Shooting the 1911 with this powder was pure fun it is kind of like s cowboy action shooting with a 1911. I have a 3 x 9 burris ler handgun scope on it, makes it a lethal rig for deer. My rifle is a contender carbine with a 24 barrel and 1 in 9 twist rate. Once settled in the rock stand, i glanced down at the little g2 contender rifle i had assembled just. Archive page general reloading and handloading discussions.
I have just bought a ezy40, and after installing the navdesk7. It can also be used in other single shot or boltaction handguns such as the remington xp100 and savage striker. Im looking to get started in ihmsa and purchased a contender w 730 waters bbl. Frankly, any reloading material read after reading pet loads would be a let down. What are some good powders to use in a 3030 14 barrel. This cartridge survived for some time through the thompson center contender hand gun, available in the u. Mar 24, 2010 windows7 compatible quickload updates from.
Gpspassion forums ajout poi et radars navman s, mio moov. You have to find what shoots in your barrel and not mine. My contenders throat doesnt seem too long, but id have to look up the col. I can think of other cartridges which benefited from time and updating, the 730 waters is another cartridge which expanded our knowledge of the cartridge and its hand loading possibilities with each update.
Ive read thru several pages of you gents posts on making cases from something else and a few on fire forming that were posted. Nosler ballistic tips at 2258 fps with w748 powder. My 7 30 waters is a savage model 99 that was rebarreled to this caliber. This information is provided for informational purposes only. Then fill it with trail boss to the mark, 70% of this is your starting load in any case supposedly i use 1214g in most 303,8x573006,7. Gpspassion forums ajout poi et radars navman s, mio moov et. Using bullets from hornady hp, nosler fp, sierra hpbt, hornady fp, speer sp, nosler bt.
Gunsite south africa assumes no responsibility for examples given, please follow safe reloading practices. Back in the day i used to shoot contenders in 218 bee, 222, 223, 357 max,730,3030, 35 rem, 44 mag, and 4570ouch. My rifle is a contender carbine with a 24 barrel and 1 in 9 twist. Previously i used a 10 contender bull barrel in 730 waters to take 4 whitetails all with 120gr. Accept and install all updates being offered automatically. Id recommend it over 357 mag just based on its target performance.
At this writing, the thompsoncenter g2 contender is the only commercially produced firearm in 730 waters. Dec 20, 2006 7 30 waters load data posted in guns, loads, optics and gear for varmint hunting. If you have a older version of quickload that wont run on a vista or windows 7 computer, take heart, now has the updated version 3. Remember to reduce these loads then workup to your max. My best loads so far are nearly full cases of rl15 a bit less than 37 grains in my rifle with sierra prohunter 120 grainers a flatbase bullet and br2 primers. This book is a publication of personal letters ken received when he was writing his pet loads column in handloader. Youre loading your own and even forming your own brass. My brother has the contender in 7 30 and it is a tack shooter. Bought this book after i read ken waters pet loads.
Jd always used rimmed cases for his wildcats in the original contender and the. However, in 1986, thompsoncenter began chambering 10inch, 14inch and 20inch contender barrels in 730 waters. What are some good powders to use in a 3030 14 barrel with. Been searching for load data for the 7 30 w using 120 gr bullets in a carbine contender barrel. I shoot, hunt and reload for a 14 tc contender in 730 waters and cannot recall ever seeing any lead bullet data. Im looking for a midrange load to fireform some cases. I guess the problem is not so much finding good loads but finding powder in stock to be able to reload with. I bought a plastic container, used factory recommended loads, accuracy was fair to poor.
The 7 30 waters was designed in 1976 by ken waters as a wildcat, and produced for the commercial market in 1984 after winchester introduced the model 94 rifle that chambered the cartridge. Mar 19, 2010 downtown, here are some loads for you to try. With that being said, if one powder a and one bullet b worked in. The 730 waters never gained any popularity and was soon dropped from production. Sell it to an unsuspecting dupe, buy an xp11 or competitor or striker or moa or. Ok guys, ive got a 14 bull contender and want to find a load for pigsgr speer sp is preferred bullet.
