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Old 08-22-2010, 06:07 PM
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Who still takes out the old 30-30 when deer season hits? What the best round? Any pics of deer taken with the 30-30?

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Old 08-23-2010, 01:46 PM
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i still take the trusty 30-30 out a few times a season usually bag one with it
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:59 PM
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I use my Winchester model 97 lever action. It gets the job done!
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Old 08-23-2010, 02:23 PM
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Looking to maybe pick up one. Any pics to help me decide?
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Old 08-23-2010, 02:31 PM
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I take mine out for an occaissional stalk. Mine is a model 94. Of todays batch, probably the Marlin is the most proven. The Mossberg gets good write ups. Of course there are plenty of Winchesters out there, but they are designed for open sights- mine has Lyman apertures on it.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:14 PM
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My marlin 30-30 is all I have to deer hunt for a rifle.It kills them every year.I like the winchester 170 grain power points.The core lokts are good rounds also.
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Old 08-23-2010, 04:14 PM
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I use mine in the thick brush, Win model 94. If I were to buy one today it would be the Marlin. I would just like to scope mine once in a while for stalking purposes.
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Old 08-23-2010, 04:17 PM
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I use 170grs, have thought about trying hornady's 160grs, but I have little reason to shoot a .30-30 at 200-300yds.

Don't use it much, but have thought about taking it on a cougar hunt...
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Old 08-23-2010, 04:28 PM
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My brother in law has used his 30-30 for about 40 years. It is his only center fire hunting rifle. He's killed many, many deer with this rifle. I know of none that we have failed to recover, and no more than the "usual" effort. He uses Remington Express. Not sure what grain bullet.
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:15 PM
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I love mine, it's a marlin, its my primary hunt'n gun.
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