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Old April 20, 2007, 04:09 PM   #1
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Handloads for 30-30 Thompson G-2

I have a Thompson G-2 30-30 with a 14 inch barrel. My question is, would I get better performance by using fast burning pistol powder because of the short barrel? Also does anyone have some loads they have found to be succesful for this gun?
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Old April 20, 2007, 06:56 PM   #2
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The Answer To Your Question Is Absolutely,

NOT.
The powders than give the best performance in long barrels do the same in short barrels.
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Old April 21, 2007, 01:23 AM   #3
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Thanks, so is there anything unique to these guns and how they perform with 30-30 ammo?
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Old April 21, 2007, 03:17 AM   #4
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Lyman 48 has a section dedicated to the TC.
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Old April 21, 2007, 08:43 AM   #5
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Here's your problem, if you use normal pistol powders you will have poor loading density and inconsistant pressures. Go with the usual rifle powders and now you have muzzle flash and a lot of unburned powder going out the barrel. For mine, I use the quicker rifle powders like AA2200 for most of my serious hunting loads. But I also use SR4759, which is a very bulky rifle powder but is quick like IMR 4227. For plinkers I get 17.0 grs of it and it is an 80% case fill. If you have any of it I would suggest starting with the SR4759. If you shoot at a local range that occasionally has a moron on the line. Load 35.0 grs of H335 behind a 110gr carbine bullet. Run a few of those thru the gun while the moron is on line with you- he won't be there long. The muzzle blast is painful for those along side of you. In mine, it shoots great and is a starting load- or at least that's my story.
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Old April 25, 2007, 03:33 PM   #6
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Great! That gives me somewhere to start.
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