Iím planning hiking/scouting trips for Caribou, and what-not, early in the year, this spring, and Iím planning to carry my 30-30 along for bear protection.
Which of the following 2, loads is best for that purpose? My choice is between 170 grain Hornady FN bullets designed for the 30-30,,,,
OR, 173 grain FN GC bullets, also for 30-30,,,
Both loads are Full Power Loads. Using the SAME CHARGE of the SAME powder.
Conventional Wisdom (seems to be) that Penetration is very important, when youíre using handgun for bears, and that a Hard Cast Bullet, is superior to most Jacketed bullets in terms of Penetration.
But what about a 30-30 RIFLE? Does this theory hold for a .30 Cal. Bullet at close to 2,000 fps?
Thanks, for your thoughts.
Smitty of the North