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30-30 Winchester or 35 Rem?

Old 08-20-2006, 11:59 AM
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as far as a short-range deer rifle goes, what do you guys preffer?


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Old 08-20-2006, 12:04 PM
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I have them both and usally grab the .30-30.
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Old 08-20-2006, 12:18 PM
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yeah Ive always liked the 30-30. But my grampa has a Marlin 336C thats chambered in 35 rem, havent used it for deer yet, but he shot his first deer with it in '65, and brings it as a backup on his bear hunts. I like both rounds.


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Old 08-20-2006, 12:25 PM
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30-30......tried and true round.
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Old 08-20-2006, 01:37 PM
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Theres nothing wrong with the .308 Winchester either, for short range shots!
Just my personal philosophy, but ANY deer cartridge can make a short shot, but the short range cartridges CAN'T make a long shot if one comes up!
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Old 08-20-2006, 02:10 PM
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30-30......tried and true round.
Bingo! 112 years and still going strong. The 35 Rem has just a hair more oomph, but nothing can be compared to the legendary"vibe" that the30-30 has. There's just something about a classic 30-30 lever gun that can't be explained.
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Old 08-20-2006, 02:58 PM
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I have them both and usally grab the .30-30.
Same here, a pair of Marlin Levers. The 30-30 gets used the most.

(and it helps that I also havebarrels for myContender in 30-30 so it's one less cartridge I have to pack if going out of town)
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:48 AM
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well let me be ther barer of bad news to all you tirdy tirdy fans out there, I have been using a 35rem for many years and there hasnt been a deer that I have shot with it that hasnt dropped dead in its tracks up to 250 yards some on full out runs. I have shot a few deer with a 30-30 but personally the 30-30 is way over rated and the .35rem is way over looked as an excellent all purpose deer rifle, use the .35 youll be much more happier.
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Old 08-21-2006, 10:02 AM
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Theres nothing wrong with the .308 Winchester either, for short range shots!
Just my personal philosophy, but ANY deer cartridge can make a short shot, but the short range cartridges CAN'T make a long shot if one comes up!
The .308Win iscapable of much longer range shots than theothertwo cartridges talked about here. It is still the prefered weapon forswat/sniper teams and I have killeddeer at well over 300yds with it.
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Yes the 308 is my primary deer hunting gun, i have taken deer wihit it up to 300 yards.
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