Let's put this to bed. I just got off the phone with Hornady. The ZMax is a plinking/varmint bullet. ANYTHING WITH a MAX DESIGNATION IS NOT FOR GAME USE. The smaller calibers are similar to the VMax. The only bullets Hornady recommends for game is Interlock, Interbond, GMX, FTX, and SST.
Did you ask specifically about the 30-30 offering? I just think it would be silly for them to design a whole different bullet when they could just stick a green tip on the FTX and that's the only change in the assembly line...
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