125 gr Ballistic Tip in 30-30 TC Contender?

TN Walker

Beginner
Apr 22, 2022
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New to this forum and found it while searching for data on the title. Found some older threads with this bullet from .308 but didn't see anything on it in a 30-30 Contender. I am looking to use this on southern whitetails from a TC Contender with 14" barrel. Have found some load data using H110/W296, and also Ramshot Xterminator. I am going to try both of these for accuracy, etc but would greatly appreciate any information from any of you!
 

xphunter

Handloader
Sep 15, 2005
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New to this forum and found it while searching for data on the title. Found some older threads with this bullet from .308 but didn't see anything on it in a 30-30 Contender. I am looking to use this on southern whitetails from a TC Contender with 14" barrel. Have found some load data using H110/W296, and also Ramshot Xterminator. I am going to try both of these for accuracy, etc but would greatly appreciate any information from any of you!
The 125 NBT has been one of the most popular/best bullets for deer sized game from a 14"-15" Contender.
Good to see another specialty pistol shooter here.
 

TN Walker

Beginner
Apr 22, 2022
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6
Thanks xphunter, i am really enjoying the Contender and am looking forward to my first handgun only season this coming year! Going to start with the 30-30 but have 35 Rem and 44 mag also.

Nannyhammer, thank you for the info. Would you care to share your starting load data?
 

JD338

Range Officer
Staff member
Nov 4, 2004
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I've used the 125 gr BT in a 300 Blackout AR-15 pistol on WT deer with excellent results. It should work just fine in your 30-30 Contender.
Varget should work good. I used Varget in a 7-30 Waters Contender with the 120 gr BT. I shot a .225" group but the muzzle flash was something to see.

JD338
 

xphunter

Handloader
Sep 15, 2005
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Thanks xphunter, i am really enjoying the Contender and am looking forward to my first handgun only season this coming year! Going to start with the 30-30 but have 35 Rem and 44 mag also.
If I can help you in the realm of the specialty pistol (hunting or shooting LR) world or with general handgun hunting, just let me know
 

Guy Miner

Master Loader
Apr 6, 2006
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The pistol section in Hodgdon's Reloading Center contains info for many "rifle" cartridges, but with data obtained in pistol length barrels.

It's useful not only for specialty handguns like yours, but also for folks who are shooting a rifle with a shorter than normal barrel. For instance the 16" trapper length lever action rifles.

Regards, Guy
 

Magyar69

Beginner
May 8, 2022
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Thanks xphunter, i am really enjoying the Contender and am looking forward to my first handgun only season this coming year! Going to start with the 30-30 but have 35 Rem and 44 mag also.

Nannyhammer, thank you for the info. Would you care to share your starting load data?
Have fun. I have been looking for a .35 Rem barrel.
 

xphunter

Handloader
Sep 15, 2005
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