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Since the early 1970's, I've tried just about every brand and bullet weight in our 30-30 carbines. Had great luck with performance of Winchester 170 grain Power Point. But never hunted with this unique hollow tip ammo by Remington. Have you ever tried it? Impressions: accuracy, size of wound channel, penetration?

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I have never used the newer Remington HP,s but I have used the older Mushroom Cor-Lokt,s with great sucsess on bigger big game. These were THE controled expansion bullet of old. I have experenced less sucsess using them on smaller deer sized game. They just SEEMED too tough for light game. The newer ones I assume are just standard cup and core Cor-Lokt's with no lead exposed.
 

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The very best bullet I have used in a .30-30 rifle was Winchester "Old style" 170 grain Silvertip bullet.
 

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I haven't seen these 170gr hollow points...are they available for reloading? I can follow the notion that a 170gr may be just a little too tough for deer and not expand enough and would be interested in trying these bullets too.
I also had great success once with the winchester old style 150gr silvertip bullets....a nice heavy beamed 8 pointer, jumped and shot on run with the ole 30-30 and peep sights (i probably got a little lucky too :). I don't recall if I shot 3 or 4 times, but the first and last rang true breaking both front shoulders....bullets recovered but in pieces. Makes me wonder if just a little more weight would have been better...like 160gr
 

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+1 on the old Silvertips. Great bullets. The Remington Corelokts as good too, but I like those old Silvertips better.
 

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Im a big corelokt fan, especially with the 30-30, iv shot 6-8 deer with the 150 grain corelokt, and one with the 170 grain corelokt, al blew up the lungs in an impressive way. all quick kills with great blood trails for the few who didnt drop in site. my only concern with the corelokt is once i had one missfire while shooting paper...only once though. thats all i will buy for deer.
 

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I've used 150 grain Silvertip (.30-30) bullets in a 7.62X39 m/m bolt action rifle; and harvested several Deer with this load. All one-shot kills range under 100 yards. A friend of mine uses 150 grainers in his Winchester '94 .30-30, and has great success with bagging Deer.
 

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I fail to see the need for a 170 (or 150) gr HP in a 30-30. I've seen plenty of the std Remington, Winchester loads make a 1" hole going in and a 1 FOOT hole going out of both Deer and Hogs.
 

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I have owned and loaded .30-30 ammo for cousins, brothers, neices, and myself, for about 40 years. When it comes to purpose designed factory loads for the .30-30, Winchester PP's and Remington Core-Lokt's are as good as it gets. Handloading Hornady, Speer, and Sierra 150/170gr bullets, they work as well as the factory stuff, and usually shoot just as well. But not actually any better.

The difference between 150gr and 170gr bullets might be apparent on a fair size black bear, or to the guy who actually uses his .30-30 for elk. Which a surprising number of people do.

On deer, it won't make a bit of difference. Power Points, Silver Tips, FP, HP, etc. they all work about the same. Just fine.

I keep an inventory of bullets for my .30-30. Sierra 150gr/170gr, and a couple thousand Magnus cast for fun shooting. On the rare occassions I've purchased factory ammo, (like the time I arrived in Maine, and left my ammo home :-(, I bought Winchester PP's). They shoot to the same POI as my handloads. But I don't think there's much difference, if any, on game.
 

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The most accurate factory ammo in my 94 trapper is PMC 150 grain Star Fire it is also devastating on deer. To bad they don't import it any more :(
 

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rem amo

I'v shot both out of my M336-30/30. Best groups i have are with the Win. silvertips 150grn.
Rem amo i get a lot of flyers, not saying there bad, but my rifle like winchester amo. Shot deer with both, I like the way the win, amo expands.
 

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The most accurate factory ammo in my 94 trapper is PMC 150 grain Star Fire it is also devastating on deer. To bad they don't import it any more :(
Certainly an interesting looking bullet!
 

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Are those guns that are getting Rem Core Lokts thru them lever guns?? I plan on shooting some in my Savage 99.

If so, no apparent problems with one cartridge setting off the one in front of it!!
 

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I have a Savage 99 in 308. Been using 180 gr. Core-Lokt softpoints in it for many years with no problems.
 

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170 core-loct have always worked well in my '69 top eject!:cool:
 

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Federal makes a 125 GR. JHP in the 3030 Ammo. I have not tried it out on Deer as of yet, But it looks like a great round for Whiteail.
 

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The 125gr. Federal hollow point is designed to be a varmint/predator round according to the manufacture. I don't think it would be too advisable to use it on a deer.

If I remember right all the hollow point .30-30 loads are designed so a shooter who uses a particular weight soft point on deer can use a hollow point on smaller stuff without changing their sights.
 

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I would not use a hollow point as a hunting round......
Soft point or hard cast for me.
 

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I seriously doubt that there are any bad factory bullets for the 30-30, its been around so long that bullets for it have been perfected over the years, and the bullet makers and factory folks have got it down pat...Same with the 32 Special, 25-35, 38-55, and the 32-40 and a few others...It not hard to make a bullet that perfoms at 2000 to 2500 FPS, problems arose at the 3000 FPS mark and above, but they pretty well got a handle on that these days.

The 150 PMPs are basically a Barnes X by design, maybe the contracted those bullets from Barnes, and Barnes sells a bullet just like that, and your right they do work, they work on deer and they punch nice size holes through elk btw.
 
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