I haven't hunted with mine in about 15 years, but I always liked the 170 grain's over the 150's. The second from the right on my avatar was taken with a 170 gr power-point. To tell the truth it took me 3 of them.
i shoot plain ole remington 150 gr out of my 30-30, and it works just fine. deer run less than 50 yrds every time with a good hit, and often times drop right there. it also shoots good out to about 150, but i never get a shot that long when i tote it anyways.--Bubba
I shoot Federal 125-gr hollowpoints. They are a flat-faced hollowpoint, especially for lever-actions, but would shoot in any 30-30. They are hard to find now, & were intended for varmints. They shoot a good bit flatter than 150 or 170 grain, & I haven't had a problem with a deer or hog. I only carry my 30-30 a few days a year, but it has killed a deer every year for the last 4 & several hogs.
yea JR thats what i shoot, the corelocs, thanks man i couldnt thank of it, but I shoot the 150 grains. Dont have any particular rime or reason, and ive never tried anything else, but they seem to work great for my sister and I. She kills deer with it, and I do too, and as i said earlier, they even drop when shot. My biggest bodied deer, a big 7pt field dressing 175, dropped with one shot at 65 yards, so Ill continue shooting these.--bubba
I have killed deer with my 30-30 too, im shooting the 170 gr. winchesters. I have it set for 50 yards. I have shot it at 100 yards but it was about 4-6 inchs low. I was just wondering if there was anything better than that... I know the 30-30 isnt a long range gun. Im not that worried about it though, every place I hunt I dont really have a shot over 50-75 yards.
He definitely had a streak going, every 5 years he was shooting a big buck. First pic, 3rd biggest in the state (WV) (if I am not mistaken, scored 162 B&C)
2nd pic, buck had 2 broken tines, 22" spread and score @ 150.
All he hunts with is the 30/30. I guess if it aint broke, don't fix it, but I will add he is as lucky as they come .
I have my Marlin 336 sighted in at 100yds. It throws 1/2" groups consistently.
I shot my first deer with it. A little 4pt at about 100yds. I popped him in the neck and he dropped like a sack of bricks. 150gr bullets are going to give you a little better grouping out to 100yds. I wouldn't shoot at a deer past 150yds however with them. I know a 30-30 can kill a deer out past 200yds, but the bullet really starts nose diving past 150yds.
Whenever I do hunt with my 30-30, It's a 50yd or less shot now. I was only shooting deer with mine back then past 100yds, because it was the only deer rifle I had!