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Old 12-16-2007, 08:05 PM
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last time i went i was young, and i need to know what gun would be good for huntin whitetail, my dad has a winchester 30/30, will it be good enough?
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:16 PM
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30/30 would be plenty. If you get back to hunting full time I would invest in a goodbolt action 270 with a good 2x7 or 3x9 scope on it welcome back
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:53 PM
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i agree with bigiron, a .270 or a .270 WSM will cover you( if you become a seasoned hunter) , not only for deer but you could also have fun with Elk and other big game animals.
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:01 PM
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For whitetails under 150 yards, a Winchester 30-30 is as good as anything.
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:15 AM
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I dont think its got enough power. You shold be looking at a 338 Ultra Mag or a 30-378 Weatherby Mag as a minimum. A 150 pound deer is one tough critter.
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:11 AM
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.30/30 is still an excellent cartridge for deer and anything smaller than deer. If it's a Marlin 336, put a scope on it. If it is a M94 Winchester, usea micrometer aperture rear sight on it! You need all the bullet placement help you can get. Regular factory iron sights are the WORST aiming devices out there!
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:18 AM
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The 30-30 has probably killed more whitetail deer than anyother cartridge. Like Eldequello says,be sure you have a good set of sights on it.
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Old 12-17-2007, 07:20 AM
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Any of the standby calibers will work fine....30-30, 270, 30-06, 308.......put a decent scope on and you are in business....
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:42 AM
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The 30-30 will be allyou need for those whitetails. If you look are Hornady Leverevolution raounds it will increase your range to around 250 yards.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:57 AM
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NO PROPLEM WITHT HE WIN3030 expecialy if you can use one for free

if i bought a new gun it would be a 3006 or a 3030 why buy a off caliber round that cost a arm and a leg for ammo
also the no longer make the win rifles so do not go looking for a new one
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