Page 1 of 2 12>
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#180371 - 04/21/17 09:51 AM FACTORY LOADS FOR DEER IN A 30 30 14 INCH CONTENDE
REDHAWK1954
veteran


Registered: 08/01/14
Posts: 1335
Loc: Statesville NC

Offline
Has anyone hunted deer with a 14 inch contender using factory loads, if so what load do you like. I am playing with the Hornady 160 gr plastic tipped load and the Federal 125 gr hp. I plan to reload in the future but need a factory load to use to maybe 150 yards for now.
_________________________
Michael Joe Moore

Top
#180373 - 04/21/17 11:18 AM Re: FACTORY LOADS FOR DEER IN A 30 30 14 INCH CONTENDE [Re: REDHAWK1954]
karl
enthusiast


Registered: 01/12/15
Posts: 396
Loc: Minnesota

Offline
I tried the Hornady custom lite when I first got my barrel and they didn't group well.

I know I tried the 140gn monoflex, but not sure if that was factory or handloads, but I remember not being impressed by grouping or recommended minimum velocity.

I shot a bunch of the Barnes 150gn flat nosed TSX in handloads. The highest muzzle velocity I achieved was ~2050fps with a variety of powders. On paper the max range was ~150 yards based on minimum recommended terminal velocity. I don't think factory would do much better (or much worse). If you were closer i'd get you some of the 110gn TAC-TX to try.

Top
#180378 - 04/21/17 08:35 PM Re: FACTORY LOADS FOR DEER IN A 30 30 14 INCH CONTENDE [Re: karl]
Boartuff
addict


Registered: 11/01/04
Posts: 625
Loc: MO

Offline
Federal Power-Shok 150 gr soft point flat nose. Very accurate and deer deadly. One of the best buys, too, for factory rounds.
_________________________
~BT~

Top
#180379 - 04/21/17 08:39 PM Re: FACTORY LOADS FOR DEER IN A 30 30 14 INCH CONTENDE [Re: Boartuff]
REDHAWK1954
veteran


Registered: 08/01/14
Posts: 1335
Loc: Statesville NC

Offline
Boartuff, how far will shoot at deer with that load.
_________________________
Michael Joe Moore

Top
#180381 - 04/21/17 09:20 PM Re: FACTORY LOADS FOR DEER IN A 30 30 14 INCH CONTENDE [Re: REDHAWK1954]
nomosendero
newbie


Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 34
Loc: AR

Offline
I used the 150 Bal. Tip in a Super 14 30-30AI to good effect
_________________________
You will not make peace with the Bluecoats, you are free to go.

Top
#180382 - 04/21/17 10:31 PM Re: FACTORY LOADS FOR DEER IN A 30 30 14 INCH CONTENDE [Re: nomosendero]
AK hgunner1
addict


Registered: 01/11/17
Posts: 449
Loc: Last Frontier

Offline
Factory....Old Remington 150 Core Lokts.

Reloads preferred though. 150 Hornady spire points or round noses with a healthy dose of LeverRevolution.
_________________________
Charlie

Matthew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of GOD

Top
#180384 - 04/21/17 11:01 PM Re: FACTORY LOADS FOR DEER IN A 30 30 14 INCH CONTENDE [Re: AK hgunner1]
H2OBUG
Pooh-Bah


Registered: 02/13/08
Posts: 2051
Loc: Louisiana

Offline
Factory 150 gr Remington Core Lok

Buy them at Walmart

I dI'd a lot of hand loading for mine -- overall it is really hard to beat this factory load.
_________________________
If it jams force it! If it breaks it needed replacing anyway.

Top
#180386 - 04/22/17 07:04 AM Re: FACTORY LOADS FOR DEER IN A 30 30 14 INCH CONTENDE [Re: H2OBUG]
Charlie SA
journeyman


Registered: 02/07/08
Posts: 93
Loc: Bulverde, Texas

Offline
I am pleased with the groups out of my 14" TC with the factory Hornady 140 grain monoflex. I was told by Hornady the minimum recommended velocity for the 140 to be 1600 fps which from my chronograph tests would put my max range at about 175 yards. Have I shot anything at that range? No, max shot for me has been hog at 75 yards, dropped in tracks.
YMMV

Top
#180392 - 04/22/17 11:12 AM Re: FACTORY LOADS FOR DEER IN A 30 30 14 INCH CONTENDE [Re: Charlie SA]
REDHAWK1954
veteran


Registered: 08/01/14
Posts: 1335
Loc: Statesville NC

Offline
How far have you taken deer with the core lok load?
_________________________
Michael Joe Moore

Top
#181353 - 06/09/17 09:22 PM Re: FACTORY LOADS FOR DEER IN A 30 30 14 INCH CONTENDE [Re: REDHAWK1954]
REDHAWK1954
veteran


Registered: 08/01/14
Posts: 1335
Loc: Statesville NC

Offline
I am getting tight groups with the Winchester 150 gr hollow point. Has anyone used this load on deer?
_________________________
Michael Joe Moore

Top
Page 1 of 2 12>


Moderator:  Gary, jamesfromjersey, Dan B., ClayFHT, Gregg Richter 
Hop to:
 Portal Sidebar
Who's Online
9 registered (MrMcPorkchop, Dekker, TN Lone Wolf, s4s4u, Franchise, Zee, 1 invisible) and 89 anonymous users online.
Top Posters
9220
s4s4u
8990
Whitworth
7681
jamesfromjersey
7641
wapitirod
7327
TCTex.
5847
KRal
5011
Gary
4760
Ernie
4704
Tigger
4370
Dan B.
3929
pab1
3801
TN Lone Wolf
3755
johnwilliams
3695
Gregg Richter
3354
Raptortrapper
  Member Hunts
Trophy Hunting in
Trophy Hunting in Namibia  from the 1960s  to the Present Day

Hunting Revolvers
Hunting Revolvers

   Access Requires Login

Generated in 0.041 seconds in which 0.008 seconds were spent on a total of 15 queries. Zlib compression enabled.




Copyright © 2000-2008
HandgunHunt.com, Inc.