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Odd 30-30 Ammo

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by RVTECH, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I was given a bunch of old ammo the other day and with it was four rounds of odd 30-30 ammo, specifically the bullets. They are basically a FMJ round nose hollow point. The headstamp is W-W Super. Anyone ever see these bullets before? I thought I have seen every bullet there is but this is a first.
     
  2. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    Handloads that somebody "hollowpointed" maybe?
     
  3. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    That is what I initially thought but the 'holes' are perfectly concentric, centered and appear to be part of the process when the bullet was made. Also this appears to be factory ammo - you know, no ejector marks on the rim, smooth clean brass.
     
  4. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    "Winchester-Western Super (W-W Super) is simply a brand name out of the past. I have quite a few of these and shoot them right along with other brands. They are simply a .30-30 Winchester case with the W-W Super headstamp, nothing more."
     
  5. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    I've got a tool that trims the meplat to uniform shape and hollow points the bullet. It has a holder that centers the cutting tools on the bullet or a loaded round. Works good for eeking out the last bit of uniformity for long range target shooting.... Time consuming, and I have no idea why someone would spend $80 on that kind of tool for a 30-30 round. But it is possible to get them looking like factory hollowpoints with this tool...
     
  6. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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  7. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I'd pack the nose with denim to make sure they work.
     
  8. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I had some that matched that description they were 125 grain hollow points
     
  9. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    I've seen those before... I have some that were made under contract and have a sears headstamp.
     
  10. DeanMk

    DeanMk Poulsbo, Wa. Active Member

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    I have seen factory loaded 170 gr. hollowpoints that appear FMJ, but are shaped like a spire point, not a round nose.
    I may still have one or two sitting around.
    I'll take a look.


    Dean
     
  11. DeanMk

    DeanMk Poulsbo, Wa. Active Member

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    RVTech,

    A thousand pardons for keeping you hanging for so long.
    Yes, I've got a couple of rounds of the 170 gr. Winchester FMJ hollowpoints.
    They're headstamped "Western", though.
    Anyway, is this what you have?


    Dean

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  12. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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    Possibly made for a Steve'/Savage 30-30 bolt action rifle. Have one. Good one for winning a beer bet. Most people have never seen one.
    First one I saw was shooting half in. groups at 100yds.