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Old 06-19-2008, 13:30   #26
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Wow, that's great. Everything I read seems to mirror my results with various powders and bullets to a tee. Notice the accuracy of the heavies using H322. I found H322 to be THE powder for the 150 grainers as well. Also look at the expanded 150gr Hornady RN, that is just about as perfect as it can get.

Any way I could get a copy of this from you. I tried printing it large enough for these old eyes to read and it is just to distorted.

Great read, thanks again.
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:29   #27
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yeah I'd like to see this also, I get 'error on page' when I click on. I'll PM my e-addy. thanks for your time and effort.
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Old 06-21-2008, 17:13   #28
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thanks for the article, Mr. Miller covered some territory w/it. He seems to question the expansion capability of the Speer 150 gr SP Spitzer even though the velocity at 100 yds is 1900 fps + - this bullet is one I've had good results on paper with in my .310 bore M30 useing 322 powder. the pistol slugs did well, little difference in the Hornady 130 & Sierra 135 gr. this is as Steve has determined as likely also. I still feel that the Hornady A Max 155gr slug has the potential to be a good slug for the M30 due to the thin jacket and polymer tip. few months back I got some on clearance from somewhere (Midway?) and need to load some to try. One of the soft-point cartridges from Russia (?) is a 154 gr so I'm thinking this could be a good slug over a stiff charge of 322 or other fast powder. I use the 680 for lighter slugs as the Hornady .310 VMax which likely would do well with good placement IF the shot was there.
I took 2 does to fill one of my 2 doe tags each season useing the Win. 123gr .310, both one-shot dead, one a pass-through base of neck shot that took out the bone the other a full-frontal straight down the gullet that didn't hit bone until the core (jacket seperated) hit the pelvic bone. this doe made 3 leaps and dropped. I don't consider the Win round the best choice on account of this, but dead is dead.
a 150gr loading I feel would be better for a potential tough shot on a big boy such as quartering-away when no shot other than a through the back rib area to the vitals presents.
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Old 06-22-2008, 08:48   #29
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I still feel that the Hornady A Max 155gr slug has the potential to be a good slug for the M30 due to the thin jacket and polymer tip.
Maybe, but I think there are better choices out there. The A-Max is a long range Match Target bullet. It is designed for paper punching and not for game. It is also very long compared to other 150gr bullets. I agree that H322 is a great powder for the heavier bullets, but seating that long ass A-Max on top of 28.5-29gr of H322 will require some serious compression. Even the fast powders like IMR 4198 and AA 1680 will be a full case or slightly compressed. Don't get me wrong, I like compressed loads, just not compressed so far as to have the bullet back out over night or even bulge the case. Then when you use faster powders with heavy bullets you loose some velocity as well. Loss of velocity isn't a bad thing in most situations, but in an already handicapped round like the 7.62x39 50-100fps is a big deal.

Maybe a Match grade bullet is the answer to the 150gr problem, I duno. If so, then how about a Berger 150gr Match Hollow point. Much shorter that the A-Max and it has a flat base design as well? http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=557497
I also think that the 150gr Nosler Ballistic Tip would be a better choice than the A-Max, actual hunting bullet and a little bit shorter.
There is also a new Sierra 135gr Match Bullet http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=524758

Thoughts?
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I think I may have found a 150gr bullet that will perform ion the Mini-30. It is the Hawk 150gr X 25RT. It is a "Round Tip" not a Round Nose and has a BC of .356. http://www.hawkbullets.com/maintest.htm Check them out here. They are a little pricey, but if they work then they may be worth a try.
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I've even had thoughts of buying a .308 150gr mold, casting from soft lead and useing a cheap plating outfit to plate copper a couple thou on 'em. seems Lee has a 150gr spitzer with a HP tip. that would work for sure.
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who is selling the .310 V-max??? ive only seen loaded ammo with it. id love to get my hands on some. ive been having to settle with the .308 110 grain V-max's though they shoot alright its just not as good as say a 310 dia bullet should.
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Old 06-25-2008, 04:37   #33
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Graf's sells them. they shoot great in my M30.
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Old 06-25-2008, 04:56   #34
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http://www.grafs.com/product/188871
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oh!! Hell yea!!! awesome!!
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:21   #36
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I sure would like Hornady to make a 150gr of that type bullet. I wrote them an email suggesting that. they shoot good in my .310 bore M30. but I'm apprehensive of anything under 150 gr for whitetail, hogs or bear. just my opinion.
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