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30-30 Ammo--How much? or What's good trade range?

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by ratski, Mar 31, 2021.

  1. ratski

    ratski Sharpshooter

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    Have a friend looking for some 30-30.

    It is like the one ammunition that I don't have any of.

    Curious, when available, what is this going for now?
    How about trades of ammo for ammo? What would a good trade range be. Say for .223 or 9mm?

    Thanks
     
  2. swampratt

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    $20- $50 for a box of 20 depending on brand.
    I would think 2 or 3 of the .223 for 1 of the 30-30 but again depending on brand.
    9mm is about 25 a box of 50 at the cheapest.

    Usually depends on what someone has and what they want.
    Now 30-30 shoots cast gas checked bullets very good and those will keep yu happy for a long time on the cheap.
    If you reload that is.
    And expect about 1900-2000 fps from a 170 gr cast lead bullet and be pretty accurate in a 30-30.

    I have shot a lot of cast in mine.
     
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    I'm totally mind boggled about how much interest is on this forum for 30-30.
     
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    Follow the ammo finder websites and gun joker... they're pretty accurate with current prices... I have enough 22LR to retire hahaha
     
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    I ordered some 243 last week at $50 a box, it was the lowest price I could find for the federal fusion. So I would say around that price in the current market. It sucks. I have not shot my 30-30 in over a year due to ammo. I have a few boxes, buts all reserved for hunting as needed.

    As for trade value, I have no idea, I think that would be a case by case thing.
     
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    And elsewhere. I never in my life thought I would see the day when 30-30 would not be available anywhere, its mind boggling to say the least.
     
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    I've been thinking the same for awhile. I've been looking for 130gr. flatnose bullets to reload, which I will probably be asking advise on
    from members here since I'm new to reloading.
     
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    Sir, step away from the toolbox!
    I have never reloaded the 30-30 but I've heard it said that the Sierra 125 grain FN HP is a better performing bullet.
    Unfortunately I bet those are unicorns to find right now also.
     
  9. MilitantBEEMER

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    I have 60 rounds of factory Winchester 150gr Soft Point Hi-Shock that I would trade for factory 38 special.
    I am thinking 2 38 for every 1 30-30? Does that seem fair?
     

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    Yeah, I'd be OK with that.
    Let me check and make sure that I HAVE the .38 special!!

    Thanks
     

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