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Posted: 3/29/2009 7:44:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:02:30 AM EDT
I don't think I've ever seen a .30-30 FMJ personally. You'd probably have to load your own...as far as getting a good price on the ammo most here are going to recommend reloading. I haven't gotten into it myself either, but I mainly shoot calibers where I can buy loaded ammo in bulk for OK prices.

The best deal on loaded ammo in stock was Wolf Gold (Prvi Partisan) 150 gr SP from Sportsmans Guide (yeah, some will bash them, but I've ordered thousands of dollars worth of ammo from them without problems).

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=244624

It's $13.77 per box of 20. Shipping is based on price, not weight (chart here). If you order over $99 worth you can use this coupon code to get $10 off your order- SG276


A cheaper option would be to wait for Natchez to get Federal back in stock. They have it for under $13 per box.

http://www.natchezss.com/Ammo.cfm?contentID=productDetail&prodID=FA3030A&prodTitle=Federal%20Classic%20Centerfire%20Rifle%20Cart­ridges

Unfortunately it seems $13 per box is about the going rate these days. I remember seeing it on the shelves for $8 just a few years ago.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:16:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2009 8:19:05 AM EDT by weptek911]
You probably need to reload to see any kind of economy. The only discount ammo I've seen for 30-30 was the PMP South African brand they used to import. I haven't seen any of that in years though.

When I used to shoot a lot of 30-30, I'd load bulk 110 M1 carbine bullets into 30-30 plinking rounds for cheap.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:23:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2009 8:25:25 AM EDT by --bullseye--]
Forget what I just posted two posts above here. This is cheaper than either place, and it is in stock...

http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=8793&dir=18|830|888

Don't know how I forgot to check Wideners.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 8:32:21 AM EDT
My wallly world has Federal 30-30 150gr soft points for 11.97 a box.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 3:14:30 PM EDT
I dont think anybody makes fmj .30-30 because most guns in that caliber feed from a tube and there would be a risk of chain reaction discharge.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 4:02:36 PM EDT
commertial 30-30 ammo will be either flat point or round nose because of tubeular magazine. Hornady has just introduced a rubber pointed bullet for tube magazines.. cabelas sell bulk ammo for 30-30 dont know the cost ...
Link Posted: 3/30/2009 9:19:52 AM EDT
If you are restricted to FMJ, I don't think the .30/30 is going to be a good choice (nor will any caliber in a tube magazine lever gun). I would be wary of even loading the .30 Carbine FMJs as that would put that little round FMJ on the primer of the round ahead - be it urban legend or not, I wouldn't want to risk having my hand wrapped around 5 or 6 rounds that MIGHT detonate in the tube magazine.

Now, if you can shoot lead, there are a few 'cowboy load' ammo types out there, plus you could reload some lead bullets to cut down your cost.
Link Posted: 3/30/2009 9:27:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mattwv:
My wallly world has Federal 30-30 150gr soft points for 11.97 a box.


I wish mine had that deal!
Link Posted: 3/30/2009 10:52:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/30/2009 10:58:06 AM EDT
Pick a different caliber like 762x54R (like in the SVT 38/40 series or the Romak III/PSL series). Those are fun, and cheap to shoot (about $.20-.25 per round).
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