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Old February 10, 2001, 03:40 PM   #1
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hi im using h4895 powder and 150 gr hornady .308 roundnose #3035 bullets.i use the same powder and bullet in my 30-30 with
great results with 34.3 gr h4895 and now i need to get a good proper load for my 30-06 with these two components,the 150 gr
rn and h4895, i use cci primers and all my 30-06 brass is lake city match cases 76 and 63.what i need is someone whose
loaded these and some data to work with,my gut instinct says i should start at 42 .gr of h4895 but im asking first as all i can
find is data on boatails and heavier bullets.i would like to keep the round nose as i like the results it does when im out hunting
with it so i need a good deer load for one and a good plinker load for seconds with same bullet for the 30-06 though.the bullet
drop with the plinker i can adjust elevation for if need be.
ill be using a 1903 sporter (safe number folks) springfield with a remington 9-43 two groove barrel in mint shape with a 6x18
scope.in my house i like to use the same bullet and powder for my 30's to keep it simple in my reloading with no mix-up
hazards.any info is much greatly appreciated. L.Hawk
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Old February 10, 2001, 06:38 PM   #2
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Hornady's 4th addition list 45.1 grs. of H4895 as a starting load for thier 150 gr projectiles. Your #3035 RN is on the list. Since you are using military brass and they were not I would say that your starting point would be about right on the money. With a fine 1903 like yours you should probably be able to work the load up a bit for better results. Good luck

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Old February 10, 2001, 07:50 PM   #3
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"Loadbooks USA"

This company publishes reloading manuals for individual cartridges. I bought a .30-'06 manual from them; around 60 pages of loading data. All powders, bullets, and on and on...They also have a .30-30 manual.

You can order online at http://www.loadbooks.com

The most complete information on exterior ballistics and trajectories, etc, is in the Sierra books. They explain how the calculations are done, and have beaucoup tables and charts.

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Old February 10, 2001, 08:11 PM   #4
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many thanx !, i appreciate the help! i like the slower burning 4895 powders alot.
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Old February 11, 2001, 01:24 AM   #5
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Old Hawk. If your 150 gr. RN bullet is designed primarily for 30-30 velocities, it will be very destructive on venison at top velocity. There was an article called "Dynamite on Deer" in an early copy of, I believe GUNS Magazine. The Author was loading 30-30 type bullets on rounds such as the .308 Win. and 30-06. This ws, if memory serves, sometime in the late 1960s. I tried his loads, and yes,if you hit a shoulder, rather than the lungs, you threw the whole front quarter away. I'm not trying to dissuade you from what you want to do; just passing on what happened when I did it. One thing about the loads though. With a good lung shot, they didn't go far. Remember though. Stay away from the big bones.
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Old February 11, 2001, 03:24 PM   #6
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paul many thanx for the advice as well. i think ill start out at 38 grains tho as a precaution to that just in case and work up to maybe 42 max. with me its always a lung shot carefully placed but if i do hit the shoulder i sure dont want to trash it much,hence the 38gr. at least at 38 gr starting the fps will be low enough that i feel ok if i do happen to hittem theyre.hopefully not,should also make a nice low recoil round too as i aint young as i used ta be to test a few boxes at the range,so if i can get a good one under 42 somehow and between 38 i can always sight the scope to it and leave wll enuff alone for minute of deer accuracy.i do know that the max load is 35gr in the 30-30 for this load which i thought was a bit much so i loaded up some at 34.3 and 30.2 ,the 34 .3 i use mainly for long 200 yard shots and the 30.2 for all under that with a very good mushroom and no breakup on it as well upon impact after digging a few out over the years of the opposite blade.
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