Most lever-action shooters are familiar with the 30-30 Winchester ammo, a rifle cartridge first designed for the Winchester Model 1894 rifle. The caliber is also known as the .30 WCF (Winchester Center Fire) or 7.62x51mmR in metric terms.
Conventional 30-30 ammo features a round or flat nosed bullet rather than a spitzer point to ensure safe feeding in tubular magazines. Some newer loads like Hornady's LeveRevolution series feature polymer spitzer tips that provide improved ballistics without posing a safety hazard.
Typical 30-30 Win loads fires a medium weight bullet in the 130 grain range with a muzzle velocity of about 2,500 feet per second. While the cartridge lacks the long-range punch of the .30-06 Springfield or .308 Winchester, it is relatively light-kicking and performs well against deer and other game at appropriate distances.
Federal Power-Shok 30-30 Win 170 Grain SP Round Nose – 200 Rounds$179.85
Manufacturer Federal Condition New Bullet Weight 170 Grain Bullet Type Soft-Point (SP) Use Type hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 200 Ammo Caliber 30-30 Winchester Manufacturer SKU 3030B Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 029465084493 Cost Per Round 89.9¢ per round
This 30-30 Winchester ammunition from Federal is a highly cost-effective choice for hunting deer and other game at medium range. Each cartridge in this case of 200 fires a 170 grain soft point bullet at a muzzle velocity of 2,200 feet per second.
Federal Power-Shok soft point bullets deliver strong mushrooming and quick, clean kills against game without fragmenting and destroying edible meat. They are a particularly good choice for rifles and carbines with tubular magazines due to their lack of a sharp spitzer tip.
This ammunition uses non-corrosive primers and reloadable brass cases. Like other Power-Shok loads, it is made in Anoka, Minnesota.
Federal Power-Shok 30-30 Winchester 150 Grain Flat Nose SP - 200 Rounds$184.85
Manufacturer Federal Condition New Bullet Weight 150 Grain Bullet Type Flat Soft-Point (FSP) Use Type hunting boar, hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 200 Ammo Caliber 30-30 Winchester Manufacturer SKU 3030A Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 029465084486 Cost Per Round 92.4¢ per round
If a 30-30 lever-action rifle is going to be your primary hunting arm this season, grab this 200 round case of Federal Power-Shok cartridges for dependable and cost-effective results. These rounds fire soft point bullets that deliver deadly expansion without excessive fragmentation.
Each round in this case propels a 150 grain projectile to a muzzle velocity of 2,390 feet per second. Safe feeding in tubular magazines is ensured by the bullets' round-nosed design.
Federal Power-Shok ammo is manufactured in the USA and uses non-corrosive primers and reloadable brass cases.
Remington Core-Lokt 30-30 170 Grain HP - 20 Rounds$18.85
Manufacturer Remington Condition New Bullet Weight 170 Grain Bullet Type Hollow-Point (HP) Use Type hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 30-30 Winchester Manufacturer SKU R30303 Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 047700054209 Cost Per Round 94.3¢ per round
Core-Lokt loads from Remington have been a great choice for traditional hunting calibers like the .30-30 Winchester since the 1930s. This particular ammo utilizes 170-grain projectiles with round noses and deep hollow cavities; this overall profile is safe for use in lever-action rifles and is design to produce exceptional fragmentation during entry into a hog or deer. The heavy weight and strong copper jacket ensure deep penetration so that energy is appropriately pushed into the vital organs.
Each bullet is crimped into a reloadable brass casing which is equipped with a non-corrosive Boxer primer that won't leave behind caustic chemicals in the bore or action of your workhorse rifle. Remington has been in action for over two centuries during which they have developed some of the most influential firearms and calibers in use around the world. Their Core-Lokt brand was designed to produce positive terminal effects which help hunters fill their freezers without going over their ammunition budgets.
Hornady LEVERevolution 30-30 Winchester 160 Grain FTX - 200 Rounds$249.85
Manufacturer Hornady Condition New Bullet Weight 160 Grain Bullet Type Flex-Tip-Technology (FTX) Use Type hunting boar, hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 200 Ammo Caliber 30-30 Winchester Manufacturer SKU 82730 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 10090255827306 Cost Per Round $1.25 per round
Hornady Leverevolution ammo is the perfect hunting ammunition for rifles with tubular magazines. These 30-30 cartridges feature a polymer-tipped bullet that offers better external ballistics than round nose projectile while being safe to cycle in lever-actions. It's the best of both worlds!
Each cartridge in this 200-round case fires a 160 grain FTX polymer-tipped hollow point at 2,400 feet per second. This load is ideal for boar, deer, and other midsize game.
This ammunition is manufactured at Hornady headquarters in Nebraska and uses reloadable brass cases and non-corrosive primers.