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Posted: 9/5/2010 6:23:21 AM EDT
Greetings to all.

I've been out of touch for a while (still have my fingers and toes ) Computer issues.

Anyway. I just bought a new Marlin 336 with scope package. I am looking to reload for it.
I have the several books for load data and obviously will work up my loads.

Any powder recommendations? Bullets? primer types?
I know the spire points are out because of the tube magazine and recoil.

Special considerations?

getting the dies soon and will start churring some out.

Thanks in advance
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:39:20 AM EDT
I like W748 and CCI primers

Also the Lee FCD, since .30-30 needs a good crimp
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:18:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 8:57:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dryflash3:
I have settled on the 150 gr bullet, BLC2, WLR, and Win or RP cases.

The new Hornady 165 gr soft tip sounds interesting, but are expensive.


If you're expecting to shoot over 150-meters or so, they're worth it.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 1:48:23 AM EDT
100 yards would be a long shot for me. I've settled on the 170gr Rem. core-loc soft point,
R-P cases, R-P primers and 3031. My old (got it in '77 when I was 12 ) Marlin with the
Micro-Groove rifling likes heavier bullets and these components give me good Minute-of-deer.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 2:45:54 AM EDT
I'm loading these for my son's 30-30



Hornady has load data for them on their website. I'm using H335.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 5:40:08 AM EDT
Sierra 170gn Pro Hunter FN
R-15
Fed Primer
1/2 turn crimp with the Lee FCD.


My Winchester 94 doesn't like the 150s at all.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 5:57:07 PM EDT
Marlin with the Micro-Groove rifling likes heavier bullets and these components give me good Minute-of-deer.


I almost shot soda out my nose on that reply. LMAO

Thanks for the input guys. More to follow.
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