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Old 01-04-2015, 10:00 AM
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Was looking to see what you guys are using for 30-30 ammo. I have used the 150gr corelokts for 5 years with many deer taken. None lost
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:16 PM
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I used 170g corelokts or powerpoints when I used a 30-30.
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by duckslayer82
Was looking to see what you guys are using for 30-30 ammo. I have used the 150gr corelokts for 5 years with many deer taken. None lost
I don't use a 30-30, but I have used 150gr corelocts in .308 caliber with great success!
The last half of your statement says it all! Don't try to fix what ain't broken!
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Old 01-05-2015, 09:07 AM
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I use 160 Grain Hornady LeverEvolution. Killed many deer with that round, and every one has dropped in its tracks. 201 yards is my longest shot so far, the old doe dropped where she stood. I love this round!
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Old 01-05-2015, 04:28 PM
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to agree with a 30-30.
Still remember the kidding I got from the users of .308, 30/06 and 270, decades ago.
Always said I was underarmed with my lever action rifle.

Well until I'd invite them to come see my harvested deer.
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Old 01-05-2015, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Valentine
to agree with a 30-30.
Still remember the kidding I got from the users of .308, 30/06 and 270, decades ago.
Always said I was underarmed with my lever action rifle.

Well until I'd invite them to come see my harvested deer.
True but I don't care what people think about it. Proof is in the pudding. 30-30 has taken a lot of deer over the years
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:30 PM
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30 30 170 grain is a great short range deer bear round. Kinda miss my old Marlins.
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:45 AM
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I came across a Glenfield 30A (precursor to the Marlin 336) on a trade almost 20yrs ago, and that was my "cure" for the case of magnumitus that I was already developing. I had hunted with a borrowed 270win, then had bought a 30-06 as my first deer rifle, but was getting ribbed that I should have bought a 7mm Rem mag or a 300win mag. I didn't need the rifle, but I got the 30-30 as a part of a trade for a saddle, and it basically came across that I got the rifle for free since the saddles we traded were really about equal value.

Since I was just a kid and didn't know anything more than what I was getting told, I was expecting 100yrds with the Glenfield would be "stretching it". So I started reloading rounds and walking the target farther and farther down range. I started having trouble managing the drop with open sights at 300yrds, so I labeled it a 250yrd deer rifle. I was shooting Core-lokts at that time, so that's what I stuck with. Fast forward 20yrs, I very seldomly carry a .30-30 in the field, as I favor the 44mag levergun to the 30wcf, but I've taken a dozen or so deer with 30-30 leverguns between 100-250ish yards. I've had a couple 336's and win 94's, still wish I hadn't sold that old Glenfield out of all of them. Win 94 Trapper was a fun one, even though it held a round or two less than the longer models.

Pretty hard to argue with the Rem Core-lokts, and I've killed almost all of my 30-30 deer with them, but I'm a big fan of the killing performance of the Hornady Revolution bullets in other rounds, so I started using them a few years ago for what little 30-30 shooting I do. The trajectory benefit over 200-300yrds for the .30-30 between the LeverEvolutions and conventional round/flat point 30-30 bullets isn't really as relevant as the difference the pointed tips make for other levergun rounds, but they do a great job killing, so I'm a big Leverevolution fan.
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Old 01-07-2015, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Nomercy448
I came across a Glenfield 30A (precursor to the Marlin 336) on a trade almost 20yrs ago, and that was my "cure" for the case of magnumitus that I was already developing. I had hunted with a borrowed 270win, then had bought a 30-06 as my first deer rifle, but was getting ribbed that I should have bought a 7mm Rem mag or a 300win mag. I didn't need the rifle, but I got the 30-30 as a part of a trade for a saddle, and it basically came across that I got the rifle for free since the saddles we traded were really about equal value.

Since I was just a kid and didn't know anything more than what I was getting told, I was expecting 100yrds with the Glenfield would be "stretching it". So I started reloading rounds and walking the target farther and farther down range. I started having trouble managing the drop with open sights at 300yrds, so I labeled it a 250yrd deer rifle. I was shooting Core-lokts at that time, so that's what I stuck with. Fast forward 20yrs, I very seldomly carry a .30-30 in the field, as I favor the 44mag levergun to the 30wcf, but I've taken a dozen or so deer with 30-30 leverguns between 100-250ish yards. I've had a couple 336's and win 94's, still wish I hadn't sold that old Glenfield out of all of them. Win 94 Trapper was a fun one, even though it held a round or two less than the longer models.

Pretty hard to argue with the Rem Core-lokts, and I've killed almost all of my 30-30 deer with them, but I'm a big fan of the killing performance of the Hornady Revolution bullets in other rounds, so I started using them a few years ago for what little 30-30 shooting I do. The trajectory benefit over 200-300yrds for the .30-30 between the LeverEvolutions and conventional round/flat point 30-30 bullets isn't really as relevant as the difference the pointed tips make for other levergun rounds, but they do a great job killing, so I'm a big Leverevolution fan.
Yep. I love my old Glenfield, put down 3 deer with it this year. One of em @ 200 yards. Its a great gun.
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:40 PM
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Nothing wrong with Rem. or Win. 30/30 Win. ammo. But give Leverlution a try. I switched to it in my 444 Marlin "Guide" and it really improved the performance. Much better groups and a lot less drop. And it does a good job killing!
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