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30-30 how many times?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by MikeE, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. MikeE

    MikeE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Just getting into reloading rifle - starting with 30-30 winchester. So, it's full length resizing for a Marlin 336. How many reloads can I figure on getting out of brass - mostly Remington? Right now I'm loading 160 FTX w/ 32.4 gr Leverevolution. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    4-6 has been my experiance look for seperation between the sides and the base. I uses a small piece of wire with a short 90 degree bend and the point sharpened to feel down inside the case for a groove starting. Once I feel the groove I toss the case.
     
  3. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    Load em until the case necks split. I have had piss poor luck with rem brass in my 30/30's the necks split generally on the first or second firing.
     
  4. MikeE

    MikeE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help. I will use that wire trick! So far Remington brass looks ok, 2nd firing...
     
  5. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    It really depends on a few things. The two biggest factors I can think of are, how hot your load is, & the size of your chamber!