So, I've finally started reloading for my Winchester Model 55 in .30-30. This was manufactured in 1931 and is one hell of a lot of fun to shoot. I thought I was real lucky when I found out that the LeverEvolution bullets were being sold as components as Hornady FTX's. So, I loaded up a few rounds of different recipes to start the process along with a box of 150 gr. SP Remington's. Well, at 100 yards with the Remington SP's, this rifle will will keep about 2" groups off sandbags. That's about Minute of Deer so I was happy. I tried some of the Factory Hornday LeverEvolution's and found a 10" group staring back at me, and that's just with the rounds that made it on paper. So, I ran a rod, let it cool a little and tried the reloads with the FTX bullets. WOW! I have never seen such bad groups in all my life. It was like 12 ga. patterning. Returned to the Remington SP's and we were back to 2" groups. Looks like this old girl prefers the old classic bullet technology over the new and improved, world's only Lever Action safe Spitzer bullets. Question is, you guys think this is because of the fact that there's so much less surface area on the LeverEvolution bullet's - being Spitzer style and all - or would you chalk it up to one of those mysterious circumstances that the old girl just plain don't like 'em? Gonna try some Nosler Partitions in it next. Best Soft Point's I know of. Any other suggestions?