something has changed that I’m not aware of, but I don’t know what is meant by the term “bullet distortion”.
    I have shot all manner of tubular magazine fed rifles for longer than I care to mention, and I continue to do so without any hint of “bullet distortion”.
    Now what is important is to be mindful that most sharply pointed bullets, Spitzer types, can’t safely be loaded at maximum capacity into tubular magazines. Old timers who did so had to observe the limit of one in the chamber and one in the magazine, for a two shot gun.
    If there is any “bullet distortion”, then it’s intentionally engineered into the design, as in the Hornady flex tip, where the soft pointed polymer nose of the bullet is designed to deform rather than ignite the primer of the cartridge ahead of it in the magazine. This is also the only exception to the aforementioned pointed bullet rule.
    The 30-30 was originally named the 30 Winchester Central Fire, 30 WCF. It was one of the very first smokeless powder cartridges, and it makes me smile seeing in this article the new ammunition available for this groundbreaking cartridge. Tradition and excellence, it doesn’t get much better than this.

  • larryd053
    November 7, 2018

    Love the magazine. Almost as much as my Henry 30-30 and 22 LR lever actions. Really enjoyed all the articles. Thanks for a great publication!

  • hbell1861
    March 10, 2019

    Beautiful guns and accessories – I have two Henry .22 cal. rifles and the Mare’s Leg .22. I love the fact that they are quality made in the USA, as well as the rich history going back to the American civil war. I have not stepped up to the higher clibers yet as I do not hunt, but seriously considering that this year. Cudos to a great product and wonderful organization!