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Old 10-10-2005, 11:00 AM
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Quick question for any fire arm pro out there, I've hunted with my 30-30 for about 13 years now and love the gun for brush busting and tight spots, this year I've found a stand location that is going to give me shots at up to and just past 100 yards, do you think i will have enough power with a 170 grain bullet to make a 100+ yard shot with it?
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Old 10-10-2005, 11:06 AM
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yes providing you can hit the target.
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Old 10-10-2005, 11:37 AM
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A .30-30 is plenty for shotsaround150yds, which is farther than I canaccurately shoot anyway.




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Old 10-10-2005, 12:17 PM
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it will work ,but you want a new gun.i find the 30:06 is a good all around weapon
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Old 10-10-2005, 01:16 PM
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No problem for a 30-30, that caliber has probably laid more deer down that any other.
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Old 10-10-2005, 06:31 PM
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30-06 is the way to go.

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Old 10-10-2005, 06:43 PM
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1st deer I ever shot was with a scoped, lever 30-30 at 125 yards. It is a capapble gun at that distance providing you can get the bullet where it belongs. As others have pointed out, there are better calibers out there but the ole 30-30 will get er done.

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Old 10-10-2005, 06:43 PM
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Yes!
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Old 10-10-2005, 06:47 PM
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You didn't mention how long the barrel is or if you have a scope on it. Also, do you sight it in at 100? If so, are you comfortable on paper at that range? The average barrel length on a 30/30 is more than sufficiant, but it's shorter than your average 30-06, or similar hunting rifle. Even with the shorter barrel, no scope, etc., if you are comfortable at 100 yards, then the 30/30 itself is more than capable.
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Old 10-10-2005, 08:20 PM
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When in doubt ..go ALL out ... 300 WSM .... works everytime.

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