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Sighting in a 30-30

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by nwwoodsman, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Here's the deal. Just picked up a Winchester 94 30-30 this year. Ran out of time getting it sighted in tonight and I don't know if I'll be able to make it back out before next saturday. Using 170 grain Remington Core Lokt the best I was able to get it was 3 inches high at 50 yards. Can someone tell me what this will do at 100 and 150 yards? I don't plan on shooting over 150 yards with it and even that is a stretch for me with the peep sight on it.
    I've tried finding info on-line but most of it is about sighting it in at 100 yards. The rise and fall of the bullet puts me a little on edge as I've always ever hunted with "flatter" shooting guns such as the 30-06, .308, .270 etc
     
  2. SAR1846

    SAR1846 Oregon Member

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    170's drop pretty well... but you should be good out to 100yds... 150 might be a bit more drop than what you'd like.

    Remington.com and some ballistics programs should tell you what you should expect.
     
  3. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    so this goes caliber weight...........BC...100yds.....200yds..MRT......MPBR

    .30-30 Win. (170 FP at 2200) .304 +2.9" -1.8" 3"@105 211

    For the details and other calibers Rifle Trajectory Table


    Just a guess,but I would bet 3" high at 50 yards would put you real close a 100.Within an inch.
    Looks like the 30-30 flies a little flatter than I expected.
     
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  4. sneakboxer

    sneakboxer NW OR Active Member

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    I ran the numbers with Sierra's BC of .248 and Remington's velocity of 2200fps. I jiggled the sight in distance until it said 3in high at 50yds. Here is what the calculator had to say:50yds 3.1in, 100yds 5.5in, 150yds 5.5in, 200yds 2.7in, 225yds ZERO, 250yds -3.5in, 300yds -13.7in. Here is the link to play with. Ballistics Calculator - Hornady Manufacturing, Inc

    These are perfect world numbers, it should get you in the ball park.
     
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  5. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Thanks for the answers guys. I can relax now, or at least until I get a case of buck fever