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Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may easily be excessive in others. All loads should be reduced by 10%,  and developed following safe handloading practices as represented in established reloading manuals produced by component manufacturers. Presentation of these loads does not constitute a solicitation for their use, nor a recommendation.
 

Cartridge: .30-30 WCF – Contender Only

  Firearm: T/C Contender   Max COL: 2.750″
  Barrel: 14″   Reloading Dies: RCBS
  Max case length: .2.039″   Group distance: 50 yards
 Note:

Bullet Type Bullet
Weight
Bullet
Diameter
C.O.L. Net Water
Capacity
Powder
Type
Charge Primer
Type
Muzzle
Velocity
Muzzle
Energy
Group
Size
Speer TNT 125 .308″ 2.650″ 39.2 Re7 30.2 CCI 200 2260 1418 1.5
Speer TNT 125 .308″ 2.650″ 39.2 Re12 35.7 CCI 200 2250 1406 1.8
Speer TNT 125 .308″ 2.650″ 39.2 IMR 3031 34.5 CCI 200 2335 1514 1.3
Nosler Ballistic Tip 125 .308″ 2.750″ 38.8 Re7 30.6 CCI 200 2245 1399 0.5
Nosler Ballistic Tip 125 .308″ 2.750″ 38.8 Re12 36.0 CCI 200 2222 1371 1.0
Nosler Ballistic Tip 125 .308″ 2.750″ 38.8 IMR 3031 34.8 CCI 200 2305 1475 2.0
Nosler Ballistic Tip 125 .308″ 2.750″ 38.8 Win 748 37.0 CCI 200 2290 1456 1.1
Sierra SP 125 .308″ 2.60″ 38.8 Re7 31.0 CCI 200 2275 1437 1.0
Sierra SP 125 .308″ 2.60″ 38.8 Re12 36.6 CCI 200 2260 1418 0.6
Sierra SP 125 .308″ 2.60″ 38.8 Win 748 37.2 CCI 200 2300 1469 1.1
Hornady SP 150 .308″ 2.715″ 37.6 Re7 28.5 CCI 200 2060 1414 1.5
Hornady SP 150 .308″ 2.715″ 37.6 Re12 34.3 CCI 200 2095 1462 0.9
Hornady SP 150 .308″ 2.715″ 37.6 IMR 3031 33.0 CCI 200 2165 1562 1.4
Hornady SP 150 .308″ 2.715″ 37.6 Win 748 35.0 CCI 200 2145 1533 1.2
Speer Grand Slam 150 .308″ 2.750″ 39.1 Re12 35.0 CCI 200 2095 1462 1.5
Speer Grand Slam 150 .308″ 2.750″ 39.1 Re15 36.0 CCI 200 2160 1554 0.8