Winchester

Question: When is a cartridge considered more suitable for deer hunting when fired from a handgun than when fired from a rifle? Answer: When it's a .30-30 Winchester.

The .30-30 Winchester cartridge is an excellent chambering for the T/C Contender. The velocity loss in the 14" Contender barrel versus a 20" rifle is minimal

When loaded for use in the Thompson/Center Contender, spitzer bullets greatly increase the down range effectiveness of the .30-30.

The SAAMI Maximum Average Pressure for the .30-30 is 42,000 P.S.I.

.30-30 WINCHESTER

Gun

T/C

Max Length

2.039"

Barrel Length

14"

Trim Length

2.020"

Primer

CCI 200

OAL Max

2.550"

Case

FC

OAL Min

2.450"

START LOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

P.S.I.

Length Comment

152 (L) RNGC

2015

23.0

1642

2015

25.5

1866

27,700

2.450" LY311466

2230

23.4

1614

2230

26.0

1834

27,800

2460

24.3

1617

2460

27.0

1838

26,400

2495

25.7

1476

2495

28.5

1677

28,400

2520

24.8

1628

2520

27.5

1850

25,700

2700

32.3

1801

2700

34.0

1916

28,100

173 (L) FNGC

2015

23.4

1645

2015

26.0

1869

29,000

2.550" LY31141

2230

23.4

1599

2230

26.0

1817

27,400

2460

24.8

1633

2460

27.5

1856

28,300

2495

24.8

1453

2495

27.5

1651

35,100

2520

25.7

1662

2520

28.5

1889

29,300

2700

31.4

1747

2700

33.0

1859

32,800

SPR 100 Plinker

2015

33.8

2230

2015

37.5

2534

39,900

2.345"

2230

35.1

2212

2230

39.0

2514

39,500

2460

35.1

2181

2460

39.0

2478

37,200

2495

33.3

1934

2495

37.0

2198

34,800

Case Full

2520

34.2

2075

2520

38.0

2358

30,600

2700

38.0

2175

2700

40.0

2314

30,700

Compressed

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