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Reloading 30-30

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Edmon, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Edmon

    Edmon Battle Ground Active Member

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    I have a .32 winchester special that I reload. I had some 30-30 brass that I fire formed to use in the .32 win. I now have a 30-30 and was wondering if I could reverse that brass so I can use it in the 30-30? Also, what are some good loads for using 150 gr. Hornady round nose in a older Marlin 336 30-30?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. OR4X4

    OR4X4 Hour south of portland Member

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    I like varget, and for 150grain bullets hodgdon's starting load is 31.0 grs with a max load of 34.5 grs.
     
  3. SAR1846

    SAR1846 Oregon Member

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    Theoretically you could resize the brass again to .30-30 dims, BUT... I'd worry about workhardening the brass to the point of making it brittle. Brittle brass would crack around the shoulder/neck, potentially causing some erosion damage to the chamber. With .30-30 brass being pretty inexpensive, I personally would pickup a couple of 100 packs, and get on with my reloading.

    I've stuck with 170gr in my .30-30... and have used 3031 as my main levergun powder. Check your manual.
     
  4. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    What SAR said... just go get new brass...

    As far as powders... for light stuff, SR4759, anything else, 4198 or 3031
     
  5. Edmon

    Edmon Battle Ground Active Member

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    After reading SAR's response I will not resize the brass again. Not worth the trouble it may cause. Thanks for the responses.