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Spire Point Bullets in 30-30

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by RVTECH, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Finally got out yesterday to try this out. Excellent results! The weather was cold with snow on the ground so I picked out some random targets at about 50 yards which were some nice fire blackened small cut off trees about 1.5" in diameter poking up out of the snow. I shot several shots at one and did not see any splintering or movement and thought I was missing it. I walked out to it and saw one trough in the snow behind the stump from the bullets. Looking at the small stump I saw several holes from he bullets. The stump was damp and the bullets were not moving fast enough to expand so they passed clean through like FMJ. I suspect these will do 1" or less on paper benchrested. I also attribute part of the accuracy to the Williams receiver sight I installed so when I go back to standard FP bullets I'll compare and see if the SP bullets were in actuality more accurate.
     
  2. bballer182

    bballer182 Molalla Active Member

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    You actually had them loaded in the tube magazine like that? Or did you load one at a time?
     
  3. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    One at a time. They were too long to cycle from the tube and I would only have been able to put one in the tube anyway due to the pointed bullets.
     
  4. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    No reason they should not shoot well considering that is the same thing the majority of other .30 cal guns shoot......
     
  5. bballer182

    bballer182 Molalla Active Member

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    OK, figured you did. Just making sure. I figure you to be a smart guy. But you never know these days...:D
     
  6. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    And considering this is the only .30 caliber rifle I have I needed to do something with the bullets so I might as well send 'em downrange.
    Sure is easier on ammo only being able to load one at a time!
     
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  7. PAhillbilly3030

    PAhillbilly3030 Central PA New Member

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    Most spire points going up grain scale wont cycle in tublar mag. Plus extremely un-safe. I've seen guys post "why would you want to make a single shot out of a lever gun". Personally i have tried pointed bullets in my Whiny 94. Worked real well, hitting silouette target at 200yds.