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Old 11-14-2018, 09:50 AM
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Default 30-30 Ackley Improved

Anyone have load data on this they could share? Thanks
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:30 AM
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No specific load data, but here is my experience with one rifle. 20" 94, 150-grain bullets. This was a friend's rifle.

We started 1/2 grain below max for the standard 30-30 and worked up. At about 2 grains over max, we started getting difficult extraction. Backed off to 1.8 grains over max and everything was fine. Powders were 748, RL7, and 4064. Best accuracy with 4064.

Ackley's formulas gave 150 fps improvement at same pressures as standard cartridge. Doesn't exactly turn the 94 into a 1000-yard gun, but that is significant improvement.
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Old 11-14-2018, 11:46 AM
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From Ackley's book: 125gr bullets; 35grs 4198 (2940fps) 36grs 3031 (2940fps). 150gr bullets; 34grs 4198 (2700fps), 36 to 38grs 3031 (2535 & 2700fps). His book has an interesting section where he removes the locking lug from the M94 and tests 30-30 AI loads. Good Shooting. ....
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Old 11-14-2018, 01:47 PM
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From Ackley's book: 125gr bullets; 35grs 4198 (2940fps) 36grs 3031 (2940fps). 150gr bullets; 34grs 4198 (2700fps), 36 to 38grs 3031 (2535 & 2700fps). His book has an interesting section where he removes the locking lug from the M94 and tests 30-30 AI loads. Good Shooting. ....
And I would work up to these loads very carefully. Ackley liked to push loads pretty hard.
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Old 11-14-2018, 02:27 PM
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Ackley liked to push loads pretty hard.


Yeah, I would consider his loads as absolute maximums.
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