Discussion in '6BR, 6BR Improved & Wildcats' started by Forum Boss, Dec 31, 2004.
so i'll ask a 30 br question.
when shooting lt30 are you jamming bullets.
if so how much ?
I'm a long way from being an expert on 30BR but I shoot a couple of them and didn't see a gun at the Nationals shooting LT-30, most if not all were shooting H4198 (if they were telling the truth!) and knowing shooters don't fib.
I OWN 4198, but in phoenix the lt30 seem to work very well.
bottom line, warm weather lt30 shot zeros, 6 in one day. 4198 never did.
but I am a long way from an experienced short range shooter.
looking for some help.
Good luck in your search! Let me know 'cause if I can find a "1 up" on these guys don't think I won't try it!
on to a new subject,
IF BUILDING A COMPETITION 30br,
how would you mount action to the stock ?
recoil lug or not ?
No recoil lug. I would recommend Glue and screw. I had one Scoville stock come apart on me at home, (Thank God) because it was bedded with clear adhesive instead of epoxy. I sent it to Sid Goodling and he installed 3 pillars and he epoxied it with Devcon aluminum epoxy. I own 16 SR score rifles and I would not go to the line without everyone being glued and screwed. As far as LT30 goes, it definatly works best when it's warm out. I tried it up here in the cold and it didn't perform worth a damn. That's why 95% of the time I use 4198 in all my rifles chambered in 30BR.
I posted a thread a while back, and still kicking the idea around for a 30BR for hunting. The issue "the minds" came up with here at the time is there arent, or arent many bullet choices suitable for hunting that are "30BR type bullets".
not true...just how big of game.
125/135 110 out there 115.
Deer, hogs, medium to smaller coyote size is what I do... I remember something about ogives..? Id have to find the thread. Im still considering it though.
-Berger 115gr FB Target... wish they made 115gr flat base hunting.. so that kinda limits me with berger, as they are my go to..
-Hornady has a few offerings.. 110 vmax, 110 varmint, 125 sst..
-Barnes triple shock
-Nosler has a hunting ballistic tip 125 spitzer.
-Nosler E-tip 110gr
-Speer tnt varmint 125gr
-Sierra 125 spitzer
Just a quick look on midwayusa.. i mean theres bullets in that category, but once you narrow it down, its slim pickings.
I reckon the 110 Vmax and 110 Barnes would cover lots of bases for hunting. Lots.
As long as they were accurate enough for the purpose.
Just getting mine going. I just loaded up 5 for a last minute Good Friday day trip to our property with the kids. Here’s what 34.0gr & a 125 SST look like in my zero freebore chamber. That’s about all the powder I care to try to fit. It’s good for 2,850+ in my Lilja 17tw 3 groove that’s only 16.1” long. Whitetails, hogs, coyotes - can’t imagine it not being enough. I doubt I’ll encounter any game today. If not, I’ll chrono these 5 and get better velocity numbers.
That will be interesting in a 16 inch barrel. 2850 aint bad either... efficiency..
How was the vertical on that load? With the 118 Hillybilly bullets I had to add more powder, we're at 34.8 to 34.9 gn of 4198. Good luck on the hunt and let us know how it goes!
Fantastic reads; thank you all! 30BR is on my to do list for sure now. Yesterday I was just reading of the Accolades of 30BR and Cast bullets. Any chance there would be a corollary article, or is that past this forum's scope?
I haven't shot it at paper or off anything other than a Polaris tailgate and a bag of deer corn yet. Plus I only have a 1-4x24 Vortex PST on it. That glass leaves a LOT to be desired. I'll try shooting it from a proper set-up soon. My new glass arrived today - Razor Gen II e 1-6x 24.
I did shoot 5 over the MagnetoSpeed today though.
125gr SST, 34.0gr H4198, Rem 7-1/2
#1 - 2,830 - clean bore shot
#2 - 2,848
#3 - 2,863
#4 - 2,864
#5 - 2,849
Throw out the first and that's 2,856 AVG, 8.6 SD.
I do think I'm going to try to get a little more powder in there and do a little load work. Not gonna sweat it too much though, as this is a walking around/ ranch gun. Thread about it here:
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