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Old 05-13-2010, 03:01 PM   #11
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I've taken deer with the 30/30 out to 200 yards and I took a moose up close and personal. The 30/30 doesn't have enough velocity to need a partition bullet and any 170 grain bullet on the shelf will do the job out to 150 yards. Take a broadside shot and you'll likely find the mushroomed bullet under the hide on the opposite side.
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:03 PM   #12
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Aside from dead animals what were the results (recovered bullet, penetration, exit wound, etc...) of those two long shots and the moose up close?
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Old 05-14-2010, 03:49 AM   #13
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On the whitetail buck I shot at 200 the 170 Silvertip went through him broadside and exited for a quick kill. The moose I had to follow into the thick stuff due to a lesss than optimal hit I put on him with a .30-06. I exchanged for my open sight 30/30 to follow him into the thicket. I found him at ten yards and he came to his feet and I sent two 170 Silvertips into his heart which put him back down and killed him. Both Silvertips were in his heart and they had mushroomed perfectly. Those shots were only ten yards which explains the lack of penetration.
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:28 AM   #14
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I used my 30-30 to kill my first elk and my first deer. I used to shoot Winchester Silvertip 170-grain ammo.
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Old 06-19-2010, 06:57 PM   #15
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3030 rocks and dont let anyone tell ya otherwise.mine is 102 yrs old and i still load for it.just remember yer range limits
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:43 AM   #16
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Know a guy who uses one every year. He uses LEVERevolution (160 gr FTX). He has taken 6 plus elk with it with no loses due to wounding. However, he never shoots one past 150 yards.
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:54 AM   #17
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More elk taken and more elk lost with .30-30's because in the old days that's what they carried unless they owned a .30-06 - period.

They kill them with bow & arrow also.................all about shot placement, you know that !
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:41 PM   #18
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sure like to see some proof that more elk have been wounded with a 30-30 than magnums. I once read an article written by an elk guide and he said the most problems they have is with hunters using magnum rifles.
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:37 PM   #19
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The .30-30 Winchester has probably killed more deer than any other cartridge. And it has probably wounded and lost more deer than any other cartridge. But hunters and not the .30-30 cartridge must be given credit for one and blamed for the other. In the hands of those hunters who accept the .30-30's limitations as a big game cartridge, the Winchester Model 94 and the Marlin Model 336 are deadly deer rifles. But those same rifles in the hands of hunters who don't believe their shots should be limited to 200 paces or less and a lot of wounded deer will limp over the next hill.



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The 30-30 Winchester was introduced to the public as a sporting cartridge by Winchester in 1895............
Winchester's own model 94 30-30's running into the millions of firearms produced.
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:49 AM   #20
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I've also used 170 gr Winchester Silvertips in the past to kill elk and deer. Been a many of times in the deep woods I'd rather had that ole 30-30 than a scoped rifle. Many Times.
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