I have a Savage 30-30 over 20Ga combo gun. Great for the type of hunting I do--Deer with shots at ducks/squirrels/rabbits depending on season. In the woods and brush this is great. Only problem is the accuracy/ballistics of the 30-30 on longer ranges is not up to what I would like. I can improve the sights but bullets with better ballistics are typically for 30-06 or .308 and don't shoot well at all. The best accuracy came from lead bullets with a gas check but the limited powder charge for these limits me to under 150 yards for a clean kill on deer. I'm also running out of those bullets! I'd like to get out to 200-250 yards. The lead bullets had sufficient accuracy out to 200 yards if I had a good rest off a tree or shot sitting down or prone.
Any suggestions on making a better load for this gun? Haven't tried the rubber tipped (Leverloution?) bullets yet but thought I should be able to work up something that would use one of the more common .308 diameter bullets.