View Full Version : 150gr. vs 170 gr. 30-30
02-19-2004, 05:27 PM
So, as some of you know I got my first hunting rifle. I like my 30-30 and it's an awesome gun to shoot. Now I was getting it zeroed in with 150 gr. bullets but was wondering If i should use the 170 gr for pigs. Any info or opinions. What is the main difference?
Chuck N. Lead
02-19-2004, 10:24 PM
150 to 180gr. is popular for whitetail deer wich are thin skinned and have light bones. I would think that you would want a heavy bullet for effective penetration through the heavy hide and bone or a wild boar. You might want to start with the heaviest bullet available for that cartridge and work you're way down as needed.
There is an identical post in the hog hunting section - as I responded there, I would try the Federal (I think it is that brand) with the 170 gr Nosler Partition bullet. If that shoots well, I would use nothing else on deer or pigs. If you reload, then use that bullet to work up a load. If your rifle just does not like that bullet at all, then I'd use a Remington Corelokt or Winchester Power Point in 170 gr. I do not think you gain enough velocity with the 150 gr bullet over the 170 gr to give it much of an advantage.
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