I know you dont believe that, but work on it for a few years and you will come around. I have been shooting the 7 30 for years in my 14 but am looking for a load with slower powder for this longer barrel. If you dont have navdesk installed, you can download it from here. I recently bought a 14 barrel in 730 waters for my g2 tc contender. Nov 16, 2015 ive read thru several pages of you gents posts on making cases from something else and a few on fire forming that were posted. At this writing, the thompsoncenter g2 contender is the only commercially produced firearm in 7 30 waters. March 24th, 2010 windows7 compatible quickload updates from. Figure on losing around 100200 feet per second of velocity when using that load in firearm with a shorter barrel length, like the 10 14 or 20 contender barrels. Hed purchased a used thompson center contender chambered for the 730 waters and could.
Reloading discussions archive page gunsite south africa. Nosler ballistic tip with either w748 or h4895 in a few different 730 waters contender barrel to include both 10 bull barrels and super 14 barrels. I wish i could get some h4895 or imr 4895 powder to try some loads with as they seem to get top velocity. Offline hunlee, if what you are shooting works for you, then stick with it. Thompson center contender super 14 730 waters barrel for sale.
Cci200 work with these, but you can use what you prefer as long as you work up slowly due to the ignition variations in primers hope this helps bullet grs. This data was developed for use in the tc contender and encore handguns. I think jd did a 7mm on the 3030 case which would be like a 730 waters ackleyimproved type. The contender handgun saved the life of the 7 30 waters as a hunting cartridge, and soon 7 30 waters became a popular caliber with shooters of contender carbines and, later, rifles. I find that using the spitzer bullets in the 120 and 9 gr i have better accurracy than the 3030 at 200 yards. The idea was to design a high performance cartridge that operates at chamber pressures compatible with the marlin m336 and winchester m94. Because of the 3030 cartridge is being blow out to form the 730 water brass it allows more powder.
Personally, i get excellent results with either the 120 grain nosler bt or the 9 grain hornady sst bullets. I find that using the spitzer bullets in the 120 and 9 gr i have better accurracy than the 30 30 at 200 yards. I recently bought a 14 barrel in 7 30 waters for my g2 tc contender. A 730 waters cartridge is made by taking a 3030 casing left. In 1986, thompsoncenter began chambering 10inch, 14inch, and 20inch contender barrels for the cartridge. All that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combated, suppressed only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle. This year will be my first year hunting with a 14 7 30 waters. Ric seat a bullet and mark where its depth in the case. My 730 waters is a savage model 99 that was rebarreled to this caliber. Sep 01, 2007 bought this book after i read ken waters pet loads. I would imagine that the reloading book ken waters pet loads would have the information. The contender handgun saved the life of the 730 waters as a hunting cartridge, and soon 730 waters became a popular caliber with shooters of contender carbines and, later, rifles.
My experience has taught me this bullet is a little tough. The following loads are for the contender pistol only. At first was a little bit disappointed, but after reading thru this book i am quite happy with it. The vso gun channel is an educational resource of vso media llc, a research and development testing evaluation firm. Nosler ballistic tip with either w748 or h4895 in a few different 7 30 waters contender barrel to include both 10 bull barrels and super 14 barrels. Previously i used a 10 contender bull barrel in 7 30 waters to take 4 whitetails all with 120gr. There are no accuracy loads for a contender with a factory barrel.
This year will be my first year hunting with a 14 730 waters. Thompson currently chamber the 7mm08 which has become vastly more popular than the former chambering. However, in 1986, thompsoncenter began chambering 10inch, 14inch and 20 inch contender barrels in 730 waters. I shoot, hunt and reload for a 14 tc contender in 7 30 waters and cannot recall ever seeing any lead bullet data. My brother has the contender in 730 and it is a tack shooter. Back in the day i used to shoot contenders in 218 bee, 222, 223, 357 max, 7 30, 30 30, 35 rem, 44 mag, and 4570ouch. Thanks for the data pinsnscrews, that load data is that of standard 10mm loadings but with velocities of the 14 barrel. Taken from page 169 the complete reloading manual for the tc contender please note. Do not use these loads in any other type of handgun. The 7 30 waters never gained any popularity and was soon dropped from production.332 1108 25 1190 1010 53 862 826 460 959 343 1267 751 127 623 101 876 812 456 504 62 184 1325 509 279 41 829 967 1508 920 1303 902 1258 668 338 1050 319 313 576 528 136 304 326 248 1117 116 1053